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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by walleyeman, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. walleyeman

    walleyeman Newbie

    Hi everyone my name is dan.  I just happened to stumble across this website and am very excited to join.  I got a smoker about 4 years ago and have been using it alot since.  I never  new a site like this exsisted.  I am already been reading for hours and and looking forward to try alot of tips u guys have.  I have strugled with making baby back ribs It seam like I havent even come close to making good ribs.  I am going to try the 3-2-1 technique maybe this weekend.  Well i look forward to meeting people and learning more on here.  And I would like to thank everyone in advance for the tips and help i will get from this site
  2. Welcome to the site! I have never tried the 3-2-1 but alot of fellows swear by it,

    I just got word that my butcher has spare ribs on sale for 99cents a lb so I see some in my near future
  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Dan!

    For baby backs, many here use the 2-2-1 method.  For spareribs, many use the 3-2-1. These are not set in stone, they are just a guide to give you a starting point.  There are many variations.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, welcome!

    I agree with Venture, 3-2-1 for Baby Backs is generally too long.  

    Good luck,

  5. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  6. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]     Glad to have you with us!
  7. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome Dan

    You might try the 2 2 1 with baby backs.  I watch for them starting to dry out before I foil them  Once in the foil with moisture I check for when the bone starts getting loose in the socket  I like my ribs very tender, fall off the bone.  Take them out of the foil and throw back on the smoker or grill with some of your favorite sauce until the sauce thickens up the way you like and the ribs firm up a bit.   I think they are done when you can twist the bone and pull it out cleanly.  Others like it with a bit more pull
  8. walleyeman

    walleyeman Newbie

    Thanks for all the rsponses I am going to do the ribs on saturday for the bowls.  I will use the 2-2-1 and see how that does.  I will try to get some pic to share!   Does anyone have any suggestions on a good rub If not i understand
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

          Make bacon the easy way!!
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Dan, Venture is right on.

    After some time and temps, you'll get them dialed in.

    Looking forward to some of your Qview [​IMG]
  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Dan. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction

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