Two "Rookie" questions about 3-2-1

Discussion in 'Pork' started by elmcityboy, Dec 21, 2010.

  1. elmcityboy

    elmcityboy Newbie

    Hi - I'm new to this and have two rookie questions - appreciate the help and happy holidays!

    1)  I'm more of a fan of Baby-Back ribs - what do I need to change to use this method for baby backs (or is there a better method for fall off the bone ribs)?

    2)  Should I use indirect heat or direct heat when using 3-2-1?

    Thanks again!
     
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What equipment are you running?
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    The times for Baby Backs are 2-2-1 and indirect would be better you want cooker temps of about 225
     
  4. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't forget to remove that membrane & of course the qview
     
  5. coacher72

    coacher72 Smoking Fanatic

    Pineywoods is right on. Don't forget the Q-view
     
  6. elmcityboy

    elmcityboy Newbie

    I have the BGE - i'll bite-  what's a q-view?
     
  7. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member


     Qview = Pics
     
  8. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ribs you want low and slow, let the smoker do the work.
     
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    2-2-1 @ 225 degrees. Can't miss with this & like realtorterry says "Don't forget to remove the membrane".
     
  10. I agree with smokinAl... for baby backs I would go 2-2-1 and maybe even a 2-1-1 . Baby backs cook a whole lot faster than spares do.
     
  11. bbqthundar

    bbqthundar Newbie

    If you want the meat to fall off the bone then you have to use foil....I just did some baby back ribs last week and didn't use foil and smoked them for 5 hours, they turned out great but didn't fall off the bone which was fine because they were for a work Christmas Party!
     
  12. elmcityboy

    elmcityboy Newbie

    Thanks, everyone...lol - we tried to find some nice racks but failed...instead we went with a Brisket and Butt to feed the family.  Both came out great as I experiemented with smoke (6), wrap (6) and sit for 30 mins, then pull/slice...juicy and awesome!  Enjoy the q-view and Happy[​IMG][​IMG]  New Year!!!
     

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