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Bare Naked Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by Tex1911, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Tex1911

    Tex1911 Smoke Blower

    My next experiment will be placing the ribs, most likely BB ribs, in the smoker untouched. No rub, no SPOG. Nothing. It will be the 3-2-1 process with a little twist. So, I want to see what you guys think about maybe a thin layer of Virgin Olive Oil to prevent drying out. Or would 3 hours burn the oil? Bad idea?

    They will be in MES 40 with the mod box at 225* ish.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Epic Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BB Ribs usually only need 2-2-1 at 225°F. If you want more smoke, 3 hours is fine but you may wish to cut an hour else were to avoid overcooking. OLIVE OIL Smoke Point is 405°F. Use it if you wish...JJ
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  3. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I do ribs naked too, but let them go in the smoke until done, no wrapping.
    They come out plenty juicy. If it were me I would use St. Louis style ribs, since they have a little more fat in them & they won't dry out. BB's tend to get dry, especially if they are real thick with a piece of loin on top. They will be marked as loin back ribs & that's all they sell around here anymore.
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  4. schlotz

    schlotz Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Agree with Al. No wrap & smoke 'em till they're done. You can still do it with BBs, might need to monitor a bit more.
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  5. Tex1911

    Tex1911 Smoke Blower

    Good points from all. I forgot the BB ribs don't need as much time as the others.
  6. BKING!

    BKING! Smoking Fanatic

    I’d at least add salt. Helps with moisture retention
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