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ZBucket
05-10-2010, 08:53 PM
Do top teams foil their ribs in competetion or not?

MilitantSquatter
05-10-2010, 08:54 PM
yes... many do.

some do not.

Bbq Bubba
05-10-2010, 08:57 PM
Most do.

A lot don't.

Vince RnQ
05-10-2010, 08:58 PM
We have...


...and we haven't.


Won both ways.

big brother smoke
05-10-2010, 08:59 PM
Some did not.

Some will.

Haltech
05-10-2010, 09:33 PM
FE's dont need foil!

Just saying...

PimpSmoke
05-10-2010, 09:36 PM
Sometimes I do. Sometimes I don't.


Depends.:decision:

PimpSmoke
05-10-2010, 09:37 PM
Oh, you said top teams.


My bad.

bigdogphin
05-10-2010, 10:39 PM
I have ruined some good ribs with foil and I have saved some bad ribs with foil.

Rookie'48
05-10-2010, 11:03 PM
Depends.:decision:

You foil your ribs in Depends???? Eeeeewwwwww!!! :behindsofa:

pigmaker23
05-11-2010, 07:48 AM
dont let rod grey know that ..lol
FE's dont need foil!

Just saying...

early mornin' smokin'
05-11-2010, 07:59 AM
ive done it both ways, but if i do i rarely keep them in the foil for more than 30 minutes

barbefunkoramaque
05-11-2010, 08:04 AM
Foil is a tool one can use like the Thermometer for internal temp or the Clock. It is a "fixer" of sorts. It manipulates time for you. In the case of ribs, however, nearly everyone attempts to return their ribs to the natural state before presentation.

Balls Casten
05-11-2010, 10:21 AM
FE's dont need foil!

Just saying...

Kingfisher no, FEC yes.

Foil has made us more consistant. (Consistantly bad maybe but our scores have improved.) We have worked hard to perfect a process and take a lot of the guess work out of it. Foil helps us with that.

Haltech
05-11-2010, 05:03 PM
Kingfisher no, FEC yes.

Foil has made us more consistant. (Consistantly bad maybe but our scores have improved.) We have worked hard to perfect a process and take a lot of the guess work out of it. Foil helps us with that.

I guess its just hit or miss with the type of ribs youre doing. I mostly do babybacks and have found, foiling them on the FE is pointless, where as on my Pro Q its almost a necessity for at least one hour. Im going to start working with spares and see what happens.

clk219th
05-11-2010, 07:57 PM
Definitely comes in handy when needed.

Lake Dogs
05-12-2010, 07:24 AM
Bring foil. If you need it; you have it. If you dont need it, use it to wrap up the drunk
who stumbles into your camp site at 3am... That, and duct tape.

Smokin Turkey
05-12-2010, 07:29 AM
FE's dont need foil!

Just saying...

never foiled my ribs when I used to do them in the oven or crockpot either.. :rolleyes:

Lake Dogs
05-12-2010, 08:05 AM
Funny, just (literally, 10 minutes ago) had a guy talking about how he made the
best BBQ in his life this weekend, using a pork loin in the crock pot cooking it with
a fruity salsa. As stewed pork goes, I'm certain it was wonderful.

JD McGee
05-12-2010, 08:32 AM
Not sure what the heavy hitters do...but we don't...:cool:

markpmc
05-12-2010, 09:08 AM
I'm far from a top team and I foil. It's part of my process that lets us be consistent. I don't think I've cooked a good rack w/o foiling.

Lake Dogs
05-12-2010, 11:53 AM
Zbucket, it probably has more to do with the type of cooker and the amount of smoke
they're using. Your set-it-and-forget-it types with auto-feeds aren't as smokey as
the average stick burner, so my guess is most (not all, but most) stick burner folks
use foil and probably less than half of the auto-pilot cookers would use it (my guess).
We're by NO means a top team, but we do use it.

SirPorkaLot
05-12-2010, 08:42 PM
Like Lake Dogs said - it depends on the cooker.

I foil ribs on my stickburner, but tried foiling ribs on my UDS and ruined a perfectly good rack