Originally Posted by Andy M.
Contrary to popular opinion, ribs should not be "falling off the bone". Look for the meat to shrink back from the ends of the ribs and feel a little loose in the meat.
This has been my opinion as well. I usually use my outdoor smoker and they never get this tender. I can always pick them up with tongs.
I do like a little bite to my ribs. This along with the true smoke flavor makes for an excellent rack of ribs.
But yesterday proved, preconceived notions are not always correct.
They came out much better than expected.
I think my wife liked them better than the ones I cook outside.
So in the winter, we have fall off the bones savory ribs in sweet BBQ sauce.
When the weather permits, we will have smoked ribs that do not fall off the bone and enjoy them that way as well.
Thanks Again Everyone.