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Baby Backs on the MES

ryanhoelzer

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Getting ready to throw some baby backs on the MES. I'm going to go with my new favorite 2-3-1 as seen here:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=91822

In that experiment I actually started them on the Char Broil and then moved to the MES, I'm doing these completely on the MES but I'm going to use a little lump along with the chips.

I got these from a local meat store. Their prices are higher than WM, Sams, etc but these look like a really good slab of ribs. They're IBP but I don't see a grade on them.

Using a friend's rub that has a pretty good kick so using it sparingly.





 

fourthwind

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Personally I think 2-3-1 will be too much time in the foil for baby backs. You will have to play with this with your smoker and temps. In my MES I am typically go 2-1.5-1. I dont like ribs completely falling apart though either.
 

ryanhoelzer

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Here they are after 2 hrs on the grate, before going into foil. I'm using foil pans instead of foil wrapping. Anyone ever compared to see if there's any difference?

 

ryanhoelzer

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In my experiment I really liked 3 hrs in the foil, they were pretty much falling off the bone though, depends how you like them. I'm doing these at 240 in the MES, last time I was at 230.

I keep saying I'm going to use a spreadsheet or database to track these but that's part of why I do these detailed threads, I can look back at them to see what I did and how it worked out..
 

jfpark

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That wouldn't happen to be a pizza from Tony's, would it? :)

Good luck!
 

ryanhoelzer

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Here they are at 5 hrs, going back on the grate. They're going to be falling off the bone, I think the time back on the grate will firm them up a little though.

Maybe next time I'll try 2-2.5-1.

 

mballi3011

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Well by the looks of thoses I don't think you have done a very good job so I think you should shoot them down here to Fla. Then I'll finish them and let you know how they came out. No yours look fabulous and I bet they will be really tastey too.
 

ryanhoelzer

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I got sidetracked eating and never finished my post.. They turned out pretty good but not as good flavor as when I started on charcoal/lump. They were falling off the bone which is how I like them. I'll cut the foil time down a little next time and see how much difference it makes.
 

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