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Quick look , How much is lost in cooking time ??

disabledDKdisabledDK Posts: 64
edited 1:32AM in EggHead Forum
If one is doing a slow cook like ribs like I did ,I did 260ish for 4hrs ,but I looked 2-3 times an hr ,they were very good but not fall off the bone ,was this my down fall ? Help
Thanks Dave


  • EddieMacEddieMac Posts: 423
    Lifting the lid 2 - 3 times per hour is waaaay too often. If you feel like you must look, lift the daisy wheel and take a peek but otherwise you're setting yourself back every time.[p]Was it the reason you didn't get fall-off-the-bone ribs? Perhaps. But alot of that has to do with how you were cooking them. Were using the 3-1-1 method? Many of us don't consider 'fall-off-the-bone'ribs to be that desirable as we like to give a gentle tug. But how ya like 'em is how ya like 'em![p]Ed McLean
    In Philadelphia Today

  • DK ,
    Probably not. Of course, ribs aren't really done strictly by time, but rather by checking them for done-ness.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • DarnocDarnoc Posts: 2,661
    DK ,
    Dont look. Every time you open it up you are letting heat escape.If you cooked indirect the temperature was to low I would go 325.The 3/1/1 method is very popular.

  • DK ,One of the great features of the egg is the massive ceramic structure. It holds the heat so well. When I take a look and then put the lid down, the temp rises rather swiftly to where it was. A metal lid wouldn't do that. There wouldn't be enough heat stored in the metal to compensate for the heat inside the kettle. That's one of the big pluses of the egg.

  • Darnoc,What's the 3-1-1 method?

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