How long to smoke baby back ribs

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How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby jayfrt » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:40 pm

Hello, I am going to be smoking some baby back ribs this weekend. My smoker will be around 225 to 250. How long do you think it will take. I think I've seen on TV that they say around 4 hours.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby Davidtxs » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:07 pm

2 2 1 method 2 hrs smoke wrap for 2 hours the unwrap for 1 more to finish
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby jayfrt » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:18 pm

Thank you David I will give it a try
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby Davidtxs » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:26 pm

When I wrap I add some apple juice and use pecan splits
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby MEAT » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:06 pm

There are many variations or time methods and I use a similar 2 2 1 method like Davidtex.
I smoke 2 hours...foil 2 hours...throw my sauce on and grill for a few min ( I like a good bark)
...then foil again for an hour.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby jayfrt » Fri Aug 20, 2010 9:33 pm

Thanks Meat, I didn't even think about putting them in foil but it sounds like a good plan. I'm going to put some sauce on them at the end too.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby egghead » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:39 am

3-1-1 is pretty popular as well

When you are in the foil you are steaming the ribs and they will tend to get a little mushy

Taking the ribs out of the foil for about an hour will firm them back up a bit - then sauce for about 20 minutes

My personal preference - I don't foil and I don't cook to time

In the smoke for 5-1/2 to 6 hours (no foil)
Look for a nice pull back on the bones
Use the bend test to decide when they are done

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Bend test - slide your tongs half way down the ribs and pick them up - will bend to almost 90 degrees when done
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby DATsBBQ » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:06 am

Are they real baby backs (1.5# and down) or loin backs? Loin backs will take a little longer but actually have some meat on them.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby jayfrt » Sat Aug 21, 2010 8:23 am

Thanks egghead, nice pics my mouth is watering I will try the 90 degree hang................ DATsBBQ I bought them at Sam's Club they are more meaty than the ones I see at other grocery stores.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby BlackFord » Sat Aug 21, 2010 1:31 pm

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^ this is how I do mine. about 3 hours total. right after i set them on and took the pic I adjusted the ribs on the skewers so they didn't touch. cooking them indirectly at about 250 or so with light smoke. I did feel like I needed to rotate them every once in a while because the way my grill is and the way I cook the one was a lot closer to the heat source. I suppose if you have a firebox type you wouldn't need to mess with them.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby jayfrt » Sun Aug 22, 2010 9:59 am

Thanks everybody for your helpful tips. I was going to do the 2 2 1 but after I got going I realized I didn't have enough foil. So I just smoked them for 5 hours and sprayed with apple juice and put some sauce on the last ten minutes. I did the 90 degree hang to tell when they were done. They came out great. These baby backs were super meaty and along with corn on the cob and potato salad made a great meal. I tried to attach some pics but when I try to add the file it tells me they are too big maximun size is 256KiB
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby limey » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:40 am

Great deal on the BBrib cook, there is a help link on photos on the board. Very helpful.
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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby DATsBBQ » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:55 am

jayfrt wrote:Thanks everybody for your helpful tips. I was going to do the 2 2 1 but after I got going I realized I didn't have enough foil. So I just smoked them for 5 hours and sprayed with apple juice and put some sauce on the last ten minutes. I did the 90 degree hang to tell when they were done. They came out great. These baby backs were super meaty and along with corn on the cob and potato salad made a great meal. I tried to attach some pics but when I try to add the file it tells me they are too big maximum size is 256KiB


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Re: How long to smoke baby back ribs

Postby jayfrt » Sun Aug 22, 2010 11:21 am

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Thanks for the help I finally got the pics up

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