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Just wondering about how long I should let the ribs cook in my smoker. This will be my first try with the drum. Have done them on the grill, not sure if the times vary any or not. Also my son wants to try some jerky in the smoker, any tips or tricks on that would be much appreciated, thanks.
 

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That depends on the heat you are using, I go two hours at between 225 and 250 degrees. When the meat pulls back from the bone ends yu will know your are there. Then rest them covered with foil for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
 

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Thats a little quicker than the grill. They usually take about 4 with indirect heat on it, about the same temps.
 

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i do mine a modified 3-2-1. i don't like my ribs to soft so i ussually go 2-1-1. but i am still perfecting ribs to my taste. i can go 2-2-1 and everyone loves them but they are to fall off the bone for me. guess what i am saying just gotta find what you like.
 

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Thanks Tater. It's all just trial and error I guess. That's usually how I cook, flying by the seat of my pants. Sometimes that's when things turn out the best.
 

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Don't know if you know or not but there is a membrane on the back of ribs that should be removed. Yes it is a trial and error to see what you like. Also go easy on the rub it doesn't take a lot on ribs. I use very little on mine.
 

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I do mine for 6 hours at 225 or so, no foil, no sauce, just a little dry rub and apple wood. For me, that is the best combination.
 

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Don't know if you know or not but there is a membrane on the back of ribs that should be removed. Yes it is a trial and error to see what you like. Also go easy on the rub it doesn't take a lot on ribs. I use very little on mine.
Silverskin? Not sure if thats what it is called but I know what you mean.
 

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sounds like you got it under control.

it sounds like your useing a drum like mine, only start 10-12 coals and it doesn't take much air to keep it running especially as hot as its been.

if you got a drum like mine feel free to ask me any questions. i will be smokeing a pork butt saturday for a dinner party so i will be avalible most of the day till around 5
 

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Yep, got a drum just like you. I'm not gonna fire mine up until Mon. I might put it in the woodshed to keep it in the shade and make it easier to regulate the temp. My neighbors are looking forward to it. Just wondering how much charcoal to use in the basket. I guess I can put more than I think I need and just use the unburnt next time.
 

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It won't burn much coals and you can reuse them. Your gonna love the drum. Get a maverick et73 remote thermo well worth the money especially in winter.
 
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