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SV ribs then smoke

chriskas

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So I have been doing SV ribs for a while now.
The nice things are that the cooks go great and food comes out good every time.

I do 160 degrees for 24 hours. Then I smoke for 3 hours. Ideally I would like to smoke at a low temp 150 degrees, but my trager doesn’t go below 180 and getting my Kamado joe to 150 and getting to smoke is nearly impossible. I really want to smoke the ribs at a low temp after….

anyone else tried this out successfully?
 

forktender

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Crack the door an inch or two and check and see what that does to your temps.
 

SmokinAl

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Have you tried smoking them first, then SV’ing them. That’s how I do pastrami. I would smoke them to an IT of 155, then SV at 160 for 12 hours.
I think you will get a lot more smoke flavor that way.
Al
 

chriskas

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I have tried presmoking the ribs before and after smoking as well.

Does the smoke temp really matter that much if I can just put it in the traeger at 200 or 225? The recipe I follow on youtube was Guga's and he smoked his ribs at 155 to keep the temp around the same and then puts it in the SV. I just have a hard time getting the Kamado Joe BJ to that low of temp consistently.

**I have some family coming over for BBQ on saturday. I gonna do a 2:2:1 recipe with 3 racks of ribs and do a SV with another. I have done some taste test comparisons before and people were 50/50 on which on they liked better. I'm curious to see what my family says.
 

rbnice1

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If I do a hybrid smoke/sous vide cook I always smoke first.... Then use the sous vide to finish/get the tenderness i want.
 

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