First attempt at Smoking BB Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tazman, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. Just got a small smoker and will be doing BB Ribs with Apple wood chips tomorrow, I have the rub on and in the fridge.

    I will be cutting the slabs in half as it is two wide for the smoker.  I have read 225F for 3-3.5 hrs .  any suggestions for a Newbie.[​IMG]
  2. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aside from being prepared for them to take longer ?   :)

    Is your temp gauge accurate ?

    Are you going to foil the ribs?

    Wet chamber or dry ?

    Details my friend, we need details.
  3. I am not putting them in foil, from the test I did today it was accurate with nothing in it,  dry chamber
  4. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Think it'll probably take more than the 3-3.5 hrs at that temp, so I'd be prepared for that.  Other than that, it gets into personal preference. Things like "shoud you spritz/mop", "should you pull the membrane" or "when you should sauce (if you are going to)."

    Personally, I spritz with Apple Juice or Cider every hour or so, I pull the membrane and I rarely sauce.  On the rare occurrences where I do sauce, at least some of the ribs, I start about an hour before I think they'll be finished.

    Something very important is knowing when your ribs are done, as they don't follow a clock the way most would like them to.  The Bend Test  is a great guide.

    Good luck on your smoke!!
  5. thank you.
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    If you are not foiling, I would plan on at least 5-6 hours and just keep them warm at 150*F if done early and waiting for someone to make the Beans and Slaw...JJ
  7. smokefever

    smokefever Smoking Fanatic


    I dont foil my ribs either, I like the texture you get in the finished product.  But as Chef Jimmy states, plan on atleast 5.5 hours if you are running them at 225.  I dont look for the first 2 hours, then I spray them the following 2 hours, and sauce the last hr.  Whatever you do, make sure you post some  QView!
  8. Well I cooked them for 4:45min and probably should have taken them out at about 3:45-4 hrs  they were a little over cooked but not bad.  Not bad for my first time smoking anything.

  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    They went fast. They look great...JJ
  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those looked great!  Nicely done...

  11. thanks

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