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Ribs - grilling vs. braising vs. boiling


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Ribs - grilling vs. braising vs. boiling

govo | Jul 19, 2007 01:22 PM

I am preparing ribs for a trip to the beach with my family, with the goal to cook the ribs (on a charcoal grill) at home, drive them to the beach, and reheat them on a gas grill.

I have prepared ribs two different ways, both of which are quite good in my opinion: grilling over lower heat with moistened woodchips to produce smoke on a covered grill; and braising ribs in a liquid (which is then reduced to a sauce) and then finishing them over direct heat. I also understand some folks boil the ribs first, which just doesn't sound like as much fun to me. I would not, however, consider myself an expert on the topic, and certainly have no idea which method would be best for pre-cooking and finishing the next night over a gas grill.

Does anyone have any thoughts on the differences between these methods, which works best, and whether the smoked, grill-only ribs might dry out in the intervenening day? I've already searched the boards which provided some info, but hope for some more specificity or different experiences - thanks.

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