3-2-1 Spare Method

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dganor, May 28, 2009.

  1. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    been doing a lot of reading on the different posts. i have a grasp of the 3-2-1 method for spares and understand this method will vary depending on preference, but is there something you should be looking for in the ribs that will signal the time to foil? in other words, aside from using the standard 3 hours, what are you looking for in the ribs to know it's time to foil? just trying to understand the process and not go by the dreaded "time".

    i feel i have got the pork butt's down pretty well and am venturing into the ribs this weekend. any feedback would be appreciated. thanks in advance!
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Personally I wait for about a 1/4" pull back then foil.
  3. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ^^^what he said^^^
    watch for the meat to start shrinking and revealing the bone on the ends
  4. dganor

    dganor Fire Starter

    thanks guys. that's the answer i was looking for! much appreciated.
  5. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    I read a very interesting article that completely debunked the idea of using 1/4 inch pull back as an accurate sign of anything.

    But, I go by 1/4 inch as a guideline too. Hasn't failed me yet!
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

    remember to mop/spray every hour til you foil to keep em moist.

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