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rib confusion

Egg_ehEgg_eh Posts: 19
edited 3:09AM in EggHead Forum
Hi all.[p]Just been egging for 4 weeks and still learning !! Awesome is the lesson so far.[p]I did three bb racks last week, seasoned to taste for a couple of hours, then on the egg indirect at 225 dome for 3 hours, then 1.5 hours in foil indirect, then about .5 hours as I sauced and turned, but still indirect. To get the bbq sauce to carmelize.[p]They turned out great, and got raves all around the table. [p]The question;
When in foil do you add anything or is this a personal preference?[p]Thanks in advance for your input.[p]Egg eh


  • tach18ktach18k Posts: 1,607
    Egg eh, Well for me I bypass the foil method. I cook straight till the end. Maybe 4 hours or more. Babybacks I do something different, but basicly the same. To each there own.

  • Mark BackerMark Backer Posts: 1,018
    Egg eh,[p]I don't add anything until the last half hour.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    Egg eh,
    with ribs, every step you take is a personal preference. i like to just season them and coat with mustard,cook immediatly direct raised grill, standing, not flat. try as many diferrent ways as you can and then decide which you like. i prefer large meaty spares over babybacks

  • a sticka stick Posts: 69
    Egg eh,[p]Welcome to the nest. I've had my ribs overcook on me in foil. If I glaze, then its in the last hour and again with about 30 minutes to go. During the cook I like to spray them every hour with a 50/50 mix of vinegar and a sweetener like apple juice, Coke, or root beer.[p]To each his, the experiment is usually as much fun as the end result.
  • fishlessman,
    I have had great success with baby backs but last week, I cooked a set of the big ones, indirect for 5 hours, then wrapped them for an hour. They had great flavor but except for the ones on the edge of each rack, they were underdone. How long do you cook these big guys?[p]Paul

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,002
    Essex County,
    i start sampling at about 5, but sometimes go up to about 7.5 hours at 225

  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    Egg eh,[p]I like mixing 3/4 cup apple juice and 1/4 cup Gates Orginal bbq sauce. Shake it up real well and pour over all the ribs then foil.[p]CWM
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