Latest baby back rib smoke with Q

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoking602, Oct 8, 2014.

  1. smoking602

    smoking602 Newbie


    Been jumping at any chance to smoke baby back ribs, I am trying to get it down.  Last week I returned my MES 30 and purchased a Traeger Texas smoker, I love the traeger so far, here are the ribs I did last weekend, I did 2-2-1 method and already pulled off a great looking smoke ring, they were a bit on the dry end though, I did both the bend and toothpick test and they were fine but not as juicy as some of the other times I have done baby backs, is there any sort of test that tells me I over cooked them? The reason I ask is because I am still trying to get used to the smoker and at one point the smoker shot up to 370 degrees :( 

    Any feedback is appreciated, I was NEVER able to get a smoke ring before on my MES, do these look under/over cooked to you? 

  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Smoking602 , [​IMG]  , and glad to meet you...

    Your Ribs look great , as for how to tell if they are overdone , I would say the first bite...if they are tough , chewy , and black , I'd say they were... [​IMG]

    The toothpick test is about the best test ( I use the Bend test , out of habit) . But Ribs like you have shown , are IMO , marvelous... and good Smoke ring too!

    Have fun and . . .
  3. smoking602

    smoking602 Newbie

    Thank you for the kind words :) great to meet you too!

    I have another 3 slabs of baby backs going in this weekend, going to make them every weekend until i get sick of them lol
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I use fhe bend test as well. I also like to trim a few small bones and wrap them in bacon! They make great snacks while working so hard:).
  5. njlungbuster

    njlungbuster Fire Starter

    Did you let them rest? Maybe not as long as normal? I think they look perfect though.

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