Can Spare Ribs stall at 140-145?

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Its_Raw

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Nov 25, 2023
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Just curious as to whether pork spare ribs can stall around 140- to 145-degrees? Had some on the smoker today that barely moved once they hit that range.
 
Just curious as to whether pork spare ribs can stall around 140- to 145-degrees? Had some on the smoker today that barely moved once they hit that range.
Yes they can. I don't usually temp monitor ribs, but I have noticed they can get stubborn if your pit temp runs on the lower side.
My thoughts is that's why the wrap method evolved. Trap the moisture and boil in the foil.
 
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Ribs can stall, however, given the thickness of the meat, it usually is short lived. I too do it by pullback on the bone and rough timing. When I think they're ready, I try lifting to see if the bend/crack and call it good.

In the spirit of true transparency, I'll also cut and end an take the chefs cut to verify...like everyone else! 😉
 
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