I have a technique that allows you to smoke perfect ribs on a gas grill that is amazingly simple if you are interested. More on that below. London Broil I have a vertical style propane smoker that I customized so I can smoke up to 8 racks at a time easily. I really want you to have them! Darrell Williams: I season my ribs wrap them over night or for 4 to 6 hours, smoke them for 3 to 4 hours, wrap them and cook them another hour or so. After that time period, I would check the temperature of the meat. thanks again. Once every hour will help keep the ribs moist and the apple flavor will be very subtle. There is no fixed rule. The temperature should be around 225°F for the entire cook. I was told by a "Smoker Master" that I should never use liquid or add moisture to ribs. Once you use the smoker a little you will be able to start estimating how long the chips will last. never. Ha!! Cool the ribs quickly in a breezy location, then wrap them tightly and refrigerate them. For these ribs I’m using my Yoder pellet grill running with BBQr’s Delight Cherry pellets. Good to know. Thin Blue LLC/Smoking-Meat.com © 2004-2020 All rights reserved. Here is the method I use to wrap meat for the Texas Crutch: Use heavy-duty foil. Thanks. Chuck Roast The former is done in temperatures between 100 degrees Fahrenheit to 200 degrees Fahrenheit while the latter is done in temperature less than 100 degrees. Picnic I recommend smoking your beef ribs until the internal temperature reaches 203 degrees Fahrenheit. I should add that I always place a dual-probe thermometer in my meat before wrapping it. They fit perfectly. Baby Back ribs will only take about 5-6 hours. It is a Bestseller in Barbecueing & Grilling books on Amazon. I think it should be important to mention that a highly developed palate may or may not be able to taste the "layers" of spritzing/spraying while food is on the smoker, the chances of a person who is eating because they're hungry actually being able to peg the fact that you spray or don't spray are absolutely zero. Just marinade and cook for 3 hours. Then grill them quickly to bring them back up to temperature, brushing on your preferred sauce during the last few minutes. Every so often, generally around every 20 to 30 minutes, you will want to use the spray bottle on the ribs so that they retain some degree of moisture. If you enjoy the newsletter and would like to do something helpful, then.. I use a small stainless steel tray w/lid from Smart Final. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. The ribs were done to perfection after 6 1/2 hours on the grill and my guests did not make a sound the entire dinner. Don't worry, they won't taste like mustard when they are done cooking. 1.5 hours of smoking is all you need If your ribs are over smoked like you describe you need more venting for circulation and/or you need to make your smoker tray more air tight so the hickory never flames up, just smolders. Falling off the bone is something I want for my ribs. Prime Rib Every so often, generally around every 20 to 30 minutes, you will want to use the spray bottle on the ribs so that they retain some degree of moisture. Tilapia, All Seafood Be careful using soda as a spritz, if your smoker temp is too hot you’ll have a burnt sugar taste. Thanks! To me it adds so much to the meat and it just isn't the same without it. No 321 or 221 or foil or water resevoir. My ex bought me a smoker for Christmas (guess she wants me out in sub zero in upstate NY) I have followed a couple of different recipes for ribs – all turned out dry. Short Ribs All Turkey Ingredients. Steelhead Trout Ribs are tasty on their own and the smoke does a lot to add some goodness but I am a firm believer in using a good rub on the outside of the ribs. Pin FB. If that's your thing then just start brushing on the sauce about 30-45 minutes before the ribs are finished cooking. What are your recommendations for the first thing that I should smoke on this electric grill smoker? Place the slabs on the racks, bone side down. Why or why not? Smoke is attracted to moisture. The important part is monitoring the ambient cooking temperature of the grill while the ribs are smoking and so you don’t have to open the smoker that often. If your smoker uses a water pan, fill it up. It's a personal preference, but for the juice you should stick to 100% juice and it shouldn’t be cold when you spray it. If you're trying to keep your meat moist while grilling, spraying water on it probably won't do anything but put out your fire, says grilling expert Rocky Stubblefield, of Stubbs Bar-B-Q in Austin, Texas. Thank you in advance for using our special link: http://www.smoking-meat.com/amazon. The meat between the rib bones do not give a lot of leeway for using a thermometer but not to worry.. ribs are best cooked/smoked until they are tender. I prefer ribs that are minimally processed.. i.e. I've been doing less and less spritzing, because I honestly don't think it has any kind of effect at all, including softening the bark. It’s OK if you are a novice at smoking ribs and have never really tried. Cook Your Ribs. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. As mentioned , wrapping benefits the clock and that’s about it. Meatloaf For Baby backs, you are looking at 5-6 hours depending on how meaty they are. Scallops Always cook the ribs low and slow at about 225-240 degrees F using your favorite hard wood such as pecan, cherry, hickory or mesquite. Use dry rub of choice and Slap on the ribs but only use a total of 3 burners to control heat. I was gonna share some with her but ……… too late. Each cooker is different so, when smoking ribs, experience rules! Tri-Tip Lamb Chops Nothing wrong with sauce but it should be a compliment to the meat not a replacement for lack of flavor. The top vent should always remain open and not used to control oxygen intake. How often should I open the lid to check the internal temperatures of the meat? The quantity/quality with the right kind of wood, wood that is “moisture managed” produces the best smoke possible. The herbs and spices will add flavor, but remember to apply the mop lightly so as not to wash off the rub. Someone gave me a used electric smoker (Traeger) I’ve never used one before but I understand it uses pellets, not charcoal or wood. However, you shouldn’t use just plain water, as this can be detrimental to your recipe. The next day, take them out a half-hour early and let them warm at room temperature. Roasts Follow the 1 2 3 method to the letter and you will never have to worry about rib smoking. More on that below. For best heat and smoke distribution when smoking ribs, do not let them touch or overlap. The book is full of recipes and contains tons of helpful information as well. Basting at this time cools the surface so the meat directly beneath does not overheat and overcook. Pour mop sauce over the ribs and cover top tightly with foil. Baby Back Ribs It is important to spritz the meat every half hour to 45 minutes to prevent it The ribs will be steamed with the mop sauce and will be falling off the bone great and have a 5 hour smoked flavor. I remember reading somewhere, but cant find it back, that some people spray the rib regularly during the cooking/smoking process. Back Ribs It depends on how often you spray the ribs. Brisket I typically use apple juice during the last hour to develop my bark. i have noticed that it seems like the cooking times using my electric smoker are usually less then recomended. Bite meaning not tug or fall off the bone. Tenderloin Smoking ribs is one of my favorite outdoor activities . Should you flip the meat when smoking? If I have some apple wood available, I will add a few sticks of apple to layer in some sweetness from the fruit wood. I think some folk have the idea that ribs are hard to smoke and get right but after reading this and following a few tips which I am going to show you I think you will find out that it is actually not that difficult. If you cook low and slow, around 225 F, that meat will not dry out. If I spray every 30 minutes of a rib cook and don't sauce them, then my mouth will pick … Whatever you spray on the meat isn't going to soak into the meat, so it's not going to moisten it. This process is great and foolproof way to produce moist, tender barbecued baby back ribs. I would if you do not know how long they been in there. Tweet. Can I smoke them a day or 2 ahead of time and put them in the refrigerator. Leg of Lamb Find out what he suggests. Some melted lard also works good on chicken. But … I always cook with a water pan in a pellet grill or offset. As for removing old pellets. The important part is monitoring the ambient cooking temperature of the grill while the ribs are smoking and so you don’t have to open the smoker that often. My family does not like fall off bone. What I tend to use is apple cider vinegar but water will work as well, or a 50/50 mix. The only time I spray is if I'm using my pellet smoker and then I only spray a butt 2 or 3 times because a pellet grill needs all the help it can get to make smokey meat. I smoke the ribs for 1.5-2.0 hours at 220 using custom dry rub. The simplest way to do this is with a spray bottle. If you baste and flip immediately, you are pouring off the flavorings and you can retard the formation of the crust. Spray the upper side of your ribs using the apple juice mixture. what temps do you cook at? I had enough space in the smokehouse to add in a chicken that I had brined in salt, sugar, and rosemary. Just followed yours (not your rub sorry) and I have to say WOW. We often get asked what the best spritz is when smoking in the offset or any other smoker. Tony McHale: I use the 3-2-1 method, and for the last hour I mop with BBQ sauce every 15 mins. It’s a mild, sweet flavor that goes great with ribs. If you're looking for something to do while the ribs are cooking, crack a cold one or two... _____ Mister Bob, Pitmaster - Smokestack Lightning, Bad Ass Barbecue. I’ve been using a water pan for many years in my Weber kettle when smoking things like brisket, pork shoulder, and ribs. Tenderloins If you’re unfamiliar with wrapping ribs a.k.a. The flat end of the brisket should be closer to the smoke stack. cooking times are just an estamate and not set in stone. Place the fattier point of the brisket closer to the fire. I cook ribs indirect above a deflector. they were only in for 2 hours  at 225 degrees and they were black and crispy what went wrong? I have a smoker but You can make perfect ribs on a standard gas grill using my simple program. Shrimp Nothing beats a backyard barbecuing session with smoked ribs amongst friends and family. The 150F suggestion was to push through the stall period, this is when the meat is releasing moisture and fat and cooling itself off ( think of a human sweating), by wrapping you’re putting a lid on the pot and holding all that warm temp in close (sweating with a sweatshirt on). I don;t have window in smoker how often should I check wood chips? Corned Beef It’s easy to make, and it will change the way your ribs look and taste. Keep the smoke flowing for at least 3 hours then if you have a charcoal, gas or electric smoker, you can finish them the rest of the way with just heat if you like. Not only does this even up the thickness of the ribs so they will cook better but the meat that you cut off can be cooked/smoked right along with everything else and is a really nice treat for the chef in about 2 hours or so. Repeat this at least a couple of times before bringing them in the house for that nice saucy finish. From a basic $20 charcoal grill to a $2,000 smoker, flipping becomes a matter of … Who's right? If anyone would like photos of the trays etc I can send those thru FB. The only time I spray is if I'm using my pellet smoker and then I only spray a butt 2 or 3 times because a pellet grill needs all the help it can get to make smokey meat. While smoking ribs at home can be a little intimidating at first, once you get a handle on these 10 simple tips, you’ll be turning out perfect racks each and every time! Also the traeger has huge margin for error. I don't spray ribs at all. Smoking ribs is a slow process and should never be rushed. I do not serve sauce on my ribs and I rarely if ever baste the ribs with sauce while they are smoking. Hi jeff  im useing a natural gas bbq this the first time im doing smoked ribs do i keep adding water to the chips Thank you Bob. Soak whatever wood you use for at least 4-5 hours or overnight. Loin Many people are under the impression that you should never open a smoker or grill while meat is cooking. Keep the smoke flowing for at least 3 hours then if you have a charcoal, gas or electric smoker, you can finish them the rest of the way with just heat if you like. If, however, you are just trying to get the handle of using a smoker, it would be good to practice with smaller cuts of meat to be sure you have things figured out as far as operation and practices. Important points to consider while smoking ribs: It is important to bear in mind that the quality of smoking depends, to a greater extend with the smokers expertise. Actually, I have heard a lot of people use this tactic. When done place ribs in a stainless steel catering style tray (another Smart Final purchase) pour mop sauce over the ribs(try 1cup water,1/2 cup OJ, tablespoon Wort Sauce and tablespoon chili powder) then cover tray tightly with foil and place in oven for 1 hour at 350 degrees. The dome top keeps the heat trapped while the box type vents it … Let's review: Well.. what are you waiting for.. click on the big orange button below to order the recipes now. As a beginner, it can be challenging to produce the best quality smoked ribs. I really, really appreciate the support from my newsletter friends and be sure to let me know if you have any questions about this. So, I will try wherever possible here to be sure and let you know where adjustments can and should be made to ensure that the ribs you end up with are ribs you like. A few simple practices can help keep smoked … You will not believe how good they taste. You'll soften the bark, and, more importantly, prolong the stall. A place to discuss techniques, tips, recipes, and pictures of smoking meats, vegetables, fruits, or anything else consumable. They have a lot of juices, are Cooke throughout, and you have to bite them off the bone. Quarter I spritz every 30 minutes and leave on my green mountain grill using pecan pellets. It has some pellets already in it but I don’t know which kind. I wouldn't spritz it at all. Spritzing only effects the bark, it won’t penetrate to keep your meat moist. Place the meat on the racks and spray with the oil and vinegar mixture. Tenderloin Jeff, I want to purchase your recipes but also want your book Smoking Meat. I set the temp to 235 degrees and in 20 minutes it’s ready to roll. Smoking your pork shoulder should take around 7-9 hours depending on the cooking temperature you’re using. The next time you decide to order something at Amazon.com, use THIS LINK to get there and we'll get a small commission off of what you purchase. Thighs Leg/Drumstick However, after 1st hour of smoking every 15 to 30 minutes I am spraying liquid for moisture plus turning meat over, and alternating between higher rack. If you use the grill or the oven to smoke your ribs, preheat to 200-225°F. Jim, This my first time doing ribs do u need to keep water in smoker  any help would be great, awesome thank you i am the new hit of the block with your 1 2 3 recipe. Find out what he suggests. I vacuum the inside floor and burn pot before every use with my shop vac. For spare ribs this normally takes about 6-7 hours. But my guests have mentioned the ribs are not tender enough (only after pressing them for an opinion). This way I don’t have to unwrap the meat or poke through the foil to track the internal temp. Legs, All Lamb I've heard some people recommend putting the sauce on before the ribs are put in the smoker. This is sometimes hard to find so you may have to go with what you can get if your choices are limited. How often does everybody usually spray there ribs I'm doing spares no foil Thanks in Advance! It's just going to evaporate on the surface, leaving whatever flavoring is in your spritzer on the outside. In reality if the ribs require sauce to taste good then the cook needs more practice smoking ribs. I now do a good dose of smoke for the first 30 minutes and then another 30 at the end of the cook. I can’t believe it’s nearly September, and here I am posting a smoker recipe. If you are using an electric or a gas smoker, I recommend just watching for the smoke to stop coming out and once it slows to almost a stop, you can add more chips. That’s it. A vital tip to remember – cook your ribs until the thickest part of the rack is at least 160 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit.It should take about 5 to 6 hours for your ribs to smoke. Depending on the size of the meat and the location of the heat source, you may want to flip and rotate the meat periodically to ensure even cooking . By Sean Kelley. My grill can get pretty hot even with just 2 burners going. What I tend to use is apple cider vinegar but water will work as well, or a 50/50 mix. Pork Steak While it would ensure you have a good smoked flavor, and even a good charcoal taste, they are almost too small to get the full benefit of smoking. Contents (Jump to Topic) 1 Why Use a Water Pan? This post sponsored by Ohio Pork, but as always, all opinions are my own. This is because most of the heat that is used to cook your meat thoroughly is actually stored in the outer layers of the meat and slowly transferred to the inner sections of meat. 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