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Black Cat BBQ 11-10-2008 10:55 AM

Practice, Practice, Practice....
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Now that we are back from Terlingua it was time to get busy practicing Q! :-D

After reading a coupla posts about how some of youse rub your ribs two hours before cooking, I decided to try it. We always rub them the night before. My rub has lots of salt so that was probably why they were always turning out dryish.

I was very happy with the results. Meat came away from the bone, bone dried and turned white, meat was moist! Thanks guys!!

Of course we always practice chicken. I didnt trim the thighs, just trying to get good color and bite through skin. I pulled some of the meat off one of the thighs to show the moistness...

ALX was the official tester.

Enjoy! We did!! :biggrin:

barbefunkoramaque 11-10-2008 10:57 AM

The significance of your bite marks on that rib are not lost on me. Everything looks wonderful.

Trucky1008 11-10-2008 12:02 PM

Both your chicken and ribs look wonderful. Lucky ALX for being the tester!

TN_BBQ 11-10-2008 01:02 PM

There's no substitute for practice and experience.

I've often told folks that I'd gladly share my recipes and let them cook with me or watch me cook. A couple folks have taken me up on the deal, but still say they're not able to produce the same results.

WineMaster 11-10-2008 06:13 PM

Very Nice!!!!!!

jestridge 11-10-2008 06:38 PM

It all looks wonderful to me expecially the chicken

smokindorf 11-11-2008 06:41 AM

Good lookin' grub right there!

Chipper 11-11-2008 07:29 AM

Was the skin "bite through"? It all looks great.

Jack2u2 11-11-2008 08:00 AM

Ribs and chicken look good! How was Terlingua? I figured with the economy, attendance would be down. Gas prices did drop some, though! Been a couple of years since I've gone.

Black Cat BBQ 11-11-2008 08:50 AM

Thanks everyone!

The skin was close to bite through...I think because I didnt overly trim the chix like for a comp and that may have been why. They were moist tho!

Black Cat BBQ 11-11-2008 08:54 AM


Originally Posted by Jack2u2 (Post 778837)
Ribs and chicken look good! How was Terlingua? I figured with the economy, attendance would be down. Gas prices did drop some, though! Been a couple of years since I've gone.


It was AWESOME! 337 cooks on Saturday for the BIG SHOW. My husband was oh so close to getting onto the finals table - top 24. He was 1 of the 5 chilis that did not advance. It was cool to see him make it that far being from MD. The winner was a former MD cook and resident who now resides in the Great State of Texas. Gas prices did not seem to affect attendence whatsoever. I hope this isnt too offtopic..... :icon_shock1:

orangeblood 11-11-2008 11:17 AM

Black Cat - any chance you might start a thread about your Terlingua trip (with pics)? I bet a few of the boys would like to hear about it. Thanks.

Spydermike72 11-11-2008 02:07 PM

Good looking Pron bro!!

jack040806 11-11-2008 07:20 PM

Any pron that starts with a beer, ends with a glass of wine and has a whole bunch of delicious looking food in the middle has my vote. And if you ever need another taster just call.

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