Dry rub on Baby Backs the night before?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smoke_chef, Jun 14, 2008.

  1. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey ya'll,

    This may be a dumb question??

    I have of course seen lots of posts about marinating, brining, or applying a dry run the night before a smoke. But I don't think I have ever seen that topic talked about for Baby Backs. Will it help or hurt my ribs if I coat with mustard and apply Jeff's dry rub to my baby backs the night before?

    Thanks,

    Smoke_Chef
     
  2. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    That's what I do. Some apply the rub right before they toss them in the smoker. Either way they will be outstanding!
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I echo Ron on this, give 'em a rub the night before, wrap them up tight with saran wrap, and pull 'em out the next day when you're ready to smoke!

    By allowing the rub to sit on the meat overnight, the spices will penetrate the meat and absorb the rub which you'll taste in the end results! [​IMG]
     
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ribs is ribs. Rub away [​IMG]
     
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yup-when in doubt rub-and than some more.
     
  6. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I prefer to rub the night before but don't always get the chance.
     
  7. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Awesome... Thanks to all. I'll get to it right now. [​IMG] Full q-view tomorrow.
     
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It never hurts to add some flavor, if its the good flavors that you like. It should enhance it very nicely.
     
  9. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No disrespect, but have done it both ways and there is NO difference by leaving the rub on overnight!!
    In fact, if you have a salty rub, it will start to cure the ribs and give them a "hammy" taste, also tends to make the finished meat mushy.

    Never seen rub "penetrate" meat before....try it both ways and come up with your own conclusion! [​IMG]
     
  10. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Ron said.
     
  11. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Im with bubba on this one. I dont think it helps much on ribs but on larger cuts like butts or briskets I rub the night before.
     
  12. audioxtremes

    audioxtremes Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I will reluctantly say I can't tell a difference between letting the rub sit overnight and just letting it naturally wet down on the ribs before placing in the smoker.

    All I know is use Jeffs rub! None better!
     

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