Quick Rib Help!

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dougbennett, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    This may sound like a stupid question, but I'm ready to fire up the GOSM and need some help. The local market has St. Louis ribs B1G1 free. If I'm using the 3-2-1 method, how long do I cook St. Louis ribs? Are they more like sparreibs, which are cooked 3-2-1 or baby back ribs, which I cook more like 2-2-1?

    Thanks in advance to all!
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Go with the 2-2-1... but look for the little bit of pullback for the foiling stage, and check the foiled ribs after 45 just in case...
  3. I read around here somewhere that since the St. Louis style are all trimmed up that 2-2-1 might be more appropriate. I have never actually cooked Spares, so I don't know for sure. I am sure some of the more experienced members can verify this...
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    You should try the St. Looie trims BB...much cheaper, and IMO, just as good done right. PLUS ya get to play with the trimmings! PORKBALL!
  5. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    So, Richtee, you're saying to check the ribs 45 mins after foiling, as in the 2-2-1 could be more like 2-1-1? Also, what am I checking for? A certain temp?
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    he is probably talking about the pull back of the meat on the bone. Look for around 1/2 inch, their done at that point. St Louis style is the same as spares, just trimmed. BB are most of the time less meat so less time is needed. When and if I do BB, I actually do a 2-1.5-1, so a 2-2-1 for SLS might be just about right, but your pull back will tell ya for sure.

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