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    RIBS!

    How do yall cook your ribs?

    Where were the best ribs youve ever had?

    Personally, I am a huge fan of any type of smoked meat. I prefer my ribs boiled, Rubbed with a dry rub, and cooked in a cold smoker.

    It irks me when people from back home will eat a slab of ribs with just some BBQ sauce slathered on and proclaim them "amazing."

    I have had tennessee style barbeque, but never texas style. Trey Baysinger claims ive gotta have some because it is way better. Being from DFW, im sure hes a tad biased.


    Has anyone here ever boiled ribs in pepsi? I have heard about this, but have yet to try it. it sounds ok.



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    Re: RIBS!

    Bump--This thread sounds very fun and appetizing!


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    Re: RIBS!

    I have never gotten ribs down to perfection. Some people have the gift, others do not.

    Jimmy Jack's rib shack is pretty good here in Iowa City, and I do enjoy Ribfest in Davenport every summer.



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    Re: RIBS!

    Quote Originally Posted by illinoiscyclone View Post
    How do yall cook your ribs?

    Where were the best ribs youve ever had?

    Personally, I am a huge fan of any type of smoked meat. I prefer my ribs boiled, Rubbed with a dry rub, and cooked in a cold smoker.

    It irks me when people from back home will eat a slab of ribs with just some BBQ sauce slathered on and proclaim them "amazing."

    I have had tennessee style barbeque, but never texas style. Trey Baysinger claims ive gotta have some because it is way better. Being from DFW, im sure hes a tad biased.


    Has anyone here ever boiled ribs in pepsi? I have heard about this, but have yet to try it. it sounds ok.
    Texas barbecue is good, but waaaaaaay overrated. On the way to Waco this fall we ate at what many people told us was the best bbq joint in Ft. Worth, and while it was good, I could think of at least 3 places in Central Iowa that are better...


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    Re: RIBS!

    Doesn't every state or region claim to be the best?



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    Re: RIBS!

    I've tried a few different ways, but I can't seem to get it down. I've lost patience with it. I think a lot depends on the cuts that you get. They also take up so much room in the smoker that the ratio of meat:space isn't worth it when you have 20+ people to feed at a BBQ.



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    Re: RIBS!

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneYoda View Post
    Doesn't every state or region claim to be the best?
    I've never been to the Southeast, but I would assume barbecue is better there than here. Of course, I assumed the barbecue in Texas would be better, and it wasn't...


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    Re: RIBS!

    In my opinion, the only way to cook ribs is smoked low and slow at 240 degF. In case anyone is interested, here is a link to one of the best rib FAQ's I have found (a better description than I have seen in any book).

    Barbecuebible.com :: View topic - Barbecued Rib FAQ



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    Re: RIBS!

    I don't have any great advice ot cook them. But if your eatin gout I'd suggest TX Roadhouse. They are great every time.



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    Re: RIBS!

    Two ways for me (depending if it winter or summer).

    Winter - put dry rub on, wrap in foil and bake in oven at 180 degrees over night. Let ribs cool down and then I grill. I do apply a wet bbq sauce which I buy from Al & Irenes BBQ. For those in CR, they know what I am talking about - best sauce I have ever had.

    Summer - again dry rub, then smoke with apple wood chips. Then grill to get an crust formed on the outside then again use the Al and Irenes sauce.



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    Re: RIBS!

    The best ribs I have ever had were from Jack Stack in KC. I have never had ribs that tender and juicy. Dang, it's 8 am and I am hungry for ribs.



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    Re: RIBS!

    I have done ribs two different ways and liked them both ways. If you are looking for fall off the bone tender ribs put them in a crock pot with coke or pepsi and your favorite BBQ sauce (famous daves mmmm). You will have to be careful taking them out because they will fall apart if you look at them the wrong way. But my favorite way to do it is on a charcoal grill using indirect heat with almost all of the vents closed to make it cook slower. I put a tray of apple cider underneath the ribs and I've found that it keeps it moist and gives it just a hint of sweetness. For the meat I have a homemade recipe for rub and I boil the ribs for about 1/2 an hour before I grill. I apply the rub right before I start grilling them. This will give you ribs that still stick to the bone but are very tender if you grill them slow enough.



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    Re: RIBS!

    You have to cook them on a smoker low and slow to get the best taste and tenderness. About a four hour cooking process (Sorry I am going to brag a little) My friends and I have been doing BBQ competitions in the KC area for the last three years now and our ribs are always our best turn in. Last year our ribs got 16th at the royal out of 500 teams. I cooked ribs for the Kent St. game last year Pollard tried them and said they are the best ribs he had ever had. Here is a pic of some of our ribs.


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    Re: RIBS!

    225 degrees for 4 hours or so on an electric moist smoker using a dry rub.

    Baste them w/your favorite sauce, and place them on the griill (set on high) for 10 minutes or so - long enough to carmelize the sauce. Head Country is my favorite.

    Some people put the sauce for the entire time in the smoker, but burning BBQ sauce makes it bitter.

    Sometimes I get lazy, though and don't finish them on the grill.

    Cookshack makes a great electric smoker.


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    Re: RIBS!

    Dang I am so hungry now.



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