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Cooking my first Baby Backs - suggestions?

Flashback BobFlashback Bob Posts: 519
edited 12:43AM in EggHead Forum
I've always cooked spares and not baby backs.
As I mentioned last week, this weekend I'll be cooking Baby backs Saturday morning to bring to a party at 1:00. I have 6 racks (I think) and was going to try to cook them all in the large starting early Sat AM. I may go with two tiers, though my rib rack holds 4 and I could lean two up at each end.[p]I'm thinking they should take 5 hours (@ 250) to cook so I'll give myself 6 to work with.[p]Is 5 hours right? [p]I want to keep it simple, partly because of the quantity and time and partly because I always like to keep it simple and also I am not that bright. I will be prepping/rubbing the night before and letting them sit overnight rubbed and covered with saran wrap.[p] I'm not planning on foiling, but I'd love to get them good and tender- any recommendations? Maybe spritz with AJ through the chimney? I'm thinking I may try basting with honey after 60 - 90 minutes too.[p]either that or do what I always do and leave them alone until 1/2 hour before I expect them to be done.[p]Thanks!


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    Flashback Bob,
    an easy way to foil is to drop them in an aluminum foil pan and cover with foil, rather than wrapping each rack. it's basically a braise anyway.[p]that would take the guesswork out of timing, too. 5 hours is probably enough, but it would definitely be enough if you foiled for a part of it.

    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Flashback Bob,
    What do you mean you're not that bright? You bought a Big Green Egg didn't you?

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