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Smoking BB Ribs Tonight

Post  Burbs on Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:20 pm

Well, I'm getting ready to smoke 3 racks of BB ribs tonight for the first time. I'm going to go the 2-1-1 method, or something of that variation. Where should I keep the temps inside the smoker? Also, I was given advice to put some charcoal in the basket of the smoker, and then add the hot coals to it, to give it more heat. Now, I'm using Nature's Own Basque Hardwood Charcoal, which does burn hotter. Am I using too much charcoal, if I add the hot coals to unlit ones?

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Post  All Weather Griller on Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:37 pm

How do Chris,

The method that has been suggested to you is a variation on the minion method. If you are only doing 3 racks of ribs, I don't think it is essential to use that method. That is mainly used to sustain temps for long periods.

I would go for full chimney starter of lit lump and about 2 hours in chuck on another half a chimney starter of unlit. If you are using a water pan I would start with the water being hot that way you it should get up to temp quicker.

You should be looking for temps between 220 and 260.

Have good one fella and let us know how it turns out,

There are many ways to do this, my advice is play around with many other suggestions to find what works best for you.
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Post  Burbs on Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:44 pm

All Weather Griller wrote:How do Chris,

The method that has been suggested to you is a variation on the minion method. If you are only doing 3 racks of ribs, I don't think it is essential to use that method. That is mainly used to sustain temps for long periods.

I would go for full chimney starter of lit lump and about 2 hours in chuck on another half a chimney starter of unlit. If you are using a water pan I would start with the water being hot that way you it should get up to temp quicker.

You should be looking for temps between 220 and 260.

Have good one fella and let us know how it turns out,

There are many ways to do this, my advice is play around with many other suggestions to find what works best for you.

Thanks for the help. I didn't put any unlit coals in the pan first because I know this stuff burns hot. I'm waiting for it to get up to around 225, and then I'll lay the ribs on and add the wood chunks.....which is a task in itself. Do you put your chunks in through the door, or take the bottom off?
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Post  All Weather Griller on Tue Nov 18, 2008 8:48 pm

To be honest I just throw them through the door trying to narrowly miss the water pan but not get them over the other side Very Happy

I think I have mastered the art now I'm hoping for a new event in the London 2012 Olympics.

I have in the past done this http://proq.forumotion.com/the-pub-f20/minion-variation-or-maybe-not-you-decide-t414.htm?highlight=minion but that was for a 15 hour smoke.

Get some pics of the Ribs if you can we love photos on here lol!
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Post  Treegje on Tue Nov 18, 2008 9:04 pm

I put my pieces with a firm barbecue tong through the door.
but firstly I yielded them in cold water
good luck and a good meal
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Post  All Weather Griller on Wed Nov 19, 2008 10:09 pm

How did the ribs turn out Chris?
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Post  Burbs on Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:11 pm

All Weather Griller wrote:How did the ribs turn out Chris?

They would have turned out better, if I had followed the 2-2-1, but I had a few drinks, got distracted, and did the 1.5.-1-.5! Razz drunken I also didn't do a good job in making the glaze too. I put way to much cider in it......again because of the booze.

I'll be sober next time I smoke ribs again!
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Post  All Weather Griller on Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:20 pm

lol! Ahhh, never mind, still it's a learning curve


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Post  Treegje on Thu Nov 20, 2008 8:39 pm

it happens to everyone ,The devil in the bottle Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Post  Burbs on Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:41 pm

Just gives me more excuses to use my Pro Q!
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