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Advice needed right now... Baby back ribs hit 6 hours and not looking/feeling right...

I have two full racks going. Indirect @ 250º for about 2.5 hours, another 2 wrapped in butcher paper, now waiting for them to finish unwrapped. It has been about 1.5-2 hours. And they are still stiff. Not flexing like they usually do by this point. Is something wrong? Am I over cooking them... or do I wait it out? Like I said this is feeling like it is taking longer than usual...

Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]

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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,794

    I’d check your dome thermometer. Sounds like you are cooking way low in temp. Is there any pull back on the bones?


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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,149

    Wait it out. They are not done. They should probe like butter between the bones with a toothpick or bend about 90 degrees. Is your thermos calibrated? Does seem long.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,149

    Define your total cook time to present.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • acolleacolle Posts: 81

    250º (from what my thermometer says) indirect for 6 hours total.

    Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]
  • acolleacolle Posts: 81

    Yes. Starting to pull back slightly. Just does not seem to take this long usually. Might need to check the calibration on my thermometer after this.

    Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,794

    Spares or baby back?


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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,149

    That’s enough time and temp but they’re not done. Ramp up your done temp to 300-350 to the endpoint I mentioned.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,794

    Do you have water in the drip pan ?


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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,149

    Great question Matt. I never assume that as it’s no good.

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • acolleacolle Posts: 81
    Loving the upper left in Portland, OR | BGE LG & MMX + Kotaigrill [Hibachi]
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,149

    And the answer is...

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,794

    What kind of instant read thermometer do you have? Maybe open the dome and insert the tip of the thermo and let’s see what your grid temp is. Next try very carefully to get a meat temp between the bones. Not a lot of meat so make sure your don’t push all the way through.


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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 19,149
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 8,794
    edited April 21

    Maybe a refill. Plus I’m prolly gonna be asleep before this dudes ribs are done. Idk


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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
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