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first time doing ribs in foil...fail

post #1 of 9
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OK guys i did ribs for the first time in foil today the taste was good but they were falling off the bone(that was the fail part) and i didn't get the nice bark i get when i don't foil. Here is some Qview .   I do have to say i love eating my mess ups..

 

some BBs  found at wal mart 1.00 cheaper than few weeks ago so got 4 racks 002.JPG

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getting the rub together for the rub down.003.JPG

 

Ok did one with reg. mustard and did one with hot as hell mustard. there was no real difference when done. 004.JPG

all rubbed up and ready to go.005.JPG

getting the smoker up to temp.007.JPG

 

ok we were stable at 230 degrees so the ribs went on for 3 hours before foil.008.JPG

 

3 hours in and the foil went on..012.JPG

 

time for foil013.JPG

 

foiled for 2 hours now here is were it went wrong lol when i went to take them out of the foil for there last hour they were falling off the bone? so i took them off and let them rest.014.JPG

now the taste was great but i don't like them falling off the bone and i didn't get that nice tight bark. what you guys think did i foil to long my heat didn't get over 235 any ideas were i went wrong?  The wife loved  them so that was a plus for me lol

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If i would have had the bark i get when i don't foil and the taste i got with the ones i did foil i would have hit a home run guess thats why i love this so much every smoke is different.

thanks for looking and thank you for all the help. I love smoking food love to learn and love to try new things.

post #2 of 9

They look really good baby backs will get done quicker-I think the fomula for them is 2-2-1 rather than 3-2-1 which is for spares. Still very delicious looking.

 

At least they weren' tough! 

post #3 of 9

What I would do is foil your wifes ribs if she likes them like that and not foil your ribs if you like them like that. The Best of Both Worlds.

post #4 of 9
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Originally Posted by chainsaw View Post

They look really good baby backs will get done quicker-I think the fomula for them is 2-2-1 rather than 3-2-1 which is for spares. Still very delicious looking.

 

At least they weren' tough! 

thats what I've been doing too ..baby backs 2-2-1 and spares 3=2=1 and it's been working for me 

 

post #5 of 9

Same here... baby backs 2.2.1 and spareribs 3.2.1... that one hour makes a big difference.

 

but those sure do look good!!

post #6 of 9

I do a 2, 1.5, 1.5 and i loosely foil the ribs. Those look darn good !

post #7 of 9
Thread Starter 

Thanks guys i will try that 2 2 1 i don't want to give up on it. is that at 230F and if i do the 2 2 1 will i get a better bark? thanks for the help love it here.

post #8 of 9

You are not going to get the same bark w/ foil that you get w/ no foil. The foiling process braises or steams the ribs . this is what makes them so tender.

the braising process is not condusive to forming a heavy bark.  2 hrs in foil for baby backs is a long time ,I only foil for 30 min to an hour depending on how they feel after the 2 hour smoke.

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Originally Posted by tyotrain View Post

Thanks guys i will try that 2 2 1 i don't want to give up on it. is that at 230F and if i do the 2 2 1 will i get a better bark? thanks for the help love it here.


Ty,

If you are foiling and you want better bark get a dog, just kidding. If you want the bark, Low and Slow between200* and 225* (No Foil). With foil you are just steaming,braising the ribs within its own juices. 

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