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Thread: 2-1-1 Baby Back Ribs

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    Sure you can. I do it both ways/either way depending on what else I've got going on that might draw my attention. Since you're doing a short cook there's no need to start with a full ring unless, of coure, you want a LOT of leftover coal.

    Be careful of doing everything by the clock, especially timing doneness. Keep an eye on them so you can pull them when they actually are done to your liking, which may or may not be at the 4 hour mark.
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    For ribs I use a 1/2 ring unlit and throw about 10 - 15 lit on top. Wait about 5 minutes and then assemble the cooker. I'm not big on having leftover coals so I try to use the "right" about of coals every time I cook.

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    I also do not like having a LOT of left over coals and try to adjust the amount for shorter cooks such as ribs or chicken. One problem, however, is that if you use too few coals you can have a problem getting the pit temp up to the appropriate level. I think that just takes experimentation and it can vary with weather conditions. My thought has been to use more lit when I'm using a smaller quanity of unlit such as a 1/2 ring.

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    I have found with baby backs...I smoke at 220-230 for 2.5 hrs, foil with pineapple juice/vinegar/water mix for 1 hr, and then cook direct with sauce for 20-30 mins to finish them off. 4 hrs total time.
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    Tried the 2-1-1 on the weekend with 2 racks of pork back ribs. I did 2 hours at 275 which set a decent bark, but the 1 hour wrapped was not enough...had to go another 1.5 after unwrapping and that dried them a little.

    I should have gone 2-2-1 or 3-1-1. But I was pretty happy running at 275 with no water in the pan on my WSM.
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    babybacks @ 250-275 for 3.5 hrs and then tightly wrap in heavy duty foil for 30 min at the end is my preferred procedure...
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    Is there a contest to see who can necropost the oldest thread?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dustin Dorsey View Post
    Is there a contest to see who can necropost the oldest thread?
    Ya, 14 years is a bit much.
    So many recipes, so little time
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    Just as relevant and informative as it was when it was originally discussed. Some complain when folks don't use the search function. Some complain when they do use search function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kelley Brown View Post
    Just as relevant and informative as it was when it was originally discussed. Some complain when folks don't use the search function. Some complain when they do use search function.
    Well said, Kelley.

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