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  • CoryS
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    • Jun 2015
    • 24
    • Houston

    Holding Ribs in an oven instead of a cooler?

    I've used the wrap in foil and store in a cooler method before, but I don't like what it does to the bark. Is there any harm in just sticking them in an oven at 175 for 2-3 hours?
  • Donw
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    • Jul 2017
    • 2558

    #2
    We use the oven a lot for holding meat. We still wrap either in foil or pink butcher paper. The butcher paper seems to keep the bark firmer. Have also used a Turkey roaster to accomplish the same thing.

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      #3
      I’ve held them in oven wrapped in foil. You do lose some in the bark. If you can hit them on a hot grate for a few minutes after they come out it will help a bit.

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        #4
        I hope it’s okay. My brisket was done at 10 am and has been holding all day!

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        • snowswamp
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          I triple wrapped the brisket and held it for 6 hours in a 145 F oven. Turned out great. I hope your ribs did as well.
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        #5
        I do my holding in my smoker, just drop the temp to 150-180, no more oven or cooler for me!

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        • Mr. Bones
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          Reckon that's much easier to accomplish during th cooler months; this time of year, checkin my Horizon's Tel Tru, everyday when I git home from work, it's usually at 150°+, without a fire goin on
          Wintertime, I can pull her down low, an even smoke cheese...

        • snowswamp
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          I was trying to do that. It wasn’t working out since my smoker is gas and at those lower setting it easily blows out.😑 Oven for me.
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        #6
        Originally posted by CoryS View Post
        I've used the wrap in foil and store in a cooler method before, but I don't like what it does to the bark. Is there any harm in just sticking them in an oven at 175 for 2-3 hours?
        No harm at all ... do it all the time.

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        • mountainsmoker
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          • Jun 2019
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          #7
          I prefer the oven with a sheet tray and a metal rack over it so air flows all around the ribs. I get it as low as I can. Mine can go down to 160. I try not to hold them more than 2 hours if I don't sauce them.

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