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St Louis cut ribs, my best ever


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Joined May 25, 2017
Well I smoked 3 racks of st louis ribs 3 week ends in a row trying to master them. I have not been crazy about my ribs so I thought I would make it a point to master.

I think I achieved it. They are the best I've ever eaten.

I smoked at 225° with fogo and apple wood. Did not wrap until they were done via the bend test. Placed in the cooler for about an hour to rest while making the sides. Tried a new Rub. They took about 7 hours to smoke.
Oh and I didn't add any sauce. Served that on the side.



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Those are some fantastic looking ribs!


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Joined Jan 18, 2020
I also continue to work on perfect ribs and I can testify that no matter how you cook them, some ribs you buy are just more (or less) tender than the last ones you bought.
I've switched to the lightest ones I can find, they seem to be more tender as a rule.
So if I see 4 or 4+ lb racks, I look for 3 lb racks..

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