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Old 10-24-2005, 01:52 PM   #1
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Most that use foil use a variation of the 3-2-1 method..3 hours on the smoker, 2 hours in foil, and 1 hour to firm them back up. Most of the posts I've read think 2 hours in foil is too long, myself included. I like about an hour after closer to 4 hours. This is for spare ribs ~ Loin backs will require a shorter cooking time. Others should chime in on their way..
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Old 10-24-2005, 01:56 PM   #2
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I find that I like loin backs foiled for less... no more than 45 minutes for me.
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Old 10-24-2005, 02:00 PM   #3
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I agree Scotty, if I use foil at all, one hour tops, for loin backs. Spare ribs may be able to handle a bit more time, but anything mor than 1 1/2 hours and I start to worry about having a pile of bones with mushy meat.

Truth be told, I haven't used foil on the last three rib cooks I have done and I really feel they have been some of the best I've cooked.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:26 PM   #4
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I've tried 2 hours in foil with spares and they were way to done for me. I've tried 45 minutes and it was a little closer to the doneness that I like.
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Old 10-24-2005, 04:52 PM   #5
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The time in foil all depends on the size rib's you buy. When I get loin backs I buy 3 and up. You can easily leave in foil for 2 or more hours.

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Old 10-25-2005, 01:30 PM   #6
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Yeppers you got it right that time big boy! But foilin for an hour or so will make them tender, just don't over do it.
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