The two for one Kroger ribs that I bought a couple weeks ago are at their sell by date today. So into the smoker they go.
Good question. I have come close with ribs when I hang them all the way until done. But I most often use a 2-1-1 method - the racks get foiled after 2 hrs and sit on the griddle to finish for the last two hours. When I let them hang the whole time, I check every half hour after the first 3 1/2 hrs. Another way is to cut the racks in half to reduce the hanging weight.Have you ever had an issue with the meat becoming so tender it falls of the hook & onto the charcoal?