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Post Fri Jul 23, 2004 9:05 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
well done
well done

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Location: Texas
mechainc welcome to the board!
Stick around and enjoy :D

Post Sat Jul 24, 2004 12:25 am
mechainc rare

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Thanks, I know I'll enjoy it here as any griller would...

Post Sat Jul 24, 2004 3:31 pm
willisamrhein medium

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Location: Louisville, KY
My method sounds very similar if not identical to some of the other methods listed here already. I rub mine with a dry rub the night before and let sit in the fridge in plastic wrap and foil at least 12 hours. Then I smoke them for 6 hour on the horizontal barrell smoker. I have wrapped them in foil as soon as 2-3 hours and as late as 4 hours into the process.

I'm glad I read this thread today as I never realized that the sign to wrap them in foil is that they START to shrink back from the bone. I always judged mine for the wrapping by the exterior condition. My first few attempts turned out charred skins (outside), but increadibly tender and fall off the bones insides....NO BOILING. So I started wrapping them in foil trying to reduce the amount of charring. I have sttled on about 3 hours for the perfect balance. I too spritz with apple juice/cider every hour as well as a good soaking prior to the wrap in foil. I like the idea of adding the bbq sauce with the apple juice/cider prior to foil wrap. As a matter of fact, I'm smoking 2 slabs of backs right now. I'll give the sauce trick a try today. I'm also trying Apple wood chips today instead of hickory...just for something new.

My rib of preference: the backs. Spares are too fatty for my taste...I like meat. :lol:


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