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Mad Scientist Spare Ribs

dstearndstearn Posts: 1,558
I tried Mad Scientist 4-1-1 method today for spares. Normally I do not wrap but this method looked promising. Used S&P for the rub, 225 for 3 1/2 hrs then bumped up to 275 for an hour. Wrapped for 30 minutes. Finished by glazing with sauce for 30 minutes. My only problem was that when I raised the temp to 275 it overshot to 290 perhaps due to opening up the egg several times to spray.
The ribs were tender, some ribs were a little over done. Next time I will watch my temps lay off the spritzing.


  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 20,183
    Those look perfect.  Nice job!
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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 8,699
    Agreed.  They look as good as any ribs I've ever seen.

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  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,750
    sho looks like a good wibbie cook!
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  • Gr_eggerGr_egger Posts: 71
    Mine are on now. Only hope I can get close to what yours look like. Nicely done!
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  • abtaylor260abtaylor260 Posts: 194
    Well they look great! I bet they tasted just as good. I usually wrap for 30 minutes for spares. Lots of fat to cook down. Nicely done sir!
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 10,860
    Yea, they look absolutely perfect!
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  • jdMyersjdMyers Posts: 613
    You should be proud of those.  What sauce did you use.  
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 36,950
    Time and temp is just a rough guideline to follow.  The firm guideline is checking for doneness using a probe to judge tenderness or the "bend test".  Also ensure they are cooked evenly by moving them around. Every piece of meat is different.

    That said, doesn't sound like a total disaster since some were tender. 
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  • dstearndstearn Posts: 1,558
    jdMyers said:
    You should be proud of those.  What sauce did you use.  
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  • 1voyager1voyager Posts: 1,037
    Those look incredible.
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  • Mark_B_GoodMark_B_Good Posts: 742
    Looks great!

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