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Spare Ribs on now

500500 Posts: 2,993
edited October 2019 in EggHead Forum
Mrs. 500 made the call this morning for pulled pork. I said, kinda too to do that late for dinner. Ribs?  Ok. Still pushing it for time since I hadn’t even shopped yet. Found spare ribs at Sam’s. Trimmed them up and made up a savory rub. Let them sit on the rub for 3 hours. Tried to keep the Egg to 275*, but it kept creeping up to 325* before it started to burn clean. So they are on now at 375* at 2pm EST. I’m thinking I’ll need to foil them in 2 or 3 hours. It’s a wait and see now if I can’t deliver by 6:30.  And cleaning out the Egg I found a base crack.  This is my 2nd. 


Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
"Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."

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  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    At that temp they might be done in 3 hours. good eats await
  • 500500 Posts: 2,993
    At that temp they might be done in 3 hours. good eats await
    Thanks. I’ve never turbo’d ribs before. 
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    You can still wrap if you want, but at that temp I would say 45 minutes is plenty. Cheers!
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,332
    That flap meat goes great in a pot of beans for the next round.  Nice job cleaning those racks up.  Lookin good. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • BotchBotch Posts: 9,643
    500 said:

    You still had room for one ABT on the right side of the grill...  =)
    Great use of real estate!  (too bad about the crack, though)  
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  • 500500 Posts: 2,993
    Drizzled some SBR thinned with ACV and foiled at the 2 hour mark. 
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • 500500 Posts: 2,993
    edited October 2019
    So to recap;

    Spare Ribs, trimmed

    Sam’s Club cryovac 2fer pack

    Savory dry Rub for 3 hours ahead of time. 

    325* indirect 

    2pm start

    Foiled at 2 hour mark

    4:40. FTC one of them

    5:10. FTC 2nd rack 

    Rest for 30 minutes 


    They were good, not great to me. Thumbs up from everyone else. Foiling made them wet, not dry. And they fell off the bone but were still chewy in places where the collagen didn’t break down. Some bones were better than others. Actually first time in a long time doing spares. We usually do baby backs. I don’t cook ribs that often so still learning. 

    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 21,332
    edited October 2019
    I have two different camps of "how I want my pork ribs".  As you can guess, one is "falling off the bone" and the other is "a little tug".  So, being lazy I just use the foil for the "falling" finish ( no more than around 30-45 mins at about 260-280*F on the dome) and ignore for the other fans.
    Toothpick for the finish-line regardless of cook process.
    I never apply any sauce-that's a post cook exercise for the consumers.  I'm sure there are many here with better options but that's all I've got.  FWIW-
    Edit:  That's a tray of ribs I would take any time.  Great outcome from here.  We are our own worst critics. 
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here; L&S BGE's, PBC, Lang 36; burnin wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 12,979
    500 said:
    So to recap;

    Spare Ribs, trimmed

    Sam’s Club cryovac 2fer pack

    Savory dry Rub for 3 hours ahead of time. 

    325* indirect 

    2pm start

    Foiled at 2 hour mark

    4:40. FTC one of them

    5:10. FTC 2nd rack 

    Rest for 30 minutes 


    They were good, not great to me. Thumbs up from everyone else. Foiling made them wet, not dry. And they fell off the bone but were still chewy in places where the collagen didn’t break down. Some bones were better than others. Actually first time in a long time doing spares. We usually do baby backs. I don’t cook ribs that often so still learning. 

    Baby backs lend themselves to turbo cooks more than spares imo. They are leaner thus less layered fat to render. Nothing better than low and slow spares though. The added fat makes them so succulent. Yours look far better than edible. Nice adjustment!
  • 500500 Posts: 2,993
    I overshot the 275* temp in my rush to plate at 6:30pm.  I should have lit the fire earlier than 12:30pm.  I did like the spares better than baby backs.  I need more practice.  Probably have only done a dozen rib cooks in my lifetime on the Egg.
    Large BGE; Midlothian, Virginia
    I like Pig Butts and I can not lie.
    "Barbecue is a journey, one meal at a time."
  • Those pics look great. When I do pork ribs I use the 3-2-1 method at a temp of 225. I tried beef spare ribs a couple of week ago and they were good but was more like a roast than ribs. Still very tasty.
    Great work.
  • Have some beef ribs going today. Not spare ribs though. Butcher called them gourmet beef ribs. Not much trimming needed. Left membrane on underside. Scored membrane with knife to allow rub to get in. Smoking with hickory and apple. 225 heat for 3 hours and then will wrap in tin foil until meat temp is reached.



  • NorthPilot06NorthPilot06 Posts: 1,181
    Beef ribs are a favorite, never seen any similar to those, but I’m sure they’re going to taste great. 
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
  • @NorthPilot06 here are pics from my 1st attempt at beef spare ribs. Looked great and tasted great just not the texture I had hoped for. Own worse critic.




  • NorthPilot06NorthPilot06 Posts: 1,181
    Like you said, sure looks great to me. Hope these come out even better
    DFW - 1 LGBE & Happy to Adopt More...
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