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Memorial Day baby backs help

I am currently rubbing 3 racks of baby back ribs for tomorrow afternoon’s pool party with family and I realized I haven’t cooked ribs on my BGE. Please help, not looking for a 321 but rather a straight through cook (i.e. 225’ for 6 hours until thermapen reads X). Any and all help would be appreciated. I will be smoking on my large. Thank you, and Happy Memorial Day to everyone!

Myrtle Beach, SC

Large BGE, platesetter, cast iron grate, ivation meat thermometer

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  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 9,055
    Baby backs of average thickness take about 5 hours at 230, 4 hours at 275, and 1 hr 40 minutes at 350 (turbo ribs).  They are done when they pass the toothpick test (toothpick or temp probe passes through the meat between the ribs like "buttah") and/or the bend test (they'll bend 90 degrees when you pick them up on one end).  In my experience the meat temp when this happens can be anywhere from 180 to 200 or so.  Some other issues are discussed in this parallel thread here.

    https://eggheadforum.com/discussion/1219548/3-racks-of-st-louis-ribs-i-m-scared#latest

    Good luck.

    XXL BGE, Karebecue, Klose BYC, Chargiller Akorn Kamado, Weber Smokey Mountain, Grand Turbo gasser, Weber Smoky Joe, and the wheelbarrow that my grandfather used to cook steaks from his cattle

    San Antonio, TX

  • SmokinTiger81SmokinTiger81 Posts: 746
    Google “car wash mike rib recipe”.  
  • wocotiger7wocotiger7 Posts: 27
    edited May 2019
    Thank you @Foghorn and @smokintiger81

    Myrtle Beach, SC

    Large BGE, platesetter, cast iron grate, ivation meat thermometer

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,638
    edited May 2019

    Baby Back Turbo Ribs (No flip)

    350 indirect for 1hr 40 min. 

    Before cooking: Pull membrane , rub, mustard, rub. 

    Put on at 350 and leave the hell alone for about that time. This is called turbo ribs and I will never go back to 4 and 5 hour ribs. 

    Note: with or w/o mustard works .. I like Bad Byron's Butt Rub / I like cherry & pecan mix for wood. 

    If you want sauce: opened 15 min early and sauce. I like the sauce on the table.

     I don't cook over the 100 minutes. 

    Be sure your temp gauge is correct.


    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,953
    Toothpick test for the win every time.  No need to mess around with tongs and bend angle IMO.  It's all about the feel as noted above.
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • llrickmanllrickman Posts: 653
    edited May 2019
    most old timers here will say this is some of the best they have had

    car wash mike babybacks

    2 LBGE
    Digi Q
    green Thermapen
    AR

    Albuquerque, NM
  • milesvdustinmilesvdustin Posts: 2,883
    I like turbo, takes 2 hours max. 

    Look for a thread I did called "habanero death dust ribs"

    2 LBGE, Blackstone 36, Jumbo Joe

    Egging in Southern Illinois (Marion)

  • ryanttryantt Posts: 2,424
    Mickey said:

    Baby Back Turbo Ribs (No flip)

    350 indirect for 1hr 40 min. 

    Before cooking: Pull membrane , rub, mustard, rub. 

    Put on at 350 and leave the hell alone for about that time. This is called turbo ribs and I will never go back to 4 and 5 hour ribs. 

    Note: with or w/o mustard works .. I like Bad Byron's Butt Rub / I like cherry & pecan mix for wood. 

    If you want sauce: opened 15 min early and sauce. I like the sauce on the table.

     I don't cook over the 100 minutes. 

    Be sure your temp gauge is correct.


    @Mickey that is a beautiful picture.  
    XL BGE, KJ classic, Joe Jr, UDS x2 


  • run53run53 Posts: 121
    I have a question on the bend test......I usually cut my slabs in half for a better fit on the egg. I don't suppose the bend test would work on half slabs...correct?
    Large BGE - 2017
    PSWoo with extention
    Thermopen and DOT

    Boston, Mass
  • TheophanTheophan Posts: 2,651
    run53 said:
    I have a question on the bend test......I usually cut my slabs in half for a better fit on the egg. I don't suppose the bend test would work on half slabs...correct?
    Correct.  Use the toothpick test a few places.
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