before the rub

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gethenet, Feb 24, 2008.

  1. has anyone ever put honey on your pork ribs prior to putting on the rub?

    thought it might be a good idea
  2. jaynik

    jaynik Smoking Fanatic

    Never tried it, but it may be a good way to make a paste. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes!
  3. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hard to say. It sounds good but, with the natural sugar content, the honey may carmalize. You don't really want carmel ribs, I guess.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'd advise strongly against. Unless you LIKE carbon plated ribs. Could be, but I doubt it ;{)
  5. linescum

    linescum Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    i would use the honey in the finishing stages as a glaze. if you use it during the whole process you will likely end up with a burnt carbon crust that would ruin any chance of being edible
  6. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


    I use honey in my injection solution for frying turkey's. It will turn very dark during the cooking process. With the turkey, it comes up under the skin and we simply peel the skin off leaving the juiceist turkey ever, works fine for that (unless you like the skin). So, I think it would do the same for ribs, but because you have no skin to peel, will leave a hard covering on your ribs, I would put honey on as a glaze the last few minutes of cooking. Just my experience. Good luck!

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