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View Poll Results: Virgin smoker here. Should I foil my ribs?
Yes, foil/3-2-1 method is the best. If you don't your stupid. 4 12.50%
No, foil is cheating and makes mushy ribs. Real men don't use foil. 14 43.75%
Both are fine depending on your preference. Everyone should just shut up about it. 14 43.75%
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Old 06-17-2010, 05:48 PM   #11
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foiling is boiling. no thank you.


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Old 06-17-2010, 05:53 PM   #12
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Dont you need liquid to boil?


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Old 06-17-2010, 05:59 PM   #13
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meat contains liquid. you're trapping that liquid with the foil. hence boiling. steaming qould be more accurate.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:02 PM   #14
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meat contains liquid. you're trapping that liquid with the foil. hence boiling. steaming qould be more accurate.
like a water smoker.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:04 PM   #15
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like a water smoker.
water smoker lets the liquid evaporate away from the meat. foil does not.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:19 PM   #16
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Don't confuse crunchy brown sugar with bark.
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Old 06-17-2010, 06:21 PM   #17
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You dont think most of that liquid has already been lost after 3 hours on the smoker?

I have tried not foiling my ribs and they come out tough and dry. I find when I only foil for 1 hour it makes the world of difference and I still get a nice bark and tender (not boiled and mushy) meat.

To each their own...just like brewing there's a number of ways to get the same result. One might prefer the outcome while another might not. I think we've managed to do enough damage to this new smoker's thread with very little guidance.
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If I am doing baby backs I apply the rub and onto the smoker they go, if I do spare ribs I brine overnight , rinse, apply rub and then smoke. I tried the foil method once and ended with dry ribs and a ton of liquid that once was in the ribs now in the foil. since then, no foil for me and my ribs turn out fantastic!
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I think we've managed to do enough damage to this new smoker's thread with very little guidance.

au contraire, you SOB. Foiling is a highly contested topic in smoking.

There are those of us who know what we're doing and those who use foil as a crutch. (evil face here)
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now I'm so conflicted


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