Smoked Baby Back Ribs
Picked up a 3 rack pack of Swift Baby Back Ribs at Costco a few days ago and we enjoyed one of those racks yesterday. Used to smoke 3 racks of ribs at a time and then vacuum seal and freeze most of the leftover ribs for future meals but I've since changed my mode of operation now that we are sheltering in place due to the virus that's going around. Besides, since there's only the two of us at home, I don't need to be cooking for 8 people. I'm now doing the opposite - I vacuum seal individual racks for future use. Food freshly cooked always tastes better than leftovers anyway.
In order to save on vacuum sealer bags I have started to cut the racks in half. As this cook has proven, it doesn't make any difference in the smoking/cooking process of the ribs if I cook two half of a rack or a full rack.
Served the Smoked Baby Back Ribs with a side of Pinto Beans cooked in my Instant Pot and freshly made Cole Slaw. There are a zillion ways of smoking/cooking ribs and most recipes produce great results ... I say that if it works for you then go for it and enjoy! Right now, I'm smoking my ribs for an hour at 180ºF and then finishing the ribs at 250ºF for another 4+ hours until the internal temperature of the ribs reach 190ºF. Check out the beautiful smoke rink on those ribs!! Maybe I'll smoke/cook my next rack of ribs at 225ºF, 235ºF, 250ºF or the 3-2-1 method, etc. It's all good ...
Preheat your wood pellet smoker grill to 180ºF using CookinPellets.com Premium Perfect Mix wood pellets. Smoke the rack of ribs at 180ºF for an hour before bumping the pit temperature to 250ºF. Finish smoking/cooking the rack of ribs for another 4+ hours until the internal temperature of the ribs reach 190ºF.