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Offline aknapp

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large smoke ?
« on: May 19, 2011, 01:02:20 PM »
I have a question on a larger than my normal smoke that I have coming up.  I will be doing a bunch of spare ribs like 40 -50 lbs and a packer brisket.  My thoughts are to smoke the ribs before hand and reheat and to do the brisket and serve after a while in the FTC.  My question is a. is this thought process sound? b. if sound what is the best way to reheat the ribs without drying them out?

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Re: large smoke ?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 01:10:39 PM »
When I reheat ribs, I keep the slab intact using direct high heat over a grill. I usually start with the meat side down, then flip them half way through. You can add sauce or glaze at this point if you want.


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Offline ghost9mm

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Re: large smoke ?
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2011, 01:31:36 PM »
Yep!!! what Hab..said...I have also rewapped in foil with a squirt of apple juice to bring back moisture..
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Offline KyNola

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Re: large smoke ?
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2011, 01:38:02 PM »
Wow, 50 pounds of ribs in a Bradley?  You will definitely have to precook those ribs and reheat in some manner and a packer brisket is going to take several hours.  How much time do you have to devote to this?  This will be a challenge for sure!

Offline OU812

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Re: large smoke ?
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2011, 01:48:56 PM »
Lets see, average rack of ribs is 3 lb and your taking 50 lb, thats over 16 racks of ribs.

How big of smoker you got?

Offline aknapp

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Re: large smoke ?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2011, 02:56:53 PM »
Thanks for the replies.  This will definitely be a challenge.  The brisket will be smoked the night before/day of the dinner.  The ribs I may have to do the weekend before so I have enough time.  I was also thinking of smoking the ribs for their customary 3hrs or so and then transferring them to foil and finish in the oven while more smoke.  This way I can keep the smoke rolling to get through the mountain of meat.

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Re: large smoke ?
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 07:46:51 PM »
You better give yourself  a lot of time for the ribs. I tried to do 12 racks of spare ribs one Christmas and it took well over 8 hours and had to finish on grill and in oven.