Will there be any difference if I?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 12ring, May 10, 2014.

  1. 12ring

    12ring Smoke Blower

    Will there be any difference in the final product if I put smoke to my spare ribs for 3 hours and then finish them for the last few hours in the oven? When I do ribs I sometimes foil sometimes don't foil but I always have cooked them the entire time in the smoker.

    Tomorrow we're expecting awful wind so I was thinking rather than fight temp fluctuation and blowing dust, I would put 3hrs of smoke and then finish in the oven but im affraid they won't be as good that way. Is there really any difference how I finish them after they take on the smoke?
  2. bosox20

    bosox20 Smoke Blower

    I have never done it but I think it could work fine. The smoke time is the most important I think.
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Heat is heat is heat. Once you do the 3 hr smoke then the 2 hr step is just heat and steam(if you foil).

     The one hour will add more smoke but Not as much as the 1st 3 hrs.

     I have done ribs , butts and brisket this way.
  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    As above said, it works excellent! Not only do you have better control (if you are using a fire breather), but its so much easier for saucing and glazing. You can get higher temps for saucing and glazing and it really works great.

    /waves at eman
    Last edited: May 10, 2014
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Three hours is plenty on Ribs then finish in the oven. The only way to build more of a smoke flavor is a full cook in the smoker no foil.but it is only if you like heavy smoke...JJ
  6. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As stated above it will work fine.

    We do that in catering a lot if needed. We dont have any large smokers to speak of, so we have to improvise a lot for menus that request smoked anything.....
  7. 12ring

    12ring Smoke Blower

    Thanks a bunch for the replies.

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