This is my first post to the forum. I'm so glad I found this forum since, within an hour, I found many useful tips and learned about the 2-2-1 method of preparing baby backs. I wouldn't have discovered the forum if I hadn't borrowed Steve's Sauces, Rubs, & Marinades from our library. Great book!
I decided to try grilling baby backs on my gas grill. I used Steve's basic BBQ rub from the book and applied a modified 2-2-1 method. Since this was my first try I only bought 2 racks of ribs---about 4 1/2 pounds. I thought I'd better cut back the cooking time so I went with 1 1/2-1-1/2 instead of 2-2-1.
I couldn't believe how they came out! They were great!
I also wanted to thank Bob-BQN for information he provided via email.
I did run into a small problem with my weber Genesis 1000 grill, in that, with 2 of the 3 burners on low for indirect, the temperature averaged a bit higher than I wanted. It was in the neighborhood of 300, while I wanted it closer to 225. This is one of the reasons I had to cut back on the time for grilling the ribs. Would it have been okay to turn off the back burner and leave only the front burner going to bring down the temperature? Or would I have had uneven cooking? Has anyone tried this with this grill?
Also, has anyone used an external heat source to start wood chips smoking--without having to heat them in the gas grill first? It took about 15 minutes at 500 degrees to get the wood to smoke, then I had to wait to let the grill cool down before putting the ribs on. I know this grill isn't made for smoking but I'd like to find a way to get around this if I could.
Thanks for your help!