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BBQNUTT
09-02-2008, 03:37 PM
I was just thinking about trying to marinate some ribs for the first time and was wondering what some of you have used or are currently using to marinate ribs. I use the italian dressing for chicken but didnt think that would be good for the ribs. Has marinating ribs helped you in contests?

Thanks!

smokinvic
09-02-2008, 04:00 PM
I don't do contests. I used to marinade my ribs in blended oranges, garlis, salt, pepper, paprika, worterschier sauce, and other spices (whatever was near at the time)..... That used to tenderize the ribs when I let marinade over night. I have since found the low and slow method tahnks to my brothers here on the brethren site. I no longer marinade. I simply dry rub and go low and slow, using 3-2-1 method. They come out very tender, falling off the bone most of the time....

RichardF
09-02-2008, 04:49 PM
Be careful of what you marinate your ribs with and for how long. The acid in a lot of marinades can cook your ribs before you do. My major faux pas revolves around the bright idea that fresh squeezed pineapple juice would be much better than the stuff from the can. Unfortunatly, I was right; it was "much better." There's an enzyme in fresh pineapple juice that isn't in the canned. Needless to say the results were very bad...

BBQ Grail
09-02-2008, 04:55 PM
Nope. No marinade. Just rub.

Smokin Mike
09-02-2008, 05:00 PM
I have used soy sauce soaking for 10 minutes, and just some cracked pepper a couple times, excellent flavor

orangeblood
09-02-2008, 05:08 PM
never, just a basic rub

Carbon
09-02-2008, 05:13 PM
rub only

jbrink01
09-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Rubbed ribs are happy ribs!

JediDog
09-02-2008, 05:17 PM
I don't marinade the ribs , but I was thinking of giving it a try. Was thinking of making Ribs AL PASTOR.

HB-BBQ
09-02-2008, 05:20 PM
I don't marinade the ribs , but I was thinking of giving it a try. Was thinking of making Ribs AL PASTOR. An Al Pastor marinade might be pretty good on ribs. I have never marinaded my ribs just rub'd them as the others above have.

Trucky1008
09-02-2008, 05:24 PM
Just a rub.

BBQ_MAFIA
09-02-2008, 06:18 PM
I've never marinated my ribs. I just use some rub.

big brother smoke
09-02-2008, 06:21 PM
Rub on ribs, I marinate myself, its called deglazing:biggrin:

WineMaster
09-02-2008, 06:27 PM
I found that when I boil them, all the marinade comes right off. So no marinade for me.

smokinvic
09-02-2008, 06:28 PM
I found that when I boil them, all the marinade comes right off. So no marinade for me.
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Kevin
09-02-2008, 07:27 PM
Rub on ribs, I marinate myself, its called deglazing:biggrin:

Same here. I'm fairly deglazed right now. Vacation mod.

Paulie G.
09-02-2008, 07:36 PM
no marinade just rub

Bigmista
09-02-2008, 07:42 PM
Rub on ribs, I marinate myself, its called deglazing:biggrin:

Sounds right to me.

Meat Burner
09-02-2008, 07:44 PM
Just rub:grin:

Jeremiah
09-02-2008, 07:51 PM
Sometimes I'll "dry" marinate my ribs by rubbing them before hand and letting them sit in the fridge. If you're going to do this just watch your salt content, you could wind up curing them in the process.

Mad Max
09-02-2008, 07:53 PM
Just rub, no marinate.

Rightstuff
09-02-2008, 07:56 PM
I apply rub a couple of hours before they go on the smoker.

garyk1398
09-02-2008, 07:59 PM
I do what everyone else said above me, just rub em!

TNinSC
09-02-2008, 08:09 PM
Dry rub only here

hydramax
09-02-2008, 08:12 PM
Ribs rubbed only, I get marinated !

Bbq Bubba
09-03-2008, 12:25 AM
Have you seen my "rib marinating" pan??? :twisted:

See ya in the penalty box!

barbefunkoramaque
09-03-2008, 10:44 PM
I found that when I boil them, all the marinade comes right off. So no marinade for me.

Yes me too and afterward as I cook them in the microwave you can't taste the marinade anyway:mrgreen:

Norcoredneck
09-04-2008, 01:58 AM
Rub only here.

swamprb
09-04-2008, 11:40 AM
Anyone using "enhanced" ribs in Competition?

WineMaster
09-04-2008, 06:12 PM
Yes me too and afterward as I cook them in the microwave you can't taste the marinade anyway:mrgreen:

No way,

From the stock pot
to the crock pot

True BBQ

Brian in So Cal
09-04-2008, 06:49 PM
Just a rub here also.

JD McGee
09-04-2008, 10:11 PM
Anyone using "enhanced" ribs in Competition?

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big brother smoke
09-04-2008, 10:22 PM
:confused::confused::confused:...

I think he means the ones with a salt solution added!

swamprb
09-04-2008, 10:41 PM
I think he means the ones with a salt solution added!

I'm serious!

Butts-n-gutts
09-04-2008, 10:57 PM
Just Rub while cooker is coming up to temp.

Bbq Bubba
09-04-2008, 11:14 PM
I'm serious!

Not in comps Brian, actually, not ever!!
Can't cook em long enough to get tender.....:icon_sleepy

daedalus
09-05-2008, 01:08 AM
I have been know to brine ribs for a few hours. I use a light brine consisting of 1/2 cup kosher(and yes, it does matter) salt, and 1 cup brown sugar to 1 gallon of water. For ribs, I brine them about 4 to 6 hours....any more than that and they can get hammy. Once out of the brine, rinse them off, rub em down, and smoke em up!