Fall off the bone ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by paladin, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. paladin

    paladin Newbie

    Did a couple of racks of ribs today, 3-2-1, ribs were tender but not fall off the bone.  I put some bourbon in the foil at step to, and I sthought they were great.  HOWEVER

    My better half wants them to fall off the bone.  I'm at a loss (new to smoking ribs), but I would like to please her next time (my health is a major consideration [​IMG]).   Any suggestions?

  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Were they spare ribs? As a rule, 3-2-1 should make fall-off-the-bone spares every time...but if you want them more tender, simply add time to the second stage (the foil stage). The longer you leave them in foil, the more tender they'll get. I suggest using caution, however. If you overdo this stage you could end up with nothing but mush.

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I agree foil longer.

    If you have a thermapen, 200-205 IT would be fall off the bone.

  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Try more liquid, 1/4C, in the foil as well. Add some Coke, Ginger Ale or Apple Juice with the Bourbon...JJ

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