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Sm62577Sm62577 Posts: 30
edited January 2012 in EggHead Forum
Can't seem to get my rub to crust up and set on my baby backs,,,after 3 hours it still rubs off really easy,,is my temp too low or what? I have a DigiQ temp control that's set at 225 , should it be higher ? ..


  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    I smoked 3 baby back racks on a large BGE today at 225-250F for 4 - 4-1/2 hrs. and they crusted up. I put a salt-sugar-herb-spice rub on them a few days before. Does your rub have salt-sugar to help make it stick?
  • FxLynchFxLynch Posts: 433

    I use a coating of yellow mustard on the ribs before putting on the rub.  It's a popular thing to do, and helps the rub stick, also helps with the bark.  Of course I also cook mine longer than 3 hours, but still at 3 hours there is a decent crust.


  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    I spray mine with Pam or Olive oil before I rub mine.  It works great.
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • Sm62577Sm62577 Posts: 30
    Ok,, I do the mustard coating part, but have to check on my rubs sugar salt content,,I guess I gotta just givem longer than 3 hrs , I don't like to foil because it makes the bark get all soft,

  • Non foiled ribs at 225 will take about 5-6 hrs or until they pass the bend test. I agree with the foil so sometimes I will foil for 1 hr (between 3-4 hr) then finish w/o foil till done. I find that the foil doesn't effect the bark this way but it does help to tenderize them. You can always gradually bump up your temp after the first 3 hrs. Search for Car Wash Mikes Ribs. Great way to do ribs w/o foil and at your 225 temp to start
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
  • Sm62577Sm62577 Posts: 30
    Thanks very much for advice, I've seen car wash mikes method , gotta revisit it..
  • I think you will like that method as he doesn't foil and starts his temps very low like you do. It's a very popular method of cooking baby backs. Good luck
    Large & MiniMax in Lexington, KY
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