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St Louis Ribs for memorial day?

Local butcher has st Lou on sale this week. I usually smoke em then wrap in foil. When done I sauce em on direct. I was wondering is I need to foil them or if I could just go low and slow?


  • DMWDMW Posts: 12,470
    No need to foil or sauce. I do rub only and let them roll til they pass the bend test. Low n slow or turbo, just depends how long you want it to take.
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  • revolver1revolver1 Posts: 372
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  • KenfromMIKenfromMI Posts: 742
    I do them both ways with or without foil but I always sauce the last 30 minutes or so. I love sauced ribs. I always foil if my wife is eating with me because she prefers fall off the bone. I'll do a 3-2-30-30 for her. 
    Dearborn MI
  • r8rs4lfr8rs4lf Posts: 306
    Ever since I went turbo, I haven't went back.  

    350* until bend test (2 hours +/- ), no foil, sauce last 30 minutes.
  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,718
    It's not necessary to foil them on the egg. Low and slow for 5 hours works perfect for me.
    Dave - Austin, TX
  • KenfromMIKenfromMI Posts: 742
    I generally do my Spares 6 hours and my BB's for 5 if foiling you really don't need the "bend" test. Foiling is predictable for ribs anyway. Think I might try turbo Monday, rest them while I ramp up the heat for a pizza and serve together. I am nervous though, I am kind of a rib snob and Turbo doesn't seem like it could be as good but there is only one way to find out.
    Dearborn MI
  • KtimKtim Posts: 364
    No foil, 6 hours at 250, for St louis style ribs,bend test, works every time for me.
    sumpter township Mi.
  • PhillyBoy23PhillyBoy23 Posts: 49
    Thanks for the ideas. I' ll post pics over the weekend.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,552
    I am doing Spares this weekend too (St Louis Style).  It has been awhile, so I cant friggin wait to fire up my egg!

    I have always done my ribs with foil in a 3-ish, 2-ish, 1-ish approach.  I foiled with butter/tiger-sauce/honey.  Always great, but seems like lots of the experts here think it is unnecessary? 

    This weekend I will just go mustard/rub then on the egg at 250 until finished using the bend test.  Lets see!   
    Columbus, Ohio
  • KenfromMIKenfromMI Posts: 742
    If I foiled I use a little pineapple juice. I tried the squeeze margarine, honey, brown sugar etc but just like the plain old pineapple juice out of the little can. A few TBSP per foil.

    Dearborn MI
  • legomyeggolegomyeggo Posts: 113
    I foil them briefly but I also use mango drink mix in the foil - they call it mango puree sometimes but has corn syrup in it I think. Anyway, I foil them for an hour only with the mango mix, then pour that off into a saucepan, add some other stuff that I just grab - like some OJ or Pineapple juice, some sweet soy.. Thicken it, use as a glaze and finish on the grill. I do NOT use a lot - hate real soupy ribs.

    My wife loves mango ANYTHING and I use this stuff on chickens too.
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