how and when do you spray baby backs? help please

Discussion in 'Pork' started by danreeve, Jun 18, 2009.

  1. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    I'm going to try my first 3 racks of baby backs on saturday. I plan on starting with rub/mustard (maybe overnight depending on how much salt in the rub) I'm going to do the 2 1/2, 2, 1 method, which I heard works well for baby backs. My question is how often and when do you spray them with a rum/apple juice mix if you are going that rout? I'd love to get a good bark on my first baby backs.

    any help is awesome,

    thanks guys

  2. dirtman775

    dirtman775 Smoking Fanatic

    once every hour[​IMG]
  3. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    thanks :) more more newb question... you cook them meat up or down?
  4. dirtman775

    dirtman775 Smoking Fanatic

    it's a matter of opinion....some do meat down some do meat up....i do meat up[​IMG]. rub em stick em in fridge overnite. throw em on dry, smoke accordingly and sauce at the end.
  5. keith4bbq

    keith4bbq Newbie

    I would go with meat up and spray them every hour. Also not go any less then once an hour because you may lose to much heat when opening the lid to spray the meat.
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I have found that double wrapping them in foil when the time comes keeps them from falling apart too much later. They are still very tender but don't crumble when you try to get them off the smoker at the end. Good luck!
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    u said rub mustard? it's mustard than rub-wrap overnite in plastic wrap-and spritz every 1'2 hr 45 min.good luck.2-2-1 good start just keep an eye on them.
  8. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Yup, I use 2,2,1 also for baby backs, spritz once an hour, I put a little liquid (Heavy spray) on also when I foil. Never had a bad rack yet[​IMG]
  9. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

    thanks for the help guys, I'll take some pictures on saturday. I just made up a batch of Bilbo rub for one of the racks. You think even with all the salt in these rubs I'd be ok with doing the prep/rub the night before?
  10. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    What type of smoker? If you're using a vertical water smoker, you don't need to spritz to keep it moist. But if you're trying to add a little flavor, that's different. If so, follow the advice above.
  11. danreeve

    danreeve Fire Starter

  12. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Well, that certainly is not a vertical water smoker. So I defer to the offset guys...........
  13. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad your tying my rub! I have no problem rubbing them and keeping them overnight. Can't wait to see the pics of my rub in action!
  14. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    I use a drip pan with water/beer/etc in it, and that keeps things from drying out too much. In addition I mop ribs 3-4 times during the cook using any variety fo liquids but usually containing some vinegar.

    I don't sauce 'em. The last rack I didn't bother foiling, and they are tender & moist & delicious.
  15. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    On my GOSM I fill my water pan with apple juice,that keeps them moist. I also spritz every hr, not for moisture but for flavor. Don't forget to take the membrane off,rib will absorb more smoke flavor.

    Good Luck! Don't forget pic's
  16. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  17. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Oh heck yes, don't forget to take the membrane off the back side if it has one still on, most do. depends where you bought it[​IMG]

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