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Last minute ribs advice

Discussion in 'Pork' started by stoverr2, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. stoverr2

    stoverr2 Fire Starter

    I've decided at the last minute that I want to do some ribs, literally heading to the grocery store to pick some up in a few minutes. Any advice on temperatures?

    I'll be getting either baby back or spare, not sure what kroger will have today. I'm using a Masterbuilt 40" propane smoker. I'll probably toss in a whole chicken as well, my wife prefers that to ribs.

    Ideally I would have started yesterday on all of this, but plans for this evening have fallen through and I'm anxious to use my new smoker for something other than jerky and cheese.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    I'd run your smoker at 250-265. Plan on 5 hours for baby backs, 6 hours for spares. Look into the 3-2-1 method for spares or the 2-2-1 for baby backs.
  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Boo  Booooooo     Go nekkid @ 275  ...  3-4 hours.  Delish
  4. tonybel

    tonybel Smoking Fanatic

    I would do 250.....
    After the 4 hour mark start checking if they are done. Regardless of what method you use 2-2-1 or 3-2-1.

    My ribs are usually done in 4.5 hours.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2013
  5. stoverr2

    stoverr2 Fire Starter

    I'm going to try both. Have 3 racks on there now, unfortunately no time for a rub to really penetrate but it is what it is.

    I'll foil two in about 2 hours and leave the other one nekkid. While these get rolling I'll spatchcock the two chickens I just picked up, again I'd like to have had more time for a brine or rub, but the way I see it, any smoked meat is better than no smoked meat!

  6. stoverr2

    stoverr2 Fire Starter

    Two chickens on now, holding steady at 260.