Ribs keep coming out dry

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cs_rlewis
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Ribs keep coming out dry

Post by cs_rlewis » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:26 am

Gday pitmaster,
Last couple of attempts at pork ribs have come out a little dry.
I suspect I am overcooking them.
Following the 3 2 1 method on my weber kettle, cooking at roughly 250f. So cooking them for 3 hours, then wrapping them for 2 hours, and resting for 1 hour.
Haven't used a thermometer to check the internal temp of the ribs simply coz they are quite thin.
I dry brined them in salt the night before as well.
Any suggestions?


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Michael_Dunn
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Re: Ribs keep coming out dry

Post by Michael_Dunn » Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:12 am

How do you determine the 250f temp?

if using the kettle's gauge, it is likely to be incorrect,
so your problem could be too high a temp.

cs_rlewis
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Re: Ribs keep coming out dry

Post by cs_rlewis » Sun Sep 22, 2019 5:57 pm

Michael_Dunn wrote:How do you determine the 250f temp?

if using the kettle's gauge, it is likely to be incorrect,
so your problem could be too high a temp.
I'm using a separate thermometer.
Sometimes I think it's a little off.
For example, it took 1.5hrs to get to 225f. I put the meat on and five minutes later it's reading at 325f.



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Re: Ribs keep coming out dry

Post by Michael_Dunn » Mon Sep 23, 2019 11:20 am

Did you use the snake method to maintain the temp?

if not,it doesn't take much for the fire to expand and get
a spike in the temp, and from there it's not easy to reduce.

(details of the snake at the top of this forum sub-section,
and there's plenty of youtube videos - this seems a simple one
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XiGRbyg_zeI)


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