Cooked too long or not enough ?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by crazymoon, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

     I did these baby back ribs on Sunday, 2 hours in the smoker uncovered, 2 hours wrapped(apple juice) and 1 hour back on the racks (all @ 225). I grabbed the end w/tongs and had a semi bend with ribs. They seemed a bit tough, I did not spritz and am wondering if I cooked too long OR not enough to get the meat to break down a bit more ? Any help will be appreciated ,Thanks CM
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you cooked too long they would have fallen apart. 2-2-1 is usually plenty for BB's, but they can take longer.
  3. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Have you checked whatever thermometer you have for chamber temp? That is the only thing I can think of. Sounds like you did everything right.
  4. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sounds like they were slightly under done IMHO. Up the temp by at least 25° and you will have better success.
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    At least with that longer "rack".  You should have had a pretty good bend rather than a "semi-bend"?

    Also, if your temps are correct?

    I have no problem going to 240 for ribs done this way?

    2-2-1 would probably been too much "fall of the bone" for me?

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    They certainly didn't fall off the bone so I guess I'll cook a bit  higher temp next time . Thanks all ! CM
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Do the 'toothpick' test or until this happens  :

    Have fun and . . .

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