First smoke with thick baby back pork ribs

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jdlemac, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. I just bought a Bradley Original. I've read a bit about the 3-2-1 method. The ribs I picked up are much thicker than what I usually do in the oven/BBQ. They average about 3lbs per rack. Could someone advise me whether I stick to the 3-2-1 or if I need to alter the times because of the thickness?
     
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum.

    Glad to have you aboard.

    If you have a good instant read therm, the ribs are done at 195-200 degrees IT.

    3-2-1 should work. Just check the IT when done.

    Al
     
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I don't wrap ribs and I usually smoke the thicker baby loin back ribs. I cook mine at 260-275* for 3 to 3-1/2 hours and the give them a bend test. When I have a good bend, I sauce/glaze them and cook for 15 minutes and repeat for another 15 minutes. They are usually very tender and tasty with a slight tug or pull. I like a tug as I think fall off the bone is mushy and over done.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe.
     
  4. They turned out great with an extended 3-2-1 at 200-225. Thanks for the help.
     
  5. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the group!  Glad your ribs came out great!

    Mike
     

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