dumb question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by lennyluminum, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. I had a brain fart and cant seem to remember what the 3-2-1 method is for doing ribs. also I keep seeing other variations of this like 2-2-1 or 4-1 and so on, what are these?
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We all have them from time to time, lol.

    The 3-2-1 means, 3 hrs smoke, 2 hours foil, 1 hr unfoiled to put it simply. The others are just variations on that.
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just answered in another post that the 3-2-1 isn't always perfect. A lot of times, the meat just falls off the bone. If that's the way you like it, by all means use that formula. Otherwise, adjust accordingly.
  4. ok so you unfoil and but back in the smoker for 1 more hour? sounds funny cause after I foil by butts they go from smoker to the cooler to rest still in the foil. but hey if it works then good.
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Lenny if spares I usually put them in and when I get 1/4-1/2" pullback I foil thats usually 2-2.5 hours then I spritz them well and into foil for about 1.5 hours then unfoil and back into the smoker till they stiffen a bit usually about 30-45 minutes
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That last hour, or whatever time variation you choose, is to "set" the bark which has become quite soft from it braising time in the hot moist environment of the foil. It can also be adjusted to allow more cooking time if needed. I don't find I need more than 30 min. Bark usually isn't always something as desired on a butt, especially if it is going to be pulled.
  7. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  8. thanks everyone I am know the rib master[​IMG]

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