Temp to cook ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dave from mesa, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Trying some spare ribs on my MES today and would like to know what temp is best to cook them at. My last smoker didn't have a gauge and I just turned it on and waited till they were done.
    Will include Q-View when done.

  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like to run mine at at 225-240. I don't like them getting too dark as my rub has sugar in it.
  3. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I'm a noob and will be smoking my first country style ribs on Saturday. The info I've received is to smoke them between 225-250. With spares use the 3-2-1 method and with baby backs the 2-2-1 method, but foiling is optional. I think I'm going to do half of them with adding foil in the middle of the smoke and the the other half without foiling at all.

    I hope you're loving your MES. I've only had mine for a month and I'm loving it.
  4. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Loving it so far. Haven't been able to use it as much as I would like as it has been raining here quite a bit and it is outside, covered of course.

    thanks guys
  5. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yep what they said above. 225-250 using 3-2-1 or 2-2-1. I like foiling mine.
  6. olewarthog

    olewarthog Meat Mopper

    I'm also a fan of the 3-2-1 method for ribs. I shoot for 235-240 temp. At that temp however I usually cut the foil time down to 1.5.
  7. mama's smoke

    mama's smoke Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    So you keep it between 235-240 during the whole smoke, or is it just during foiling?
  8. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    I try to stay at 250 anytime I'm cooking pork
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he said has worked for me for several years, I also use the 2.5-2-1 method for my likings on spares.
  10. mgwerks

    mgwerks Smoking Fanatic

    Pretty similar responses. I don't foil, but I run them at 225 with an occasional spritz after 2 hours. They are done when they pass the bend test.
  11. I try to keep my temps around 225-250. Like bassman said, I also use sugar in my rub so you don't want that to start to burn onto the meat.

    I finally tried the 3-2-1 method and was very impressed. Highly recommended.

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