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What grate temp for Baby Backs?

War_Eagle_2244War_Eagle_2244 Posts: 107
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
I usually aim for 250 but was wondering what others do.  Kind of want to try something different.  Will be using a DigiQ.  Also which method...3-2-1?  TIA!


  • War Beagle - I'm doing some Babybacks today (and have done so for the past few weekends) at 250 grate {with the DigiQ} using the 3-1.5-1 method....I feel like the 2 part of 3-2-1 is too much and leaves the ribs way too mushy.  I think it truly depends on the actual slab though....a thicker slab will do fine at 3-2-1 where a thinner slab will do better at 3-1-1 or 3-1.5-1.  Either way you do them.....they'll be delicious and crowd pleasers too!

    Good luck, and post some pics!

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 10,099
    Search turbo ribs (here or the "other" forum) for a different way to cook them.  Mickey is an expert with that method-it's hot and quick.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,759
    I played with different grate temps but just went back to 250 or lose to it. Don't sweat it much. It's all good.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: and  and
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    I do mine 250.   I don't wrap them in foil.
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • EggbertsdadEggbertsdad Posts: 794
    Car Wash Mike's recipe is pretty good!  :-bd
    Sarasota, FL via Boynton Beach, FL, via Sarasota, FL, via Charleston, SC, via The Outer Banks, via God's Country (East TN on Ft. Loudon Lake)
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    +1 for Car Wash Mike's
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
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