Re: 3-2-1 ?mdgoos, looks good - keep the pics coming. Remember to use the 3-2-1 as a guide line, watch your meat for pulling from the bone a 1/4" or so then wrap in foil.. You're gonna be a hit at your house tonight!
Many people think ribs should fall of the bone. If you are cooking for those people the 3-2-1 method will work fine. If you want to make a better rib, you will need to experiment and modify the 3-2-1 method. Lots of folks here do not foil at all. I am not a believer in rules, other than food safety, so I would experiment and find out what you and your family enjoy and go with that.
Good luck and good smoking.
exactly all i cook are backs and 6 hours is a long time for me to cook them, i cook 2 hours on then wrap for 2 hours
My own experience has been that unless your in a BBQ contest the majority of people like fall off the bone ribs. My wife is one of them, and so are all of our friends. I have done spares 6 hours with no foil and they are delicious, and yes they have some pull when you bite into them, but everybody here likes them falling off the bone better, so that's how I do them. I adjust the 3-2-1 a little sometimes & a happy medium for us seems to be 3.5-1.5-1. As everybody has said here the 3-2-1 is just an estimate. I think we all tweek it somewhat.