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Unread 06-03-2013, 07:25 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by Granny's Gang Barbeque View Post
Would you recommend slightly overcooking the ribs to give people the "Fall off the bone" that they will be expecting?
No.

Overcook them A LOT, not just slightly. You should be able to pull the meat from the bone with no resistance using 2 fingers. If you can pick up the rib bone and pull it out without the meat moving, that's probably still OK.

We did that one year in Troy and over 50% of the people that tried them voted for us. (Of course we didn't realize it's also a volume game. We just cooked the provided case, and got buried by people cooking 8 cases - something else to keep in mind. You can also buy tickets and vote for yourself, or pool the ribs from 5-6 teams together to get the volume up. All of these tricks are why we don't do people's choice much anymore.)
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