baby back first timer

Discussion in 'Pork' started by danlatt, Jul 20, 2014.

  1. I'm going to try my first rack tomorrow, I don't want to foil the first time.
    My question is what do you look for when they are finished? Temp (what temp) or tenderness.
    Thanks in advance
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I usually get em prepped while the smoker is coming up to temp.... 225-250* .... As far as telling when they are done, ya can do the toothpick test ( if a toothpick slides into ribs with no resistance), the bend test some folks use ( ) or ya can also usually see the meat at the end of the ribs kind of shrink or pull back exposing the tips of the bones !
  3. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum Danlatt!

    I do a bend test like WaterinHoleBrew linked to...but it also depends on how you like your ribs...leave them on longer if you like fall off the bone.

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