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St Louis Ribs 3-1-1 or 3-2-1?

OpusXcellentOpusXcellent Posts: 60
edited 4:16PM in EggHead Forum
I picked up some St Louis style ribs for tomorrow and wondering what would be the better cooking method. I keep reading that 3-1-1 is good for baby backs and the 3-2-1 is good for spare ribs thanks for the help.


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    i think an hour in foil is more than enough for either method. usually end up around 45 minutes, myself.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    Agreed...two hours would leave you with mush.

    My next rib cook's gonna be Carwash Mike's hail mary ribs: No foiling.
  • "Sparky""Sparky" Posts: 6,024
    I agree,two hrs is gonna be too long.I did these 3/1/1 and they were pretty darn good :woohoo: Babybacks on the left,St. Louis on the right :)


  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    if i only have a limited amount of time, or am cooking a bunch of ribs for a crowd, i foil. otherwise i ride out the 8 or 9 hours....
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,435
    3-1-1 works good for spare ribs. I tried a longer foil once, went 1&1/2 hours and I got this;
    "Tender Lickin Good", if you want them that way.

    Good luck tomorrow!
  • I'd take'm that way. Tasty lookin'.
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