Users' questions

Does the 3 2 1 method work for spare ribs?

Does the 3 2 1 method work for spare ribs?

The 3-2-1 rib method is a simple and foolproof way of cooking ribs to yield juicy, fall off the bone tenderness – every time. It’s ideal for spare ribs, and it’s the perfect starter recipe for first-timers or anyone looking for that melt in your mouth rib style.

Is 321 too long for baby back ribs?

Th 321 method is simply cooked too long, especially during the second step in foil for 2 hours. 2 hours in foil will turn your ribs into mush. I also believe cooking the ribs for an hour after the foil cook is too long and dries out your ribs. Our method will make the most amazing ribs.

Can you 321 beef ribs?

The 3-2-1 process is defined as 3 hours of cooking with indirect heat, 2 hours of cooking with indirect heat wherein the meat is wrapped in foil. Those 5 hours of cooking are followed by 1 hour of resting in a dry container or oven. Now lets get to the basics of beef ribs.

What liquid can I use for 321 ribs?

After the initial 3-hour smoke, foil the ribs with a liquid of your choosing (I used apple cider, 1/4 cup dark brown sugar, and 2-3 Tablespoons of butter) and cook at 225-250 degrees for 2 more hours. After the braising period I look for great retraction of the meat from the bones.

Why are my 321 ribs dry?

This is because spares have more meat and as well fat that needs to render out. This means more time spent on the smoker. If you opt to use a cut like baby back ribs and you use the 3-2-1 method, you’ll end up with dried out, overcooked ribs.

What is the 321 method for ribs?

The 3-2-1 Method refers to the technique used to cook ribs low and slow so that they develop flavour without drying out. First, the ribs are smoked at a low temperature for 3 hours. They’re then wrapped in foil and steamed for 2 hours. Finally, they’re brushed with a sauce or glaze and grilled for 1 more hour.

What should I spritz my ribs with?

A spritz is simply a spray bottle with liquid. In our case, it’s equal parts apple cider vinegar and water (you can also add equal parts apple cider vinegar and apple juice for a little more sweetness). Start spritzing after the first 90 minutes.