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Ribs Temp

BeastBeast Posts: 78
edited 4:07PM in EggHead Forum
happy new year to all my fellow eggheads thanks so much for all the great cooking ideas and suggestions that you all offered in 07' and i'm sure it will keep right on into the new year 08'
now the question i had was i'm doing ribs today and wanted to know should i use the maverick E-73 or the thermopen to monitor the cooking temp and if so what temp do i cook them to ( or what temp are they done at ) i'm looking at doing them around 375° for about 2 1/2 to 3 hrs thanks in advance


  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    <p />Beast,[p]I've never judged rib doneness by temp, so I'm not sure what they should be. But there are three different methods that others have suggested on this forum that I incorporate, and they are all good indicators (credit Nature Boy, Car Wash Mike, tjv, and others):[p]1) The "Toothpick Test": A toothpick inserted into the thickest rib meat should pull out with no resistance. [p]2) The "Bender Test": A rack picked up on one end should fold over almost to the point of breaking in half. [p]3) The "Bone Test": A rack is usually done when the meat has pulled back about 1/4" from the end of the bone.[p]I probably use #1 the most, and it is very reliable.[p]To my liking, meat should not be falling off the bone, but should come clean from the bone with a moderate tug.[p]Cheers,[p]TRex
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Like TRex said. Use one of the other tests, not temp. Personally, I think 375 is way to high. Good luck.[p]Mike

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    TRex,[p]What about 4) The "I'll cut a rib off the end and sample that bad boy" Test: This method is vary accurate and rewarding too. I suggest cooking an extra rack until you get the hang of this method. Heheeee.[p]~thirdeye~[p]PS - In lieu of this, I use #1 the most.

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  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    I agree that 375F is too high. I cook mine at a lower temp. These ribs below were done at this point and very juicy. Notice that the meat has receded from the end, leaving the bones sticking out. I did not sauce these at all! [p] [url=¤t=DSCI0015-1.jpg]DSCI0015-1.jpg[/url]

  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    thirdeye,[p]LOL - I like that method (and secretly use it to confirm #s 1-3 from time to time).[p]Happy New Year,[p]TRex
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