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Lil John
11-28-2011, 09:56 PM
Hi everyone ,anybody ever try brining their ribs for a couple of hours for some extra moisture and flavor .I do it all the time with my chicken in competition with good results . Just looking for something different for next year. Looking to get more flavor at the bone HELP!!!

caliking
11-29-2011, 12:52 AM
There is an Alton Brown recipe for babybacks which calls for brining. I think I tried them once, but didn't think they were worth trying again.

Crash
11-29-2011, 04:16 AM
No need to brine BB's or spares. The best advice with ribs is to keep it simple. A 3-2-1 method, modified if needed, is a solid approach.

southernstyle
11-29-2011, 05:41 AM
ive tried it with bad results. i used 1/2 gal apple juice 1 cup salt 1 cup sugar @ 8 hrs they get so moist that the meat on the bottom of the bones pull away before the rib is done, meat falls off the bone. that was when i cooked at 235. i cook at 265 now, and would think it would be worse since it is getting steamed from the inside. they sweat alot and have a hard time forming a bark. now that im cooking hotter that might not be a problem, but the afore mentioned problem might be worse.you may have differant results, so try a slab.

BBQ Bandit
11-29-2011, 05:54 AM
Some already come packed/prepped that way.... "enhanced with a 20% solution".

No thanx.

bam
11-29-2011, 10:29 AM
Have had good results using vinegar and water. Also have tried kosmo's pork soak. Always trying to get a little more flavor.

Jaskew82
11-29-2011, 10:42 AM
Have had good results using vinegar and water. Also have tried kosmo's pork soak. Always trying to get a little more flavor.


This makes me sad. The meat is the flavor, IMO.

Jack of Spades
11-29-2011, 11:26 AM
I tried it once this summer, thumbs down reviews from my friends....took it off my list.


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