Spare Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by inkjunkie, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Doing ribs tomorrow on the BGE. Ernie got them ready...

    cleaned out the ash and filled it with Mesquite. Have only done ribs in the MES....and have been putting them in bone down....safe to assume they should be done the same way?
     
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I always do mine bone side down on my WSM, are you going to foil them?  I'm doing ribs without wrapping in the morning.  I've always done a version of the 3-2-1 method before.  Happy smoking!

    Mike
     
  3. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    I've always done them bone down...
     
  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bone down here as well.
     
  5. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Will be foiling. Does not foiling them alter the "2" step?
     
  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I don't know about altering, I'm just going to smoke for 5 hrs straight, then check.  I will add sauce during the last hour, just don't know when the last hour will be.  It may take 7 hrs total.
     
  7. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Was more like 3-2-.5. Best ribs, hands down, that I have ever made...
    never had that much of a ring when done in the MES40 with the AMNPS. Have a question about the "probe test" but that will have to wait...
     
  8. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Any slab pics? Looks mighty tasty!:drool
     
  9. inkjunkie

    inkjunkie Master of the Pit

    Sorry, no slab pictures.
     
  10. smoking works

    smoking works Newbie

    Mike, what temperature do you smoke your ribs?
    I am using A large WSM.
    Thank, Tommy
     
  11. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Normally you don't want to go over I'd say 300- 325* for hot and fast...I'd say the average is 250-275*  At the higher temps they cook way faster so be sure to start probing at around  2 1/2 to 3 hours so you can gauge how much longer they might need or if they are actually done. 
     
  12. smoking works

    smoking works Newbie

    So at what temp (IT) are they done?
     
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I do ribs at 250, they took about 7 hours last time without wrapping.  I test doneness with the bend test, not internal temp.  When you lift one end of the rack and it forms a nice curve, they are done.  Happy smoking!

    Mike
     
  14. smoking works

    smoking works Newbie

    Thanks for the info....much appreciated.

    Tommy
     
  15. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    No tender test needed , the bend test is my Rib test . Put them in close the lid for 5 hrs. , then pick-up with Tongs (not Thongs , way too hot for that) .

     Love my Ribs . . .

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