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Spare Ribs

edited August 2012 in Pork

Help!  This my second attempt at spare ribs and they were overcooked. I cooked indirect grate temp 225 for 3hrs. Was a large rack cut into and on rib rack. Put on rub with mustard. I did not think they would be over cooked in three hours. My baby backs came out perfect at three hours.

What am I doing wrong?



  • @ 225 for 3 hours they were definitely not spares take at least 4-5 hours, and thats at 250.
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Not overcooked....just not done yet.
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    +1 under-cooked. 
    Spares will take longer than BBs. 
    You need to cook further to soften, and moisten meat. 
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,494
    With ribs (spares or BB) use the toothpick test (insert into the thickest hunk of meat and when no resistance in or out they are finished) or the bend test for whole racks-pick up with a set of tongs by one end and if they bend around 90* then they are good to go.  Definitely undercooked at that temp and time.
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