First run baby backs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by newqreview, Aug 8, 2016.

  1. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    My new pellet pro arrived today. Shipped it to the office for the dock as shipping weight was 302 lbs. Its now assembled and burned in.

    I've decided to give it a try at work before I bring it home. the dilemma is that means some Q for 36 guys lol. soooo, 4 ribs each = 12 racks! so be it. I read in the forum about these stainless steel pot lid organizers from Ikea...
  2. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

  3. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Its going to be a wall of meat! I hope 6 hours is long enough...

  4. jond36

    jond36 Meat Mopper

    I have the ikea racks as well. Best buy ever. Congrats on the new smoker. Keep in mind the more mass in the smoker, the longer it may take to cook. This rule definitely applies when ribs are close together. Just my opinion. The pros may tell you different.

    What temp are you cooking?
  5. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Its a new pellet grill so I was thinking low smoke for an hour then maybe 250... with a dry rub.

    Maybe this wasn't such a good idea lol

    Planning to start at about 6am and lunch is 12:30. Bringing the thermapen.
  6. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

  7. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Should have 3/8" between them once racked...
  8. jond36

    jond36 Meat Mopper

    For my smoker, 5 hrs at 250*F will land you at the right tenderness. Plan accordingly. If you want more fall of the bone try 6 hours. So your 1 hour at 180 + 5 hrs at 250 should be no problem.


    With alot of ribs it may take longer especially in a rack and close together. Just food for thought. Personally I give an hour buffer. If they are done early they can always rest an hour in foil with no problems. Again, each smoker, cook, and meat acts different. Thats my 2 cents.

    Happy smoking!:grilling_smilie:
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good luck!

    That's quite a project for your first smoke on a new smoker!

  10. burgerbob

    burgerbob Smoke Blower

    That's definitely a large order for a brand new smoker.  Really hoping things go well for you guys and of course we're going to need pictures of the finished product!
  11. sota d

    sota d Smoking Fanatic

    Looking good- keep us posted! Nice smoker!
  12. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Went with 6 racks - 12 lol, what was i thinking? ... photo at 90 minutes on low smoke which is running at about 200. rubbed with Jeffs Naked Rib Rub. First mist of apple juice. Gonna bump it up to 270.

  14. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Lookin' good..
  15. jond36

    jond36 Meat Mopper

    Looking good.Thumbs Up

    275 is usually 4 hrs.

    This is kind of my rule of thumb for baby backs:
    200 - 7hrs
    225 - 6hrs
    250 - 5hrs
    275 - 4hrs
  16. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Progress at 4.5 hrs. The pellet pro is rock solid on the temps, I however have been bouncing the temps all over averaging 225.

    Now at 275 to finish the ribs and cook the bacon... lunch is in an hour.

    Pay no attention to the missing rib!

  17. burgerbob

    burgerbob Smoke Blower

  18. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I can't believe that shipping weight,must be a quality unit! Lots of ribs there looking forward to the money shot!:drool
  19. newqreview

    newqreview Fire Starter

    Fairly happy with the first cook. That weight included 120 lbs of lumberjack pellets.

    They dissapeared like the snow before the sun!

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  20. jond36

    jond36 Meat Mopper

    It looks great
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2016

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