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Ribs

Dave | May 31, 2005 12:04 AM

Hi all..stumbled across this board and was hoping for some info.

I have a barrell smoker...been smoking/slow-cooking ribs, chicken, etc since last summer so I am still new to this....My question is this...

When I slow cook ribs, they come out very tender..not fall off the bone but tender enough you can pull meat off with your fingers...my problem is that the outer layer of the ribs tend to get burnt..How can I prevent this?

I marinate the ribs in apple cider for 12 hours..then coat them with a rub mixture, wrap them up and place in fridge for another 4 hours. In the past, I would unwrap and place them on the grill but got to thinking that maybe the rub was carmelizing and burning..so, I read where its good to scrape as much rub off prior to placing them...well, I did this and still got the burnt look on exterior..but very tender and tasty on the inside...

How can I get good looking ribs and still keep them tender? Are my temps too high?

sorry for long post.

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