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Rib temps, do you actually check the temp of ribs?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lucc, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. lucc

    lucc Smoke Blower

    I've been doing some reading today and some say they remove their ribs at around 165-175. I have never checked the temp of the ribs I've smoked. I wait until the meat pulls back and they bend. Do any of you actual use a probe to check temp for ribs?
  2. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Not really enough meat to get an accurate temp reading this close to a bone. I go by time only.
  3. lucc

    lucc Smoke Blower

    Figured as much, just wondering who did and how they did check temp of ribs.
  4. ddigitalpimp

    ddigitalpimp Smoke Blower

    you could if you were really careful between the bones of spares and on that bigger hunk of meat on the top side of a rack of baby backs.  i never bother to temp my ribs though.
  5. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah... ribs are the one thing you just go by "feal/looks" on.
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now I'm not sure oif you are talking about beef ribs. Now I probe them if they are the really thinck ones that I have don't over the past months. They are called short ribs but they are really long about 8" or so. The spares ribs and babty back we all smoke tham by time not temp.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those are called "Long Boned Short Ribs" by our local butchers. Basically an uncut short rib. You can also get some Prime Rib Roast Boned Ribs. Now these I will use a temp probe on whether I grill or smoke them.