Some Rib advice

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Master of the Pit
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May 14, 2007
Hey all:

I have a party coming up this weekend and I want to add a little variety. I've been having success with baby backs using the 2-2-1 method. They have been tasty and falling off the bone.

For this weekend I think I'd like to make them with a little chew left on them, so i'm going to leave the foil off and just smoke them straight thru unwrapped. Should I expect them to take a little longer being as they aren't being steamed in the foil? I know I'm looking for the meat pulling back from the end of the bone. I'm not looking for a definitive answer, just a rough idea. I'll probably be cooking about 5 racks of ribs. Do you think it;s advisable to rotate them to different racks?

I have yet to wrap a rack of ribs. Mine are always fall off the bone and juicy. I will try the fiol wrap next time around though just to see how they turn out
Ron -

I don't think they take longer but there is a chance they could dry out more or get tough. You know what your looking for - go for it!

PS fattier ribs are better to do unwrapped.
I don't foil mine either and It still takes about the same time to cook. I do spray with apple juice around every 30 min. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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