Dry Baby Backs

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by xzebra, Oct 4, 2013.

  1. xzebra

    xzebra Fire Starter


    I have made some baby back ribs in my smoker using the much preferred method of 2-2-1 and they turned out a bit too dry for my liking.  Do you have any recommendations oh how to make this better?  I cooked them at 225 throughout the whole process.

    FYI I did not brine them....but don't know if I need to or should have.  

    Thanks for your help!
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Did you put any liquid in when you foiled them?
    You can try adjusting your times like a 2-2.5-.5, more time in the foil with some liquid and less time at the end should make them a lot moister.
  3. xzebra

    xzebra Fire Starter

    Thanks for your help S2K9K,

    Yes, I put BBQ sauce on them when I foiled them.  I was also thinking of cutting down the time to .5 on the last step as I have seen many people doing this.
  4. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Not sure barbecue sauce would be considered liquid in this instance. I would try 1/4 cup apple juice. You can still use the barbecue sauce.
  5. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I use a couple of tablespoons, give or take, of bbq sauce and a couple of tablespoons of brown sugar and I always end up with about 3/8 cup of liquid when I take them out of the foil.

    Remember size matters as much as cooking temperature, if the racks were on the small side 2-2-1 may be too much cook time.
  6. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you foil. Add some dr pepper, coke ,apple juice, cranberry juice, or other juices you like. Seal the foil tight, The steam from the juice will moisten them
  7. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I am one of those that usually only goes 30 minutes for the last part.... depending on how done they got in the foil.....
  8. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  9. yup, you need to add liquid. Apple juice is a good choice or any one mentioned above...[​IMG]

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