Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
Welcome to the EGGhead Forum - a great place to visit and packed with tips and EGGspert advice! You can also join the conversation and get more information and amazing recipes by following Big Green Egg at:

Facebook  |  Twitter  |  Instagram  |  Pinterest  |  Youtube  |  Vimeo
Share your photos by tagging us and using the hashtag #EGGhead4Life.


In Atlanta? Come visit Big Green Egg headquarters, see our new showroom and check out the History of the EGG Museum and Culinary Center!  3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340.

Sain Louis Style Baby Backs

Second time using dual probe.  Can you be effective with a probe in ribs?  Put them on @ 11:30 this morning.  Currently reading 165 on the ribs and 261 on the egg.  Using the 3-2-1 method.  Any thoughts or suggestions.
MBGE, Mini BGE, Table, Accessories, Maverick Dual Probe, Growing

Comments

  • The egg has now drifted to 257 the ribs are now @ 171.  What do you think?  I am concerned about using the probe in the ribs?
    MBGE, Mini BGE, Table, Accessories, Maverick Dual Probe, Growing
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 9,730
    My best indicators for when ribs are finished are the bend test-pick up a full rack on one end and if they bend around 90* they are finished; or the toothpick test-in and out of the thickest part of the rib meat with no resistance and you are there.  I don't use a thermo on ribs.  FWIW-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
    ABC- 
  • BotchBotch Posts: 4,322
    I don't use a probe either; I wait until the bone ends are adequately exposed and then do Lou's bend test to be sure.  
    _____________________________________________
     
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,944
    Your rib cook is history now, but I never use a probe type to monitor ribs since placement can be tricky. What I do use though is my Thermapen to test doneness. Temp of meat between the bones needs to be 196 to 200 and I always check several places so I know I didn't hit a bone or a pocket throwing the reading off.
    L, M, S, Mini
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • Thanks for the information.  Will remember and put to use on next ribs.  Will be purchasing a Thermapen.

    MBGE, Mini BGE, Table, Accessories, Maverick Dual Probe, Growing
Sign In or Register to comment.
Click here for Forum Use Guidelines.