2-2-1 method question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by s33j13, Jun 30, 2015.

  1. s33j13

    s33j13 Newbie

    I'm going to do spare ribs for the 1st time and was going to do the 22-1 method. I am going to wrap them in fold and towels and put them I a cooler for a couple hours before I serve them. Should I not do the 2 2 1 method?
  2. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    For spares the general guideline is 3-2-1 (2-2-1 for baby backs). These guidelines are for a smoking temp around 225. I have done the 3-2-1 a bunch of times and foiled, toweled, and coolered them afterwards to keep them warm. Word of warning... Might want to pull them a little earlier than your desired degree of tenderness because they might continue to cook a little bit when wrapped and in the cooler .
  3. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The 2-2-1 for BB or 3-2-1 for spares is just a guideline... Some will take longer & some will be done quicker !
  4. texasrob

    texasrob Fire Starter

    If you enjoy FOTB(fall off the bone) type of ribs then follow the amount of foil time.

    Now this is just my preference, I do everything to avoid FOTB!! Nothing angers me more when I unfoil the ribs to put them back on the grates and as I grab them....they break because the amount of time in the foil or have the bones to cleanly be pulled out. Ughhhhhhh....... I usually do foil...but its for 45 mins max!!

    I love tug off the bone ribs and the meat to stay on the bones. Again just my preference.

    Even though we all have different cooking methods...we all have the common goal...enjoying great BBQ!!

  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Still, both methods are just a guideline !
  6. texasrob

    texasrob Fire Starter

    I absolutely agree with you WaterinHole...and that is why this board is wonderful. We get to share methods and opinions! Smoke on my friends!


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