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SirPorkaLot
09-10-2009, 07:54 AM
Do you foil your ribs or not? How about resting, do you rest them like you would a butt or a brisket?

While we're at it - do you prefer Baby backs or Spares?

early mornin' smokin'
09-10-2009, 07:55 AM
im a trimmed spares kinda guy, more meatier than bb's...as far as foiling goes, i try to avoid it, but if im in a rush and want to eat dinner, ill do it, but only for 30-40 minutes, not a mushy rib kinda guy.

Norcoredneck
09-10-2009, 07:57 AM
I do spares. Been letting them ride lately, nofoil. I let set on counter 5-10 min. They seem to slice cleaner.

SirPorkaLot
09-10-2009, 08:02 AM
Help!! well i messed up my first poll - just like my bbq...
how do i edit the poll options to allow multiple choice votes?
:?:

Lake Dogs
09-10-2009, 08:09 AM
Foil, baby backs only. 1.5 on smoke, then foil the remainder, rest out of foil
for about 30 mins...

N8man
09-10-2009, 08:22 AM
Spares trimmed St. Louie Style is the way to go...No Foiling...
5-6 hours in the smoke glazed the last 30 minutes...MMMMMMMMMM

NCGrimbo
09-10-2009, 08:44 AM
I do baby backs and foil them. I'm not a big fan of spares. Something about the flavor is a little off for me.

cgwaite
09-10-2009, 08:55 AM
Spares trimmed St. Louie Style is the way to go...No Foiling...
5-6 hours in the smoke glazed the last 30 minutes...MMMMMMMMMM


Amen, Brother, Amen!

gordo
09-10-2009, 08:59 AM
Foil and trimed Spares works for me..

texman02
09-10-2009, 09:24 AM
St. Louis trimmed spares...no foil here either.

bigabyte
09-10-2009, 09:24 AM
I honestly beleive there is no correct answer for this. However, I currently like my BB's unfoiled, and my spares foiled. I let them rest.

SirPorkaLot
09-10-2009, 09:32 AM
I honestly beleive there is no correct answer for this. However, I currently like my BB's unfoiled, and my spares foiled. I let them rest.

Exactly why I posted the poll. The answers will vary as much as the people and the Q they prefer.
I have the way I like to do them (spares, short foiling, very little rest), but I know everyone else has their own preferences.

big brother smoke
09-10-2009, 09:36 AM
Sometimes I want spares, sometimes I want BBs. I never foil BBs and have shyed away from foiling spares lately!

Wornslick
09-10-2009, 09:42 AM
I did two slabs Tuesday. St. Louis spares using no foil. Slab of loin backs using the 2-1-1 method. I added a half cup of apple juice when I foiled them. The foiled ones didn't have much of the rub flavor, but they were very tender. The spares were very tasty and had the tug factor. Really though when it comes to ribs, I like them all. EXCEPT BOILED!!!!!!!!!!

ctbeerbq
09-10-2009, 09:45 AM
St. Louis trimmed spares - no foil - sprayed every hour - 5-6 hours in the smoke.

cowgirl
09-10-2009, 09:46 AM
I prefer spares...and no foil.
(Beef ribs are my favorite though...still no foil).

JD McGee
09-10-2009, 10:36 AM
BB's here...no foil. :-P

Hugh Jorgan
09-10-2009, 02:08 PM
Foil? Not in a million years, might as well boil them and finish in the oven.

Spares over loin backs every time unless no spares available. Spares uncut, right out of the pack on to the grill.

Sauce? Maybe, if they taste a little off.

Bbq Bubba
09-10-2009, 02:22 PM
Incomplete poll.....
Boiled spares, foiled with liquid smoke finished in the oven.
I find this to be authentic to most BBQ restaurants.