Resting ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by rod g15, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. rod g15

    rod g15 Smoke Blower

    When the ribs are done after using the 3-2-1 method, do I take them out and rest them for a while? Wrap them in foil? For how long?

    Thanks alot for the info, my first try on smoking ribs!
  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Rod.  IMO, any meat you smoke will be better if you give it some time to rest.  Since they don't have a lot of meat on them compared to larger, thicker cuts of meat, less time is needed for ribs than those thicker cuts.  I like to let ribs rest for about a half hour to 45 minutes, in foil on a rack in a slightly warm oven.

    Good luck, and don't forget the Qview!

  3. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    let them rest! I find it makes it taste better. i just toss the ribs whole in a foil pan and cover with foil and let rest 30-45 mins. they are hot enough without more heat IMO. but i'm sure any method will be fine. home cooked BBQ beats anything you get in a restaurant 
  4. I dont rest mine i just eat them juicey all the way through . It's a small piece of meat IMO .
  5. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hehe, no kidding.  Mine "rest" for as long as it takes me to pull the racks from the smoker, slice them into individual bones and put them onto a serving platter.
  6. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ribs rest in my belly when I'm done eating!
  7. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    They come off the cooker, get cut up and served in that order- takes 5 minutes, all the rest they need.
  8. sound1

    sound1 Smoking Fanatic

    Cut them up???  They don't last that long. I would be afraid of cutting fingers off all the extra little hands that show up when the smoker opens. 
  9. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    [​IMG], all the little hands at my house are now all grown up. If my daughter is at home she'll be taking the pictures[​IMG]

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