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Old 09-13-2009, 06:35 AM   #16
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I have been useing comp. charcoal for 4 months now without a problem. No funny taste or smell. I would say it was the meat.
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:23 AM   #17
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I have used KC a lot and moreso with Ribs and they have cooked great... I stopped using enhanced ribs all together... Only the fresh stuff for me..
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Old 09-13-2009, 07:36 AM   #18
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Same thing happened to me last week. Same rub, same technique, same lump/wood combo - the ribs just tasted flat - I'm chalking it up to the meat.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:51 AM   #19
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I've used the K-Comp many times with no problems at all.
I didn't see any info on your cooking equipment or technique. An airflow problem could be to blame. The difference between a hot clean-burning fire and a choked off dirty fire will make a world of difference.
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Old 09-13-2009, 08:55 AM   #20
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I quit buying "enhanced" ribs too.
I found the majority of the cryovac packages are enhanced (look for the small print on the package). It is a saline (SALT) solution 12-15%, so it is basically brining & curing your ribs - spell that H A M

They do this to preserve the ribs for shipping/storage, and so this what you will find at your most of your national markets (Costco, Walmart, etc..)
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Old 09-13-2009, 10:08 AM   #21
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Sorry never seen enhanced ribs at Costco. I also have not experienced anything foul with the competition briquettes. It could be a bad rack of ribs or I hate to say it, user error, no offense, it happens (poor airflow, too much white smoke, etc.)
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Old 09-13-2009, 04:42 PM   #22
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I haven't had any problems with Kingsford Competition. So far I've cooked ribs, chicken, and butt using it with absolutely no flavor problems.
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