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First Rack, 3-2-1

post #1 of 11
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Picked up a rack yesterday and did a pretty rookie job of trimming it up. Could have chopped off a bit more to "square" it up.

Managed to keep the grate temp right around 230 with a little fluctuation. I wouldn't use the same rub again, it was a Mccormick pork rub. Really need to get dual thermometers and dial in a nie even temp across the grate. Using a COS.


On the grill 8am sharp



Not quite sure what I will change the next go, they're ok. But will definitely benefit from more research. I'm thinking a baffle is going to help, you can see one end got a but more heat and was too overdone, falling apart.
post #2 of 11

Looks tasty man. Did you wrap?

post #3 of 11
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Yep, with some apple juice
post #4 of 11
I think it's good to start with racks cut in two or three parts. You can try different styles of cooking and rubs,it takes a little experimenting to find what you like not to mention it's a lot of fun!
post #5 of 11
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That's where I decided the one thing that will definitely change is the rub :)
Edited by SmokelessWonder - 6/25/16 at 3:05pm
post #6 of 11

Looks good, I usually use Jeff's rub I do 2-2-1 ...I spray with apple juice every 30 mins or so, when I wrap I use squeeze butter, honey and sprinkle with dark brown sugar and place it meat side down, then back on with bone side down, (save the juice from the wrap it makes a good dip sauce).  I usually do one rack dry and the other with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce during that last hour.  If you want less fall off the bone, cut back on the wrap time to one and half hours.

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Originally Posted by GoNavy View Post

Looks good, I usually use Jeff's rub I do 2-2-1 ...I spray with apple juice every 30 mins or so, when I wrap I use squeeze butter, honey and sprinkle with dark brown sugar and place it meat side down, then back on with bone side down, (save the juice from the wrap it makes a good dip sauce).  I usually do one rack dry and the other with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce during that last hour.  If you want less fall off the bone, cut back on the wrap time to one and half hours.

I will definitely try that. I used sweet baby rays on this rack. I love that stuff. Definitely sounds like most of the improvement could be made during the wrap. Spritzing is probably another thing I should throw in
post #8 of 11

The ribs look good!  There were some good comments above as well.

 

I tend to be more of a yellow mustard, salt, pepper, garlic powder - and maybe paprika sometimes for asomething a little different.  I do both 3:2:1 or just smoked until done.  

 

Most times I serve the ribs naked (just tossing out another option) because my family members each prefers their own unique sauce (raspberry chipotle, sticky-pig, mustard based sauces, Sweet Baby Rays Wing Sauce, etc.)  

 

That's right - my wife likes SBR wing sauce on her ribs - lol.

post #9 of 11

Looks really good.

 

I'm trying ribs for the first time next Saturday on my new WSM.  I plan to do a rack of spares, and a rack of baby backs.  I'll use Jeff's rub and the 3-2-1 method for spares, and 2-2-1 for baby backs.  I can't wait.

 

Do you like your ribs cooked to "fall off the bone", or a little less tender?

post #10 of 11
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Originally Posted by TBoneJack View Post

Looks really good.

I'm trying ribs for the first time next Saturday on my new WSM.  I plan to do a rack of spares, and a rack of baby backs.  I'll use Jeff's rub and the 3-2-1 method for spares, and 2-2-1 for baby backs.  I can't wait.

Do you like your ribs cooked to "fall off the bone", or a little less tender?

I like to have to bite them off the bone if that makes sense, but no meat sticking to the bone. These were almost like pulled pork they got so tender
post #11 of 11

The ribs look great!

Nice job on your first try!

 

Al

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