Spareribs by Temperature? Worked Great!

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I was reading the site for my Thermapen. It had a suggestion to cook your ribs to an internal temperature of 185 F without foiling them. Then, you let them cool to 155 F and serve.

I love trying new things so here we go.

I took some spareribs and removed the silverskin by gripping it with a paper towel and pulled it off. Then I rubbed them down with a Kansas City style rub.

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I put the ribs in a 230 F smoker over apple smoke (you could do it in a 230 F oven but there will be no smoke flavour). When they got to an internal temperature of 175 F, I gave them a brush of Cabela’s Kansas City Barbecue Sauce. I took them to an internal temperature of 185 F and took them out and let them cool to 155 F.

A later addition! I now take the ribs to 185 F and then brush them with the sauce. I put them back in the smoker for 30 minutes and then serve. It is just less finicky and works as well.


The Verdict

She Who Must Be Obeyed likes it when the meat is pull off not fall off the bone. ┬áThis turned out just like that. They were tender but still had chew. This method is a keeper but it is a little finicky to measure the internal temperature of the ribs. My probe thermometer isn’t that accurate on this thin a piece of meat so I used it to get close and then rechecked temperatures with my Thermapen.

I think the good texture is worth the extra work.

The Old Fat Guy

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