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Super turbo ribs?

Put on 2 racks st.louis ribs at 300 dome temp. After 2 hours internal temp 200 and they bend fully in half. Is this normal?
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,357

    Micky does ribs at 350 for 1 hr 40 minutes then sauces them for 20 minutes - so what you are describing seems within the realm of possibility.



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  • TonyATonyA Posts: 582
    300 dome is about 260 grate .. 2 hours is aggressive, but when they are done - they are done.  if you are sure they are done - check the calibration on that thermo.
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,691
    Sounds like the norm to me
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  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,411
    300 dome should be higher at the grate, maybe 325.. and your dome thermo can be off.  This is a believable time.  If it passes bend & toothpick - it's time to eat!

    Mickey's turbo repaste below.. I'll save his paste button..

    Mickey said:

    This is the way I do them:

    Turbo Baby Back Ribs (Sorry but I can't remember who I got this from.)
    350 indirect for 1hr 40 min. 
    Pull membrane , rub. Put on at 350 and leave the hell alone for about that time. I opened 15 min early and sauced my half rack. This is called turbo ribs and I will never go back to 4 and 5 hour ribs. 
    Note: with or w/o mustard works .. I like Bad Byron's Butt Rub

    Its not unheard of from @Dave_in_Florida either..
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,382
    When cooking indirect, the dome is usually hotter than the grate - at least for the first hour or two.  Check your thermometer calibration.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,983
    I cook mine at 850 for 17 min... Supersonic ribs.
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