help, obvious newbeeee w/ pork ribs

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Jun 14, 2007
Elk Grove
I just got my GOSM Big Block, am seasoning it now, and plan pork ribs tomorrow. I found Save mart had spareribs for $.99 a pound. When i got to the store, I saw they were pre cut into 1 pound pieces, so I opted for 4 1/4 pound racks at $1.49 a pound.

1. Would you ever smoke the pieces with like a 1-1-1 method ?

2. My racks are a little bigger than the usual 3 1/2 lbs I read about. Should I try for a 3 1/2-2-1 method? I will watch for the pull off the bone approach also.
First, welcome to SMF jon3000! Glad to have you aboard.

Now for your question. I have cut racks in half ...froze one half, smoked the other. Still cooked them the same way except maybe use a 2-2-1 or a
2.5-2-1. But I always looked for the "pull".

For the full racks, them thar thangs are goodens! Sounds like a true 3-2-1 would work. I would spritz them after the first two hrs, then after the 3rd before I foil them. Alot of meat on racks that large.

Like you said, double check by the pull. Good luck and keep us posted on how things work out. Again, welcome
Thanks Geoff, my wife went on her own and bought some racks pre cut into pieces. I guess she is excited as I am. I will freeze those and follow your advice next time...
Good luck again jon. If you do get into this lifestyle (that's what I like to refer to it), I would highly suggest you invest in a vaccum sealer, something like the "FoodSaver" or like brand. Well worth it for when the sales go on. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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