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Rib Technique Poll

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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,340
    Yea, I'll sauce some but not all of them at the end. Last 30 minutes and I'll let temp to come up to crystallized it a bit on the ribs.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • I've done a number of cooks at 5 hrs no foil. The last couple I tried 3-2-1 but when I got to the last hour the ribs were done and fall off the bone already. Happened both times trying 3-2-1. Does anyone else run into this? I see a handful of 3-1-1 which seems more consistent with what I've seen. Dome 250.
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  • SPRIGSSPRIGS Posts: 214
    Lately I have been doing 2-1-1 at 250 grid. Not quite fall off the bone which is how I like them. Maybe a little sauce to glaze the last 30 minutes or so. These are baby backs. I haven't had much luck with spares yet but aim to keep trying!!
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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 680
    Set it and forget it. Last 30 with either HEB Raspberry Chipotle or Blues Hog Honey Mustard. Yo @Fred19Flintstone, how do you make Wolverine cookies? Put the Wolverines in a bowl and beat them for 3 hours.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • njlnjl Posts: 804
    Not quite set and forget...but I've done 3-2-1 style with foil in the middle, 1-1.5-0.5 turbo with foil, carwash Mike's method, they all work.  It's partially a question of how much time there is for the cook.
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  • ouch.  How was your bowl last year?

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • VanDawg38VanDawg38 Posts: 43
    Dry rub, set and forget.
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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 680
    ouch.  How was your bowl last year?

    I'm hoping Urban is going to run an above board program. We got a rivalry again. I like Coach Hoke. I get to dust off the Michigan jokes and you can proclaim OHOWIHATEOHIOSTATE!

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • stevesailsstevesails Posts: 971
    Turbo ribs. 2.5 hours at 350. Family loves them.
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • We can do more than say "OHOWIHATEOHIOSTATE".

    A guy walks into a bar and leans over to guy sitting there and says, "Do you want to hear a Buckeye joke?"

    The guy looks at him and says "I'm 6' tall and weigh 200 lbs and I'm an Ohio State graduate.  The guy next to me is 6'2" and weighs 225 lbs and he's an Ohio State graduate.  The guy sitting next to him is 6'5" and weighs 250 lbs and he graduated from Ohio State too.  Now, do you really want to tell me that joke?"

    "No.  Not if I have to explain it three times."

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,157
    I Ronco ribs typically. Sometimes I CWM them.
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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Foil has a nickname, Texas Crutch, and this definitely will help get the ribs tender.  I'm a no foil guy because I think the texture of the bark is so much better.

    My son who is in his first summer of Egging, thinks foiling is the greatest thing in the world. Shows how much he looks up to his dad
    :D
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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 680
    Michigan babies are so ugly they tint the incubators.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • A Buckeye football player was almost killed in a near tragic horseback riding accident.  He fell from the horse and was almost trampled to death.  Luckily the manager of the Wal-Mart came out and unplugged the horse.  #:-S

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    Flint, Michigan.  Named the most dangerous city in America by the F.B.I. three years running.

    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • mikeb9550mikeb9550 Posts: 95
    I hate foil. Tried it a couple times and hated the texture. Set and forget around 250 fish. Do a basic dry rub but now leave our sugar. Coat with honey the last hour or so. Sauce last 20 min or so.
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  • jccbone62jccbone62 Posts: 195
    I do mind 2-1-.5 but will try the no look method next.
    XL owner in Wichita, KS
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  • GQuizGQuiz Posts: 680
    Last one... Why is the Big House made of cardboard? The Wolverines are only good on paper.

    XL BGE; Schertz TX by way of Stow OH. #egghead4life
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,719
    No foil here.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,233
    1.5/1/.5...300...foil bathed in honey, head country on tthe last 30
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • No foil, no mist.  Smoke, rub, and time (and beer for me).

    [Northern] Virginia is for [meat] lovers.
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  • MattyMcMattyMc Posts: 65
    Foil is for the weak
    Chester County, PA
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  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 2,750
    edited July 2013
    Duganboy said:
    Foil has a nickname, Texas Crutch, and this definitely will help get the ribs tender.  I'm a no foil guy because I think the texture of the bark is so much better.

    My son who is in his first summer of Egging, thinks foiling is the greatest thing in the world. Shows how much he looks up to his dad
    :D
    @Duganboy... it shows that you raised him to be an independent thinker who is prepared to stand up for what he believes (I assume in a respectful manner).  :-bd
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,186
    I go 3-2-1 but never follow exact time.  St. Louis style over Baby Back.  Surprised how many people here do not use foil?  I have done both and think the foil liquids (below) adds lots of flavor.  

    For the foil part, I include some kind of combination of apple juice / tiger sauce / honey or brown sugar / butter. 

    GO BUCKS!    
    Columbus, Ohio
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  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,186

    The Buckeyes offense should be fun to watch, they will be very hard to beat all year.  I agree about Hoke, just glad that Michigan is finally somewhat relevant again.  Let the normal Ohio State trash talk start, we are used to it!

    What is the difference between a litter of puppies and Wolverine Fans?

    The puppies stop whining after 6 weeks.

    Columbus, Ohio
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 845
    The first two times I made them, I foiled. Haven't done it in quite some time. Set and forget. 
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,584
    4-1/2-1/2 ... compromise between dry and fall-off-the-bone.
    canuckland
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 736

    Set it and forget. No foil. Depends on mood, some sauce in the last 15-20 min of cook.

    Everything from spare, st louis and baby back.

    Houston, TX - Buddy LBGE, Don SBGE, Tiny Mini & Shiny Momma Pitts n Spitts

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  • DenaSmokerDenaSmoker Posts: 40
    3-1.5-1 for me
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