My 1st baby backs on kettle

Discussion in 'Pork' started by ryansguitars, Apr 4, 2016.

  1. On Sunday I prepped two racks of baby back ribs for my maiden voyage of smoking with a weber kettle. I have always used a gas smoker until this point and would say I was very pleased with how easy it was to maintain my temp using charcoal and hickory chunks. I also used the "smokenator", which is a neat gadget but not sure if it is entirely needed with some practice.

    They went at 250 degrees for 2 1/2 hours. Wrapped 1 hour then out of the foil and back on the grill for another hour.

    I tried the bend test to see when they were ready. After eating rack 1, we put the second in the oven for about 30 mins. The second rack was a little more tender. I was not looking for a "fall off the bone rib". Will keep trying to make them better in the future. 


  2. They look pretty good from here...  [​IMG]
  3. smokinal

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

    They look real good from here too!

    The Weber kettle puts out some real good Q!

    If your looking for almost fall off the bone, your looking at an IT of about 195.

    Check out "Perfect ribs" in my signature line, it may help you.

  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. Your ribs are looking really good. I always enjoy seeing a good color and finish on ribs. Thanks for the pics.

    Good luck and keep on smokin', Joe

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