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Baby Back Ribs - 2nd attempt

jimreed777jimreed777 Posts: 282
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
I under cooked my ribs last time around on my first try. Then I doubled-down on failure by saucing waaaay to early.

This time I am going: 
250 indirect dome for 4 hours bones down flat on grate
Start spraying with 50/50 apple cider vinegar and apple juice with some cayenne at hour 3 until ribs pass the bend test

Once the ribs pass the bend test, I am going to crank to 300, sauce and then pull after 25-30 minutes.

Sound like a plan?

My setup:
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Ribs going on at noon:

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Comments

  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,059
    Sounds good. The spraying never did much for me except wash away the rub. One problem though...you can never go to Decora switches with that setup :((

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • BTW - I went with yellow mustard and Oakridge BBQ competition beef and pork rub. We'll see.
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,398
    Once the ribs pass the bend test, they are done. Have some pre-heated the sauce, and brush some on for 10 - 15 without raising the temperature for a glaze, if that is what you like..
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,398
    Sounds good. The spraying never did much for me except wash away the rub. 
    FWIW, some time ago I came across a mention of a second rub application. Kind of like a second spice dump for chili. I've had good results  when I carefully brush on mop during the last half, then about 45 before the serving, add more rub w. an extra dose of sugar.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,059

    Thanks,

    I'll give that a try next time I do ribs.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Sounds good. The spraying never did much for me except wash away the rub. One problem though...you can never go to Decora switches with that setup :((
    ok - had to google that and still kinda dont get it... :)
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  • gdenby said:
    Once the ribs pass the bend test, they are done. Have some pre-heated the sauce, and brush some on for 10 - 15 without raising the temperature for a glaze, if that is what you like..
    10-4 - I will try that, thanks

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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,059
    Sounds good. The spraying never did much for me except wash away the rub. One problem though...you can never go to Decora switches with that setup :((
    ok - had to google that and still kinda dont get it... :)
    The part about the Decora switches? They are the rectangular ones that use the same covers for plugs and switches. They are bigger than the toggle style switches you have so you could not screw the mounting plate in the cover holes. Kinda electricians humour....in fact not very funny at all. I will go sit in the back now and try not to disrupt the class again. Sorry.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • Sounds good. The spraying never did much for me except wash away the rub. One problem though...you can never go to Decora switches with that setup :((
    ok - had to google that and still kinda dont get it... :)
    The part about the Decora switches? They are the rectangular ones that use the same covers for plugs and switches. They are bigger than the toggle style switches you have so you could not screw the mounting plate in the cover holes. Kinda electricians humour....in fact not very funny at all. I will go sit in the back now and try not to disrupt the class again. Sorry.
    ic - LOL

    I have cheap wall switches. Not just in the garage...but everywhere.

    I do, however, have dozens of dimmer switches on just about every light. I have stocked up incandencents so I don't lose the ability to dim with those horrible snow cone mercury CFLs.
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,059

    I had a house fire and ended up putting in about 250 pot lights (can lights?). All low voltage halogen. I can melt the snow off the roof.

    Don't like the CF's and the LED are still aways away from having decent colour but I think that will happen.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,458
    gdenby said:
    Once the ribs pass the bend test, they are done. Have some pre-heated the sauce, and brush some on for 10 - 15 without raising the temperature for a glaze, if that is what you like..
    This is my method as well, either from @gdenby or someone else on this forum. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
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  • KoskoKosko Posts: 535
    Little Steven , I thought your comment about the decora switches were funny as heck, ( being I am an electrician) . :) I bet those can lights are a good source of heat in the winter. @-)
    Peachtree City, Ga Large BGE
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  • ribs still at 170.
    Hoping to eat before 7 pm.
    Pulled ribs, wrapped in foil, put them back in and stuck the probe through the foil.

    I will yank them when they hit 200 and sauce to taste.

    Note to self...start cooking ribs at 10am next time.  
    [-(
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,059
    Kosko said:
    Little Steven , I thought your comment about the decora switches were funny as heck, ( being I am an electrician) . :) I bet those can lights are a good source of heat in the winter. @-)
    Keeps the attic toasty warm in the winter

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • CullumCullum Posts: 214
    I under cooked my ribs last time around on my first try. Then I doubled-down on failure by saucing waaaay to early.

    This time I am going: 
    250 indirect dome for 4 hours bones down flat on grate
    Start spraying with 50/50 apple cider vinegar and apple juice with some cayenne at hour 3 until ribs pass the bend test

    Once the ribs pass the bend test, I am going to crank to 300, sauce and then pull after 25-30 minutes.

    Sound like a plan?

    My setup:
    image

    image

    image

    Ribs going on at noon:

    image
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