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Offline Arcs_n_Sparks

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2008, 06:36:36 PM »
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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2008, 07:00:46 PM »
Thanks for the 3-2-1 description.  Consider it a bookmarked thread.

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2008, 07:06:23 PM »
Carter

Here is link to another good description on the 3-2-1 method.

http://www.wyntk.us/food/3-2-1-rib-method.shtml

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2008, 07:15:10 PM »
Thanks Mike.  Good to be back on the forum again.  Between work, numerous ailments, and terrible weather throughout the month, February was a write off.

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2008, 07:58:41 PM »
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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #20 on: March 12, 2008, 08:01:43 PM »
3 hours sparky,  geezzzz

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #21 on: March 18, 2008, 05:40:29 AM »
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No. I don't wrap my ribs or spritz them, and it often takes more then 6 hours for spareribs at 200°F

Carter;
Gizmo should know this method, I have one of Steve Raichlen's books where it is mentioned. The 3-2-1 method is a smoking/cooking sparerib menthod used by many. The times are different for baby backs. The first number is how many hours the ribs are in the smoker unwrapped, the second the number of hours wrapped, and the third number is how long the ribs are finished off unwrapped.

Habs:  So during the 2 hour wrapped cook period you don't add any apple juice/beer/etc?  Just wrap em in some heavy duty foil and let them roll?

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #22 on: March 18, 2008, 06:26:24 AM »
I don't wrap my ribs, but from reading the post on this forum, those who do wrap their ribs, give them a splash of apple juice or beer prior to sealing them. I would think it would be optional, as to whether or not to add addition moisture.


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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #23 on: March 18, 2008, 09:35:00 AM »
If and when I wrap my ribs I add some apple juice along with a splash of what ever sauce I'm going to serve with them.

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #24 on: March 19, 2008, 05:11:10 AM »
Gotcha.  I think i'll go unwrapped as thats how i've done my ribs before.  I think i'll double slather/rub to get some better bark too. 

If the weather holds up i'm going to do a couple racks of spare ribs this Saturday.  I'll take pictures and post results.

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #25 on: March 22, 2008, 02:43:47 PM »
Well the damned butcher didn't have any spare ribs left.  Some guy came in that morning and bought 12 racks.  So i had to settle for 4 racks of baby backs.  I went a bit too heavy on the rub so it was extra spicy but thats ok in my book. 

This was about 25 minutes before i pulled them.  I didn't boat, spritz, nothing.  Essentially let em rip for about 4.5 hours @ 210 with the first 3 hours with Applewood smoke.



Here's two after pulling and let rest for a few minutes.  They were dang tasty. 


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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #26 on: March 22, 2008, 05:49:46 PM »
Man...those look awesome...have some friends coming next week...gotta make ribs!!! YUP...no doubt! DrunkenMick...very nice indeed!! :)

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #27 on: March 22, 2008, 08:30:54 PM »
that's a work of art!  What did you have in your water bowl?  Was it just water?  It looked bubbly, like beer???

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #28 on: March 22, 2008, 08:42:26 PM »
I understand everything in the pics except for the "whipped topping". Seriously, those are some great looking ribs. I'll trade you 2 pounds of leftover brisket for a rack... :D

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Re: Baby Back -Vs- Spare Ribs
« Reply #29 on: March 22, 2008, 09:01:19 PM »
I understand everything in the pics except for the "whipped topping".

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