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Finishing Ribs On The Grill

Discussion in 'Pork' started by shrimp nasty, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. Evenin' All

    As the subject suggests, I'm toying with the idea of finishing some baby backs on a propane grill, probably substituting the last hour of the 2-2-1 method with it on the grill. My hopes in all of this, is that the inside will be tender, fall off the bone, and the outside will have a nice bark to it. Anyone have any success/failures/tips with this? Am I wasting my time?

    Reason I'm considering the experiment is because when I smoke ribs, they never really get a bark to them. I'm using an MES 40, and keep the heat around 225-240 when I do ribs. The night before I do a coating and rub and wrap in plastic wrap to sit until the next morning. Is there something else I can be doing to get that great bark and tender inside?

    Any input would be much appreciated.


  2. Shrimp

    I can't see where it will help much. Try kicking your heat up some on the MES the last hour. Remember if your using a sugar based rub it will burn above 250°

    Happy smoken form the west side of Arkansas.

  3. yotzee

    yotzee Smoking Fanatic

    I've finished ribs over propane 100 times. Just keep the flames low and move them around
  4. Thanks for the tips guys. I bought two racks so I guess I'll just have to try it both ways and see what I like best.