newbie with a question about ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by aaronhil, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. aaronhil

    aaronhil Newbie

    I am currently smoking 2 racks of BB and two spares. I just wrapped the BBs in foil after their first two hours (going to try the 2-2-1). Do I need to continue to baste these while they are foiled?

    All I have been doing is opening the lid every 30-40mins and giving the racks a quick spray of apple juice.

    I will wrap the spare racks in another hour (per the 3-2-1). Once foiled, do all four racks get the same treatement?

    Also, do I flip these at any time? I have found differing opinions, but so far, they have been left bone down.
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Be hard to baste in foil, but no, shoulda added some liquid at the foil stage, i usually just dump in some of my spritzand no, flipping not necessary![​IMG]
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Put a little apple huice in the foil with your wrapped ribs.

    I don't flip, I think that is a personal choice.....

    Be sure and post some pic's when they are done, hec even while they are smoking. We like pic's !!!
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'll second (probably 3rd by the time I post) that. Don't flip. If you did not add anything when you foiled, I would not open it back up just to do so. You will be fine.

    Good luck
  5. aaronhil

    aaronhil Newbie

    Thankyou sir.
    After reading your reply, quickly opened one end and poured a little of the apple juice into each foil pack.
  6. aaronhil

    aaronhil Newbie

    Well, darnit! I just did! Oh well, this is my first attempt at ribs. Have a few all night briskets done so far, and I dont know if it is luck or not, but have not had a bad one yet.

    I will make sure that I add a little liquid to the spares when I foil them.
  7. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No harm done. Just keep an eye on those cooking temps and you will be fine.

    Remember, 3-2-1, 2-2-1, etc. are just guidelines not hard and fast rules, if you open up the foil and it looks like it might need longer, let them be longer. I know a lot of stuff comes with experience, but trust your instincts.........that is half the battle.
  8. aaronhil

    aaronhil Newbie

    Not sure if anything can be learned from a picture, but...
  9. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    looks good to me.
  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good.

    Now quit opening the damn door and let them cook. LOL

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