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Unread 09-10-2012, 07:21 AM   #1
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Default Ribs - Meat up or Down in foil?

That is the question.... and what is the reasoning behind either meat up, or meat down, pros and cons.... your input is greatly appreciated.
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I do meat up but I think most do meat down. Not sure if it makes any difference but I have had better success with meat up so I stick with it.
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Once wrapped, we start with meat side down, then flip halfway thru wrap stage.
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Meat down so it is in direct contact with seasoning mixture.
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Meat down. Never tried it any other way.
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I do mine meat down bones up.
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I lay out the foil, put some magic stuff on the foil, meat side down, magic stuff on back side, and wrap. and we keep it meat side down during that stage of the cook.
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I lay out the foil, put some magic stuff on the foil, meat side down, magic stuff on back side, and wrap. and we keep it meat side down during that stage of the cook.
Same here.
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Meat down so it can swim in that sweet goodness you added to the foil.
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I always went meat up thinking that the fluids would wash away my bark on the presentation side. I may have to rethink this based on the responses.
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We've tired both. We settled on Meat up. Don't want the ribs boiling in the liquid inside the foil. Most other cooks I talk to do meat down.
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Interesting. I always do meat up, the logic I use is that the liquid in the foil will essentially steam the ribs for the first hour or so before flipping over to let the meat soak up the juicy goodness... May have to rethink, especially given the most recent rib placing...
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I lay out the foil, put some magic stuff on the foil, meat side down, magic stuff on back side, and wrap. and we keep it meat side down during that stage of the cook.
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I've done both and meat up works better for me.
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I lay out the foil, put some magic stuff on the foil, meat side down, magic stuff on back side, and wrap. and we keep it meat side down during that stage of the cook.
I do mine this way as well.
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