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Rib Help Please!

danv23danv23 Posts: 464
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum

Hi all,

We're having easter for family and friends on Sunday and I won't have time for the ribs to be done by noon.  I refuse to get up that early.  So, I was wondering if ya'll had any sugestiond for cooking them tomorrow.  I was thinking I'd finish them, double wrap in foil, let them get down to room temp, fridge them overnight, and then use the weber for what god intended - throw them on there in the foil out of the fridge to warm them up ~ 200 for a couple of hours.

Is that a stupid thought?  Not sure what other options I have.

Thanks for lookin' and suggestin'!


The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

Cumming, GA
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    cook and simply reheat the next day.  they heat up quickly.

    do NOT let them sit out warm cooling on the counter.  just wrap them and chill them quickly.
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • tnbarbqtnbarbq Posts: 248
    No reason to over complicate things.  I've smoked them one day and warmed them up in the oven the next. Came out just fine.
    Scooter 
    Mid TN. Hangin' in the 'Boro. MIM Judge
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  • GatoGato Posts: 766
    Never done them ahead, but I wonder if you could get them to the tenderness desired and do the final finish with sauce the next day??
    Geaux Tigers!!!
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  • I do mine in 4 hours @ 225. I dunno if 7 am is too early to get up and light the fire but if you want them fresh and hot, just set your egg up tonight, get your ribs all prepped and throw them on at 8 am. You can certainly reheat (but listen to Stike on the cooling down fast) but you could have them done by noon for sure....oh yeah, what kind of ribs???? It does make a difference in how long they cook.



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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,133
    Turbo Ribs are very good
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Turbo Ribs are very good
    I think so too. There is really no connective tissue in (pork) ribs that force you to cook slow. I like them grilled

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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 464

    My egg is as calibrated as the guru is that controlls it (anal about that) and 275 dome for 5 - 5.5 hours is as good as it gets. I like to sip a few fridays so i don't like to get up early at all, and being a little hung over complicates everything.

    So I got 2 comments, one to fridge asap and one to let cool down in the foil before the fridge. Just curious, what do ya'll think would be best?


    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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  • Cool ASAP. Even freezer for 20-30 min. Do not let anything hot sit out and cool on the counters. I'm gonna sick Stike on you to drop some knowledge but don't let things cool slowly.

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  • Sounds like you have it all dialed in with time and temp. Ribs reheat well so don't sweat that. You'll be fine however you want to cool and store them but common practice is to cool them ASAP.

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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,120
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • danv23danv23 Posts: 464

    So I cooked the ribs as described, let 'em rest for about 10-15 minutes and sliced them up (and of course had a sample - they were awesome).  I put them in the ceramic liner of a crock pot and poured about 3/4 cup of apple juice over them, HDAL over the top and into the fridge.  In the morning I fired up the weber to 200 degrees and set the crock in it indirect. Pulled them off about 1.5 hours later and had a sample.  They were the exact same product I tasted off the egg - PERFECT. 

    So for all of you out there that want some sleep can have you sleep and eat well too!!!!

    If ya'll have any questions just let me know!!!


    The Dude: Yeah, well, you know, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

    Walter Sobchak: [shouting] Has the whole world gone crazy? Am I the only one around here who gives a **** about the rules? Mark it zero!

    Cumming, GA
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