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1st time cooking ribs - need more bark next time

DeaconKavDeaconKav Posts: 84
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
Only had egg about a week, tried ribs low and slow yesterday. Would like to have more bark, how do u get more bark?
They were pretty good.
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  • njlnjl Posts: 865
    Is that picture really early in the cook?  What was your dome temp (have you checked the calibration of your dome thermometer by dipping it in boiling water?)?...and how many hours did you cook them?
  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,678
    Hey Deacon,  get 'em up on the Rig and little hotter, around 275 dome......

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  • DocWonmugDocWonmug Posts: 300
    I'm new too. Want good ribs? Read this and do what Mike says. Make sure to use the V rack.

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  • More rub + less sauce= more bark. Play with that plus the tips above and you'll be fine. Sauce at the very end after the bark has formed to avoid soft bark.
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  • DeaconKavDeaconKav Posts: 84
    edited July 2012
    @ njl it was 4 1/2 hours. Temp around 250. I had just sauced them in the pic. There were done, with a little smoke ring. Just not the great bark I want. Thanks

    Thank everyone and @cen tex I will use a lot more rub next time as well .

    Going to use rig and get dome hotter with more rub next time.
  • Sounds like a plan. Don't to too crazy on the rub. It can overpower. Just know that is where the bark comes from so try a little more until you get it where you want it.
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