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Funky looking stuff on the ends of my ribs?

post #1 of 11
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Hey guys,

I'm doing 6 racks of BBR on my WSM today. Had to use a rib rack on top. After one hour there is some funky looking stuff on the end tips? Thought it could be blood but I cleaned them well. It's real black & looks like gunk from the smoker dripping on it but the inside of the lid is also pretty clean? Any idea on what this could be? I have family coming soon & saint wanna make anyone sick?
post #2 of 11
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post #3 of 11
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Could it also be that I'm struggling to keep temps up? Never had this in the WSM but I have all the vents open on bottom & struggling to keep 225? Added more charcoal but still doesn't stay up? I usually go about 230-250 easily. Could these lower temps be bringing some blood to the top?
post #4 of 11
That's the honey coming out. Normal.
post #5 of 11
If it was from the smoker it wouldn't just be on the bones, so I think your first idea of blood is a good one! I always lay mine down and by the time there done never notice it.
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 
I took a paper towel to it & it appears to be blood. Thank good, don't wanna lose any more of that good honey
post #7 of 11

The bones are beginning to heat up and the bone marrow is starting to cook and render the fat inside.

post #8 of 11

Perfectly normal.

 

Good luck and good smoking.

post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by sfprankster View Post
 

The bones are beginning to heat up and the bone marrow is starting to cook and render the fat inside.

BINGO  !!!

post #10 of 11

I think the chefs call it protein so it doesn't offend people...LOL

post #11 of 11

I win!!!  :yahoo:

 

 

Where's my prize? :cool:

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