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Baby Backs..rub on or rub off?

 
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TX727
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12 12 9:25 am    Post subject: Baby Backs..rub on or rub off? Reply with quote

Again I come to the masters for insight on this one Very Happy

I plan on smoking some baby back ribs this weekend, and having doubts on how I apply my dry rub. I have read two thoughts on this...

Rub them down the night before, wrap up, and smoke the next day...

Rub them down about 3 hours before you are ready to smoke and then go...

I can see pros/cons in both methods. If your rub contains a lot of salts (which mine does) wrapping them for 12+ hours will only suck out the moisture in the ribs, but get some flavor in the meat. While that would make the bark tasty, it would dry out the meat.

If you only put it on 3 hours ahead of time, the rub and flavors can't penetrate the meat so no flavor is in there, but again the bark would be good.

I'm secomd guessing what I normally do (over night rub), as I believe the meat should speak for itself if you have good ribs....but again...having doubts Confused

I would just greatly appreciate any experience someone might have in the same situation, lol.

Thanks all!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12 12 9:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you rub and let sit over night your ribs will taste like ham. rub your ribs about an hour before cooking them, you will be suprised how well they taste.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12 12 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dawg gets you down to an hour, I'll push it down to just as long as it takes to light the fire and get the pit up to temperature, maybe 25 or 30 minutes!

But then I cook on a UDS and they don't take long to heat up or to stabilize either!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13 12 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys! As everyone always says here, try it and see how you like it. I've tried the one way, so now to try the other.

Thanks again for the help!
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13 12 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always rub just before I start the fire. With baby backs there is not much to penetrate and this seems enough for me. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13 12 10:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with above, rub and cook. I have tried overnight once, just once.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14 12 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So far so good. Just waiting on the smoker to get to temp and we're off...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Shoobzie/bbq.jpg
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14 12 4:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TX727 wrote:
So far so good. Just waiting on the smoker to get to temp and we're off...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Shoobzie/bbq.jpg

I'm sure your not going to wrap them in that foil are you? Shocked
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14 12 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just used that as make shift tray, lol. I realized I left my big prep tray at a buddy's house last night and didn't want to get the counter messed up, lol.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi TX727, if you don't mind my asking, what rub or you using on the ribs?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TX727 wrote:
So far so good. Just waiting on the smoker to get to temp and we're off...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/Shoobzie/bbq.jpg


Looking like a good start. I put rub on 15-30 minutes before it goes in a hot cooker.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 05 12 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally, I like to apply the rub the night before. I use a version of my rub that has reduced salt. The ribs don't end up tasting like ham to me.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20 12 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I always rub mine the night before. No ham taste on deez ribs. Pkerchef
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23 12 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pkerchef wrote:
I always rub mine the night before. No ham taste on deez ribs. Pkerchef


Thanks, I was beginning to think I was the only one who does it.

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