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parboiling babyback ribs

joegrillerjoegriller Posts: 8
edited September 2011 in Forum List
Hi , can anyone tell me if you tried parboiling babyback ribs and finish on the Egg. A friend of mine only cook his ribs this way, haven't had them yet .  
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  • the egg doesn't dry them out. It is not needed. wrap them in foil after two hours at 210 degrees.
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
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  • I used to cook my ribs that way then on a gasser. Do it car wash mikes way. Or 3-1-1. You won't be sorry. Boiling is faster. And some people may like them better. But there is no taste compared to only on the egg
    XL   Walled Lake, MI

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  • Boiling???  Might as well just finish them in the oven and use a little liquid smoke... ;)  Babyback ribs out of the egg are absolutely awesome, and easy.  The 3-1-1 method is almost fool-proof.  Challenge your friend to a cook-off.  Do your the right way, Car wash Mike or 3-1-1 and have him do his "boiled" ribs.  Have some folks over for a taste off.  There will be no comparison.
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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    edited November 2011

    Parboiling removes much of the flavor and should be avoided at all costs ....

    It's old school ... grandma use to cook that way and all meat had to have the shite cooked out of so you didn't get sick!  Anyone remember this too?

    .... anyhow, after parboiling, you can make soup out of the stock ...

    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,871
    I haven't had them this way either, but I have heard of the method.  I agree this was one trick to turn out decent ribs on a regular grill and it doesn't seem like it would be necessary on the egg.  I could be wrong...they might turn out great, but I would think it would just reduce the amount of time they have to soak up smoke.  Like Squeezy said it would also leech out some of the flavor of the meat.  


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • psalzerpsalzer Posts: 106
    I tried that once...never again they were terrible!
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,038
    psalzer - I have never tried.  What was your process?
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    That's fauxBQ. Boiled meet loses a lot of the flavor in the process. I would rather do turbo ribs at 350 than boil, if I was short on time. IMHO.
    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
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  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,572
    Parboiling is often a necessity when doing ribs on common metal grills. Likewise, pits that do lots of business, hundreds of slabs a day, may have to just to keep up with orders. However, with an Egg, it is completely unnecessary, and as already stated, will leech the flavor out.

    I will admit to pressure-cooking slabs for 10 minutes prior to getting my 1st Egg. Doing that at least left me with a cup or so of concentrated stock that worked well as part of my mop sauce.
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  • Thanks for the feed back. I will let you guys know how they taste , he's cooking them tonight
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  • Hey  guys, i had his ribs last night, and they were GREAT . He  parboiled the ribs in apple cider and then put them on the grill
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,783
    edited September 2011
    Yuck!  Never parboil any meat. It completely changes the flavor and it just disgusting. Sure, you can probably mask the meat after parboiling with a bunch of BBQ sauce and they'll taste OK - but that's just wrong.  There's really no good reason to ever parboil any meat on any grill.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • KailasKailas Posts: 146
    Parboiling makes your ribs a BBQ Sauce delivery system only.
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  • boston_stokerboston_stoker Posts: 794
    edited December 2011
     
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  • If you are going to parboil the ribs,  why not save yourself the trouble and go to out to eat.  That is the way they are prepared and most chain restaurants.  
    Eggin in SW "Keep it Weird" TX
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  • i can't believe this thread is on a bbq site - i just threw up in my mouth.
    Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of congress; but I repeat myself - Mark Twain
    aka Frank from Houma eggin in Corpus Christi
    Geaux Tigers - Who Dat
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  • You'll spend eternity in hell. Don't do it. 

    "Friends don't let friends boil ribs." 

    The Shwiezz
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
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  • ShwiezzeeShwiezzee Posts: 304
    edited September 2011
    You can do it. There was a competition last year on the other site of who could do the fastest ribs.  I think the fastest cooked them first in a pressure cooker and then finished them on the egg with BBQ sauce and lots of smoke. 

    Hey, if you're in a hurry and need a hot rib injection, ya do what ya gots da do! AM I RIGHT??


    SIR! Put down the pipe! LOL
    =)) =))
    I'm ashamed of what I did for a Klondike Bar.
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  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    Ha ha, he said hot rib injection. :P
    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
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  • You can do it. There was a competition last year on the other site of who could do the fastest ribs.  I think the fastest cooked them first in a pressure cooker and then finished them on the egg with BBQ sauce and lots of smoke. 

    Hey, if you're in a hurry and need a hot rib injection, ya do what ya gots da do! AM I RIGHT??

    I know your kidding, right?
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • Ha ha, he said hot rib injection. :P
    Hilarious!
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • SqueezySqueezy Posts: 1,101
    One of my favorite threads ... lots of laughs!  
    Never eat anything passed through a window unless you're a seagull ... BGE Lg.
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  • AD18AD18 Posts: 167
    Boiling = Sin

    Large BGE, Weber 22.5 kettle, Weber Genesis
    Cobourg, Ontario
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  • ribmasterribmaster Posts: 209
    One sight I read said "if you boil ribs terrorist win." Fact is food flavor left in the water would be in the meat if not boiled. boiled meat taste bad to me. and boiling just a little only limits the damage. you may can make boilied ribs taste good but they could be so much better.
    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
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  • demodemo Posts: 145
    What is 3-1-1 ?
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,783
    edited March 2012
    What is 3-1-1 ?
    3 hours no foil, 1 hour wrapped in foil, last hour back on grid.
    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • eggoeggo Posts: 438
    You can do it. There was a competition last year on the other site of who could do the fastest ribs.  I think the fastest cooked them first in a pressure cooker and then finished them on the egg with BBQ sauce and lots of smoke. 

    Hey, if you're in a hurry and need a hot rib injection, ya do what ya gots da do! AM I RIGHT??
    Depends if you want FAST ribs or delicious ribs.
    Eggo in N. MS
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 2,038
    Agreed. I just go with 250.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/  and http://playingwithfireandsmoke.blogspot.com/2006/02/recipes.html
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • psalzerpsalzer Posts: 106
    I par boiled once ..... once was enough...never again!
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  • mustgrillmustgrill Posts: 141
    WOW at the replies? I have never heard of par boiling ribs of any kind? I have never cooked ribs on a gas grill but even then I don't think I would boil them. In fact I am doing up spares tonight, they are on as we type? No boiling here never!
    Located in Western North Carolina
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