Let me say one thing — Yes, you can cook with beer in the Instant Pot ! Use it in place of vinegar or apple juice for some of the best Instant Pot ribs ever! You can use any beer in the pressure cooker , but we had some Blue Moon left over from a party, so I used that.
Cook ribs at 275 degrees for approximately two hours , flipping the ribs after one hour.
If you’d like to cook a larger amount, you can fit 2 to 3 racks into your Instant Pot . Simply stand the ribs all the way around the outside in one big circle first, then place additional rack(s) in a second circle on the inside. You can cut the slabs into smaller pieces if it helps them to fit more easily.
A vital tip to remember – cook your ribs until the thickest part of the rack is at least 160 to 170 degrees Fahrenheit. It should take about 5 to 6 hours for your ribs to smoke. Make sure that you apply your mop every 45 minutes or so.
Essentially you’ll be making “wort,” the raw ingredients of unfermented beer . Begin by adding 1 gallon (3.8 liter) of water to either a stovetop stockpot or your Instant Pot’s inner pot . Stir in 1 pound of dry malt extract (DME) while you bring the water to a boil. Boil this mixture for 5 minutes.
The soda tenderizes the meat while adding flavor. Adding the soda helps make a tasty meat that falls apart and stays moist. The soda also serves as the liquid you need for your Instant Pot to come to pressure. Don’t worry about needing to add any extra water.
Ribs benefit greatly from a low-and-slow cooking method. For cook times longer than two hours, most meat will benefit from being wrapped in foil . For example, baby back ribs will take roughly four hours to cook while spare ribs will take closer to five but both should be wrapped after two and a half hours.
According to USDA, ribs are “done” when they are 145°F internal temp, but they may still be tough. If you take them up to 190 to 203 °F, the collagens and fats melt at this temp and make the meat more tender and juicy. Then they’re ready!
The Instant Pot shaves hours off the cooking time and you can cook two full racks of baby back ribs in a 6 QT Instant Pot . Start to finish, you can have these tasty ribs on the table in about 1 1/ 2 hours. That time includes prep, the pot coming to pressure, cook time and Natural Pressure Release.
The pressure will in fact make your meat super tender , almost as if you slow cooked it for the better part of a day.
Add chicken stock and apple cider vinegar to a 6-qt Instant Pot ®. Place metal trivet into the pot. Place ribs upright on top of the trivet, wrapping in a circle. Select manual setting; adjust pressure to high, and set time for 20-25 minutes.
They can cook for a very long time and get very tender. However, you can cook them too long and they will dry out and get tough. As with any cooking, it is best to follow a recipe, at least at first. I cook my ribs with low heat for about 3 hours.
It’s there to help the seasoning adhere to the ribs . Trust me, you won’t taste it a bit when the ribs are done. So why are they called 2 – 2 – 1 ribs ? Because you smoke them uncovered for 2 hours, then smoke them wrapped in foil for another 2 hours, and finally finish them off uncovered for another hour.
Essentially, 3 2 1 ribs go like this: 3 hours of smoking the ribs directly on the pellet grill. 2 hours wrapped in foil, still cooking on the grill. 1 hour of cooking, unwrapped and slathered in barbecue sauce.