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Jonas 10-06-2013 01:41 PM

Ribs, foil or no foil
 
Today there was no rain in Sweden, at least not where I live :clap:. So I decided to do some cooking. This is the fourth time i smoke ribs, and earlier attempts have turned out ok, but not great. The taste has been good, but I want them more tender. So far I have never used foil. So... its time to give it a try.

I started up the WSM. I decided on a target temp of 225 F. I used apple wood.

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...ps2d05a0a3.jpg

I put two slabs on the lower grate and two slabs on the upper grate. I used a rub from the store called Arons ribrub. New to me. The picture is taken after ca one hour in the smoker. I sprayed apple juice on the slabs once per hour.

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psbc8ef360.jpg

After 3 hours in the smoker I foiled one slab. I put a little apple juice with the slab. After 30 minutes I unfoiled and put the slab in the smoker again.

The slab on the upper grate wich hadnt been foiled was done after 5 hours 15 minutes. The slab that had been foiled (upper grate) was done after 5 hours 30 minutes. The slabs on the lower grate (no foil) was ready after 6 hours 45 minutes. All slabs had som sauce on them and was in the smoker for the last 15 minutes.

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...ps1cdcc6fa.jpg

Here is a picture of the ribs cut from one of the slabs that hadnt been foiled

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0f3c52ec.jpg

And here are a picture of the ribs from the slab that had been in foil for 30 minutes

http://i1367.photobucket.com/albums/...psaab2ea93.jpg

The ribs from the foiled slab was more tender and was by far the most juicy ribs I have done so far. They tasted really great and my family loved them :-D. Next time I cook ribs I will use foil again!

Fwismoker 10-06-2013 01:45 PM

Lots of opinions here.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/sh....php?p=2646408

williamj 10-06-2013 01:46 PM

The ribs look real good, I'd hit them. As far as foiling goes, do what works for you. Some foil some don't, no way is wrong. I prefer to foil as well, I think the ribs are more tender that way.

sliding_billy 10-06-2013 02:11 PM

I'll take whichever ones you don't want.

Diesel Dave 10-06-2013 02:32 PM

Those ribs look great!
If the foil works for you and your family enjoyed it to then it's a win.
I also foil and for some of s it's what we do while others don't
Thanks for the tasty lookin pics


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