Consistant texture the length of the rack?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by old poi dog, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha All,

    For presentation purposes, I like to smoke Babybacks in their whole lengths. I am using the no foil method. However, I find that the thinner end of the ribs usually smoke faster, and by the time the main part of the ribs are at the point that I like, the thinner end is overcooked. I usually put the thicker side of rib on the hotter side of the rack I'm using in the SmokeVault, and I keep the temps in the smoker at 235.
    Are there ways to smoke the whole length of rib so that the whole lenght is at a consistant texture?
  2. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I would maybe try a little cooler temp , maybe around 200-215*
    I do mine most of the time no foil also and try to keep the temps down.
    they usually take about 6 hours. there is no right or wrong way but thats the way I found I like them.
  3. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hmm..the ones I did yesterday took about 4.5 hours at 235.

    Maybe I went too long on the smoke. I remember I had good pullback at the 2 hour mark. I think I'll try another rack this week, and smoke em to the point that I like the texture of the thinner end. I'll make note of the time. Then I will see how much difference in texture there is between that end and the thicker part of the rack.

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