BBs at dinner time

Discussion in 'Pork' started by debbie1105, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. I'm planning to do BBs for dinner tonight.  Since I'm having company I want to serve at a specific time.  After reading a lot of posts on 2-2-1 for BBs and needing to adjust based on how my cooker's cooking it sounds like I need to be prepared for anything from 4 to 5 hours.  If I start with the assumption that I'm going to need a full 5 (true 2-2-1) and it ends up going faster than that where is the best place in the process to slow it down?  And how would I slow it down without sacrificing the quality?

    Thanks in advance for any help :)
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Debbie, morning and sorry for the late answer....   Since I'm not an expert at ribs, I will defer to someone who cooks them alot and can give some credible advice.....  When the ribs I cook are done, I eat them until I can't eat any more and wrap in foil for the next day...   Dave

    Debbie needs some advice for her next Rib Cook.....
  3. I think if you plan for 5 hrs and they're done early, then you'd be okay to place them on a cookie sheet/pan (maybe on a cooling rack in the pan) and tent them with foil, they will be fine for an hour.  I have had pretty good results holding them an hour like this without them getting any more tender.  they should be pretty warm still. you could always reheat on a preheated grill or in the oven..

    any longer than an hour, then you may want to hold them in a pan in the oven at a very low temp. Uncovered would be the way I would do this, to ensure they're not sweating anymore to erase the effects of your last "1" of your 2-2-1...

    any other ideas? 
  4. raymo76

    raymo76 Smoking Fanatic

    I was going to reply with a similar less detail response. If they're done early just tent them with some foil make sure to leave the sides open.
  5. Bingo, Raymo. 

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