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Another Pit Master Question

Willie Lump LumpWillie Lump Lump Posts: 229
edited 12:46AM in EggHead Forum
Reality TV being what it is, is it a reality that the squeeze bottle of Parkay is so generously used all over ribs?
I have seen more then one competitor using it and was wondering if anyone here has any comment.
I confess to being a “backyarder” but if this can improve my rib cooks it would be good to know the how’s and whys.


  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Seems like that was a popular thing a couple years ago, but I think its waning now. -RP
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    I use melted butter and honey at the 4 hours mark, but I do not foil. Just pour that combo all over the ribs and let it caramelize a little before I add sauce.
  • Parkay or other squeezable butter is used by a large percent of competiton teams on ribs. Same with honey and brown sugar. Basically you are adding moisture to the ribs and you are also adding a sweet taste. Sweet is what most BBQ contest are about.

    Do you have to use it...No. Does it make the ribs that much better...Depends on how good of a rib cook you are. Seen people use butter outside the foil. Seen people skip that all together.
  • Would this be in addition to using a mop? Or in place of?
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