Sunday football spares, modifying the 3-2-1 approach

Discussion in 'Pork' started by masssmoke, Sep 18, 2016.

  1. masssmoke

    masssmoke Fire Starter

    Getting ready for a Sunday spares smoke, hoping for a tasty post Pats game dinner during the late games.

    I am going to experiment changing my normal 3-2-1 method with less time in the foil.

    Thinking going with smoke for three hours, foil for 1 or 1.5 and then back on the smoker with sauce. 

    Likely will take Smokin Al's advice and temperature check (usually I just go by time) until 195 or so and then finish them on a very hot grill. (Electric smoker doesn't provide too much "bark")

    I am trying to avoid overly tender, fall off the bone (before you can eat them) ribs and trying for the "pull easily from the bone" finish.

    Using an electric smoker, apple/pecan, water-pan and "Rub Some Butt" rub with some other spices thrown in.
  2. smokinal

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

    Sounds like a man with a plan!

    Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

    Good luck!

  3. masssmoke

    masssmoke Fire Starter

    At the 3 hour mark, IT right at 160.  Foiled w some apple juice and a bit more rub. Carolina style rub (Rub Some Butt) tends to make them look light in color, but they are looking pretty decent so far.

  4. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looking tasty!
  5. masssmoke

    masssmoke Fire Starter

    And here they are coming off.

    Must say that less time in the foil worked well and a couple mins on the hot grill was a good touch to firm them up.  They were gone in 10 mins.  Juicy, tender but not fall off, rather pull off the bone!  Very nice.

    Thanks for the advice Smokin Al

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  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty looking finish,nice rack!:biggrin:
  7. masssmoke

    masssmoke Fire Starter

  8. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks tasty nice smoke!
  9. smokinal

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

    Nice job on the ribs!

    I'm glad you got them the way you wanted.

    Point to you for trying new things!


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