Help me save my ribs

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by wallyrus, Aug 30, 2015.

  1. wallyrus

    wallyrus Newbie

    Doing 3-2-1 method which I've had success with before. I lost track of time and went to long on first part - going 3.5. He's. I was trying to figure out how I should adjust the remaining time, and realized this should have been 2-2-1 since I'm doing baby backs (I've just done spare ribs befor and didn't realize the shorter cooking time). So now that I'm 3.5 in I'm worried about overcoiking - how should I adjust the rest of the cook (how long in foil, how long on smoke). Thanks.
  2. krex1010

    krex1010 Smoke Blower

    hope you were able to save your situation I would have just cooked them without foiling, personally I prefer not foiling unless it's absolutely necessary. Baby backs aren't overly tough or fatty so I don't foil them anymore(and when I did i only foiled b backs for an hour). Nowadays I prefer them smoked at 250-300 until they pass the bend test, then they're done. Anyway that's just the way I do it. How did yours turn out?
  3. krex1010

    krex1010 Smoke Blower

    When I did foil baby backs this was the method I used and liked best....2 hours in smoke 225-250 degrees, then foiled for an hour.....take them off the heat and after 10-15 mins open the foil and let them cool until they kinda set and stop leaking juices, meanwhile stoke the smoker up to 325-350 degrees or arrange it for direct grilling if possible with your cooker, pop the cooled ribs back in to reset the bark and sauce if you like sauce. I know it seems like a lot of steps, but it gives good ribs that are easy to bite through without falling off the bone.

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