chewy baby back ribs

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by grasshopper, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. grasshopper

    grasshopper Fire Starter

    2012 - 2nd gen masterbuilt and maverick T- 732. I did the 3-2-1 method and held the temp at 230 deg all the way through the process. I did not have the pull back that I was expecting. Question should I foil them and put them into the oven at 230 deg, till I see the pull back or fall off the bone. Is there an internal temp I should be looking for. They came out quite chewy.
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    The Tenderizing happens after the Meat hits 180*F. The time in Foil has the biggest impact on how fast and how far the Connective Tissue breaks down giving the Tender/Fall of the Bone texture. I am one that ignores Pull Back, as whether it is the Smoker, Foiling Juice or Pork I get but I Rarely get any significant Pull Back...JJ
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2013
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Have you check the maverick to make sure its reading the temp right ( boil test) .

    Baby backs get done faster then spare ribs. go with the 2-2-1 method on baby backs.

    thats why I question the temp in the smoker.  Bend test is a good way to see if they are done.

    when you foil them did you add some kind of juice to them ? The juice will help steam them . 
  4. grasshopper

    grasshopper Fire Starter

    Thanks To all. I did check the maverick when I first bought it, but not this year. When I went to foil I did the bend test, They were stiff. I will put them into the oven, foiled at 240 deg for awhile to get the 180 internal temp. Thanks fro the fast response.

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