cook time for.spares

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by rhscreations, May 17, 2013.

  1. Smoking 4 racks if spare ribs tomorrow...shootimg for 225-250.... What wld be an average done.time? Not foiling altho I.wld wld like try that,just aleays cooked without foiling...
  2. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I don't go by temp on ribs...ever.  I just stick with 225 w/ 3-2-1.   If it aint broke.....
    Last edited: May 17, 2013
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Spares are gonna take 5-6 hours, give or take. If you want to do the foil, just type "3-2-1 spare ribs" in the search window at the top of the page and you'll get tons of threads about that method. To summarize, 3-2-1 stands for 3 hours in the smoker "naked", then 2 hours wrapped in foil, then the last hour uncovered again.

    Good luck! And be sure to show and tell us how they turn out!

  4. I understand part of 2-2-1... 2 hours in.smoke....But the.second wrapped out of tje smoker or Still in?
  5. Oh no worries ill post pix..
  6. geerock

    geerock Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    You can put them wherever you like..... but as long as the smoker is going, foil them up with a bit of juice and keep cooking. You tend to get a more tender and moist rib with some foiling if you are not well schooled in full open cook time for ribs.
  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    In general, the method is 2-2-1 for baby backs, and 3-2-1 for spares, adjusted as needed.

    The first number (2 or 3) is hours of cooking the uncovered ribs in smoke. The second number (2) is hours of cooking in foil. There is no need for applying smoke during this stage, as the ribs won't take on smoke while foiled. The last number (1) designates 1 last hour when you take the ribs back out of the foil and put them back in the smoker. I always apply smoke during this stage, but there are others who don't.

  8. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Yep, ...typo on my part.   Red has ya covered.    I just did baby backs the other day and still have them on my mind!  LOL
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The guys got you covered on timing now here is the way to go from good to GREAT Ribs...

    Foiling Juice

    For each Rack of Ribs Combine:

    1T Pork Rub, yours

    1/2 Stick Butter

    1/2C Cane Syrup... Dark Corn Syrup...or Honey

    1/4C Apple Cider...or Juice

    1T Molasses


    2T Vinegar, 2T Mustard and 1/4C Ketchup to make it more KC Style.

    Simmer 5-10 minutes until syrupy consistency.

    Allow to cool for 5 minutes, pour over foiled Ribs and

    run your 2 hour phase of 3-2-1. For the last phase return

    the ribs to the smoker BUT reserve any Juice remaining

    in the Foil. Simmer the Juice over med/low heat to reduce to a saucy thickness. Glaze the Ribs for presentation or service.

    For a Sweet Finishing Sauce for Pulled Pork:  Make a Double batch, Butter optional or do as I do...Use the Smoked Pork Fat from the drip pan...

    Add 1/2 the batch to the Foil Pack or place it in a Pan with your Butt, when the IT hits 165*F.

    Cover the pan with foil and continue to heat to 205*F for pulling.

    At 205* rest or hold the Butt in a cooler wrapped in towels until ready to serve.

    Pull the Pork and place it back in the pan with the pan Juices and any additional reserved Foiling Juice to moisten and Serve...OR... Bag and refrigerate until needed.

    When re-heating place the Pulled Pork in a Pan or Crockpot and add reserved Foiling Juice or Apple Cider, as needed to make up the Juice that was absorbed while  the pork was refrigerated. Cover and re-heat in a pre-heated 325-350*F oven or on High in the crockpot to 165*F and Serve.

    Note: the addition of the reserved Foiling Juice or Apple Cider should make the PP moist but not Swimming.

    I was AMAZED...No additional sauce needed. Thanks for the inquiries, ENJOY...JJ
  10. Definatly going to try this thank u all so.much...will be fiting up the.smoker soon and posting pix this alteraron!
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Good luck!  Looking forward to seeing your results!

    And I highly recommend JJ's Foiling Juice...I used his recipe on my last spare ribs and its great!

  12. Ready for the put...bud light in hand and a.sunny 78 is Good todas!
  13. should have left in tunning plates

  14. 3 hours in smoke.....lookin Good!
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Howdy , Creations. I'm proud of you for not foiling [​IMG]  I never wrap my Spares :

    I put them on at 225*F and watch till they break like this , on lifting with tongs.Notice the nice Bark on them, and after the finish you may not want any sauce with them.

    It will take up to 6 hrs. to get here , but be patient , the rewards are excellent.

    Have fun and ...

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