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Bend test help..

smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
edited 5:56AM in EggHead Forum
I have cooked baby back ribs a few time and have yet to have a successful bend test. Today I did CWM's method. 275 (not 375) dome, place setter, spritzed every 45 minutes, bark was awesome! But the ribs just didn't bend. By the time I pulled them, the meat just fell off the bone like a pork shoulder. It did taste awesome though. Another successful conversion for my wife who never 'liked' ribs until today. :laugh:

Rubbed with mustard and Butt Rub seasoning. In the fridge for two days...

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Had some apple and cherry chips in the egg:

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Hooked up my 'wireless' timer:

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Sat back and watched her cook:

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Looks fantastic!

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No bend :S

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The meat fell off the bone, but every last piece was enjoyed!
Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
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  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Scott perhaps if you hold the tongs at the tip of the ribs. Anyway they look perfect from here
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I think it has to do with your second toe being longer than your big toe :blush:

    It's a sign of in-breeding! :whistle: :P
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    Yep, I am just not going to worry about it. I am starting to get a feel for this... :)
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • Scott,
    Your son abandoned that lawn mower!
    No allowance for him :evil:
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    Too funny! The curse of my toe!! :laugh:
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • :laugh:

    Silly boy!

    It's because our big toes turn up B)
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    Actually they are two daughters and a bunch of bikes. But the older one is going into 4th grade, maybe it is time to teach her how to do some yard work! :laugh:
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • never too young to start :lol:

    what kind of bike is that in the upper left hand side???
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    Google it Desert Lady :ermm: :lol: about half way down :whistle: :woohoo:
  • Google "what"????
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    2nd toe longer than the big toe. :ermm:
  • Judy MayberryJudy Mayberry Posts: 1,991
    The way I look at it, Scott, is that if it's about to fall off the bone, then who cares if it's bendy or not? When it's done, eat it! I never remember to try and bend it--the bone-meat relationship is what matters anyway.
    Judy in San Diego
  • man, that Google sure is strange :S
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    375° dome??
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    So are WE! :woohoo:

    but my toes go in order from big to little :whistle:
  • shhhh
    it worked for him ;)
  • so would mine and Scott's IF the great toe laid flat :S
  • does look like 250 in that second pic :laugh:
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    smbishop: Nicely done! And no disrespect, but CWM method is from 200-225* and a bump to 250*. They look great, but for CWM standards, they were probably a bit dried out/crispy. Mike (and many others) firmly believe in low and slow for ribs. But hey, if the family enjoyed, that's all that matters! B)

    Here is a link to the CWM method for a refresher if you choose...
    http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2002/06/baby-back-rib-class.html
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    It's a Kettler tricycle with a handle for pushing to tot along... :)
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    Thanks Judy, that is what I am thinking, watch the meat pull away from the bone...
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    ooops, ment 275!
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    I fit the description ....too late to start worring about it but now I can't go to sleep :P Just googled it this is what I got:

    Answer:
    Some people believe that if the second toe (the one next to the big toe) is longer than the big toe, it meant that person would be the boss of the family. Another popular theory is that people of celtic origins have a longer second toe. Others say that you are descended from Royalty if your second toe is longer.

    Now I'm ready for bed good night :woohoo:
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    Thanks! I was at 275 for most of the cook. I will try a bit lower next time. Still, everything tastes good off of the egg!
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 1,962
    Royalty, boss of the family, celtic origins, fits me perfectly! :laugh:
    Southlake, TX.  And any chance I get,  @ Cowhouse Creek - Gatesville, TX
  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Scott who cares about ribs bending now that we know this key information? :laugh:
  • Little ChefLittle Chef Posts: 4,725
    Didn't read the rest of the thread, but your original post said 375*...BIG difference. You'll get 'em down soon! And when cooked low n slow, the bend test really works!! I think you were just a bit high in temp, and it crisped up the outside a bit more than the 'bend test' allows. Again, as long as everyone enjoyed, Congrats!
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    The bend test is for a full rack of ribs, not a rack cut in half like shown in your photo I believe.
  • smoky bsmoky b Posts: 648
    Scott- ain't nothing in the world wrong with those ribs. That's exactly how I like mine. And I'm convinced that 275 is the perfect temp for cooking ribs. Great looking q!
  • ron4fishron4fish Posts: 144
    They Look Delicious!! Always trust yourself it usually works out!! :woohoo:
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