Baby Backs 3-2-1 or 2-2-1?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by b-deep, Jun 13, 2010.

  1. b-deep

    b-deep Newbie

    I am trying my first sets-o-ribs.

    Also, I bought the super secret recipe for rub from our good buddy Jeff, will that work fine with this method?
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    baby backs are 2-2-1, I do mine 2-2.5-.5 as the family likes them fall off the bone
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Personally, I do neither. Un-foiled at a steady temp between 225-250 for 5 hours gets them nice and juicy with a lil' tug.Foil at the very end, throw them in a towel-lined cooler, and allow to rest for 30-45 minutes. Open, slice, and enjoy!
  4. jaxgatorz

    jaxgatorz Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Double Ditto with the fine laurel lady
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Baby backs would be 2-2-1 as the 3-2-1 is for spare ribs. I sometimes foil and sometimes don't
  7. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I find that the size of the racks will be a factor in how long you cook them, racks around 2lbs I cook 

    2-1-1, 2.5 to 2.75 lbs 2-2-1 and the 3 lbs 2.5-2-1. I cook on a Chargriller with A side fire box, with temps in the 230-245 range. YMMV depending on what you are cooking on, the temp you are cooking at and the size of the racks.
  8. helljack6

    helljack6 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    5.5 hours

    no foil

    210 degrees

    No flipping

    No turning

    No mopping or basting

    ..........the "Mike Mills" method.
  9. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

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