Pre-rubbing ribs, to wrap or not to wrap?
I'm getting ready for my annual, non-sanctioned work-related (and work-paid-for) competition. Usually, I slather and rub my ribs the night before, then wrap up in plastic. I load these into a gigantor Ziploc and back into the cooler overnight.
I'm not expecting to have the usual 3rd set of hands it seems to take to do this for 5-6 slabs without making a mess. Keep in mind that this is outside without a ton of access to cleanup facilities. At night. After loadup, multi-hour drive, setup, etc.
So, I'm wondering, could I just stack them in the big bag after putting the rub on? Does the wrap do something for me that I'm not thinking of?