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At it again!! More spare ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bikr4jc, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. Well another birthday party today for a friend, she asked me to make some ribs for her.  Using the 321, here it is around hour 2...

    Left the top rack open for the tin pan when foiled....
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    looking good so far, waiting for the finished pic
  3. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I am "SO" drooling right now! [​IMG]
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Got a good start there. Cant wait to see the money shots at the end. 
  5. Something went wrong, they are at the end of the last hour and they are not falling off the bone, they seem a little tough, taste good but not real tender, should I let them go longer??  are they overdone??
  6. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member


     If you did 3 hours on the smoker .Wrapped tightly in foil 2 hours and then back on the grate for an hour and the spares are not tender then i would bet that your temps are off. Sounds like you were cooking at a lower temp than you thought.

     The ribs will not be falling off the bone but should easily pull clean from the bone when you take a bite.

     If you want fall off the bone just unfoil and maybe go 15 min back in the heat.
  7. after 3 hours I put them in a foil pan and tinfoiled the top...  will this work??  Is that my downfall....
  8. Help!!

    Here are the results, in the first one I am trying to bend them..
  9. ddigitalpimp

    ddigitalpimp Smoke Blower


    most likely, yes that is where it went wrong.  normally when you foil you want to wrap each section of rib in their own tin foil and place them back on the grates like you had them for the first three hours.  if they were all on top of each other in that foil pan they likely did not get as cooked through as they would have if you foiled each individually. 
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I have to agree with Digital Pimp dude and I wrap each rack in foil with alittle bit of my spritzing liquid and then back into the smoker for the 2 hours. Really I like mine with alittle bit of pull so I go for the 1 1/2 maybe a tad less. I think that I would pitch the pan next time and just foil them seperate.
  11. Thanks all for sharing your thoughts, last weekend I wrapped individually and got good results, this time I thought I would try the pan.... Damm the pan......

    Live and learn..