Out of the Blue

Made a batch of ribs yesterday on the smoker that were delicious, but, for my tastes were a little overdone, as they hit that "fall off the bone" stage that is a little too tender. At least that's the case from a purists point of view: This is the second time this has happened this year (I'm experimenting with some variations on my technique), and the problem is that most people really react favorably to the tenderness, even though it would lose significant points at a barbeque competition. I guess that's the good news... most meats get tough when you overcook them, and no one ever praises a hockey puck hamburger the way they will gush about mushy ribs, so I'll just go with it.

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"even though it would lose significant points at a barbeque competition"

Don't judge your food based on how you think it would do in a competition. Most competition food has nothing to do with reality and what regular people like to eat. Competition food is specifically prepared for judges that expect certain things by people who are endlessly tweaking their food for what they think the judges want based on what won previously.

Look at how most of those people make chili for gosh sakes. It's like the dark ages of chili cooking or something. Unless a new formula managed to win big recently to cause a disruption in the competition field.

Cook your food the way you want it or how your guests like it and I can almost guarantee it will be good.
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Broil King Keg here, I do low and slow all the time baby!
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May 22, 2014, 19:09
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Blue, Johnny Trigg and Myron Mixon would be proud of you
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Cutter wrote on May 22, 2014, 13:08:
InBlack wrote on May 22, 2014, 09:30:
Nice Mel Brooks interview. I was surprised and delighted to find out that he is still with the living. Hopefully he makes Spaceballs2 although if the new Star Wars turns into a trainwreck (which is highly probable) a parody would probably be unnecessary.

Love that man! Love him. One person I've always dearly wanted to meet.

If he does Spaceballs 2, he really really really needs to persuade the money men to keep the subtitle. I had assumed he had retired but if he feels he's up to it and has his touch, I'd like to see more of his work.

I expect A Million Ways To Die In The West will try too hard. Ted was better than I'd expected but definitely not a classic. Seth MacFarlane's TV shows are pretty tired but perhaps a change is what he needs. He's not everybody's cup of tea - understatement - but I really admire how talented he is in many ways and what he's achieved professionally.
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Get Smart was genius. Loved watching it as a kid. Still do.
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Minnesota bans antibacterial soap. Took long enough, there's enough studies out there showing that triclosan can cause antibiotic immunity.
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InBlack wrote on May 22, 2014, 09:30:
Nice Mel Brooks interview. I was surprised and delighted to find out that he is still with the living. Hopefully he makes Spaceballs2 although if the new Star Wars turns into a trainwreck (which is highly probable) a parody would probably be unnecessary.

Love that man! Love him. One person I've always dearly wanted to meet.

And Blue, you're right of course. I hate that mushy fall off the bone scheisse. To me a rib should have some snap and chew to it. I want to get my inner wolf on and tear and gnaw meat off the bone, not have it fall apart. Then again I prefer beef ribs to pork as well so it's a little easier to see them done that way.
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May 22, 2014, 09:50
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Verno wrote on May 22, 2014, 09:39:
What smoker did you end up going with anyway? Or is it a DIY job?

I got the Char-Griller Akorn Kamado (cheap Green Egg knockoff)... Works great as a smoker as well as a second grill.
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May 22, 2014, 09:39
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What smoker did you end up going with anyway? Or is it a DIY job?
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Nice Mel Brooks interview. I was surprised and delighted to find out that he is still with the living. Hopefully he makes Spaceballs2 although if the new Star Wars turns into a trainwreck (which is highly probable) a parody would probably be unnecessary.
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If you ever pass through Tulsa, make sure to hit Burn Co. I'm not much of a fan of ribs, but theirs are spectacular.

Also, Mama Bear is awesome...

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