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Need advice on Ribs

post #1 of 13
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I've tried St. Louis style ribs twice, but they weren't getting fall off the bone done due to issues I had with getting the tempature high enough. I think I've got the heat problem fixed now and I'm going to do some ribs this weekend for Labor day. Here's my delima: my two not so good attempts at St. Louis ribs has got me wanting to try baby backs. Should I give it one more try on St. Louis or go baby back. I guess I could do one of each
post #2 of 13
I say give her another go. IMHO BB's are too little meat for the price you pay. What temps are you able to maintain on your smoker?
post #3 of 13
Go with the St. Louis cut. Try the 3-2-1 method. 3 hours in smoke, 2 hours in aluminum foil with a little apple juice in the packet, and 1 hour out of foil. If you sauce, put it on in the last 30 minutes so it does not burn. (I use a 3 to 1 mix of apple juice and Captain Morgan's Original Spiced rum to spray the ribs at hour 1 and 2, and use that in the foil.)

Hope this helps.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #4 of 13
I'm with Meowey on this, 'cept I use Old Grand Dad instead of the Captain... me and the Captain had a rough get together a few years ago... never let him back in my house again! The bastid...PDT_Armataz_01_23.gifPDT_Armataz_01_32.gif
post #5 of 13
I am not a fan of either, but how in the world could "old grand dad" be better than anything? for smoking or drinking?
post #6 of 13
You might even try some butter in the foil or the last little bit on the smoker
post #7 of 13
Hmm, now you got me thinking. How about a 50-50 mix of apple juice and Old Wisers. icon_question.gif
post #8 of 13
If you have your temp. problem figured out, then you should be fine. Give the St. louis a try again. If you do sauce at the end, be carefull you don't burn the sauce by putting it on 2 soon. Thats my 2 pennies PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #9 of 13
I guess I'm in the minority and love my baby back ribs although I've never had a problem with getting either "fall off the bone"; usually the trick is keeping a little bite on them. The longer you keep it in the foil the more likely they will be "fall off the bone" tender.
post #10 of 13
if you don't like adding alcohol- for a spritz i've been using apple,canberry,& lemon juices & evoo.
post #11 of 13
Might have to ask Grandma about that one ...icon_razz.gif
post #12 of 13
I chose that one day because it was on sale. I've used Jack Daniels almost exclusively, but wanted to try smokin' with a "more thrifty" brand. Ended up that it is darn good whiskey, especially for smokin'.

Now I save the JD for sippin'! PDT_Armataz_01_05.gif
post #13 of 13
LOL!! PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
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