Foil = Boil

Discussion in 'Pork' started by kingofbother, Sep 3, 2009.

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  1. My buddy and I are having an argument. He states that real BBQ'rs don't foil their ribs. Foiling the ribs is just like boiling them. I like to foil because that's the best way to get tender, fall off the bone, no muss no fuss ribs.

    He said foiling is a poor mans crockpot. I think he is mentally ill.

    Is foiling the easy way out?
     
  2. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It is not boiling them, it is Braizing them... I foil, but I think you are opening a can o worms with this one.
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    You will get lots of different opinions but as was said foiling braises the meat which is not boiling.
     
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What coffie junkie said.

    It is not submerged in liquid. Depending on the temp it is braizing, or steaming at a higher temp.
     
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with ron, piney and coffee thats not boiling. Is your friend talking about boiling them before you smoke them now thats for the birds. When we smoke them we just foil to further tenderise them or braising then we unfoil to stiffen them. I tell you want just smoke some for your friend and only let him have 2 ribs and you eat the rest in front of him and I'm sure he will come around.
     
  6. dropastone

    dropastone Fire Starter

    I just mentioned this in one of my recent past threads.
     
  7. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Absolutely not like boiling them, when you boil ribs the water sucks out all the flavor but when foiling that flavor is not only locked in but the braising in its own juices.
    Though you don't have to foil the ribs, just one of those things where some do and some don't but definitely not at all like boiling.
     
  8. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't foil until it is going to the cooler. But that's my choice. My que is always juicy and flavorful. so why fix what's not broke?????
     
  9. fourthwind

    fourthwind Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What a can of worms LOL Everyone has their preference. Personally I like tender but not falling off the bone. If I want falling off the bone type meat I will just do pulled pork. foiling has it's pourpose, but for me it's not for cooking ribs in.
     
  10. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    Sometimes I don't understand about pit masters who hate when people use sauce or think smoking with electic smokers is sacrilegious. I was under the impression we were trying to make delicious food... If you think braised ribs taste good, foil away brotha
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    And opinions are like umm everybody has one [​IMG] The thing I will say is do what works for you and let other people do as they choose. It disturbs me when people think the only way is their way. If someone likes to foil and it works for them so be it. If somebody doesn't foil and it works for them so be it. Personally I do them both ways it depends on my mood and the bottom line is if somebody doesn't like the ribs then don't eat them
     
  12. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    I personally would rather have food that I prefer done in a nontraditional way then food cooked traditionaly that I don't enjoy as much. Also, I wasn't under the impression baseball was played in quarters. Maybe I am living in a dreamworld [​IMG]
     
  13. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    boilem then foilem[​IMG]
    chapter 2
     
  14. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Im with you, different strokes.

    I personally switch around and try different things all the time(I do draw the line at boiling though). thats what is great about bbq for me, experimentation, and keeping an open mind.
     
  15. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I also think your gonna find we have quite a few ladies around here that know their way around a smoker and cast iron over campfires [​IMG]
     
  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    what he said^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    as the plot thickens and the ribs boil[​IMG]
     
  17. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    Seriously, you're an idiot for saying THAT...but your opinion on foil is noted.
     
  18. reichl

    reichl Meat Mopper

    Is this really happening? [​IMG] alright I'm done... time for me to go tailgating
     
  19. memphisbud

    memphisbud Smoke Blower

    Certain that he got exactly what he wanted..[​IMG] ...an argument. It doesn't make sense unless you reside in HIS head, and if you disagree with him, then in his head, you're an idiot. Sounds like he has an attitude similar to fanatics of every ilk. Send him home to disturb others [​IMG]
     
  20. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm going to leave this thread open but lets keep it on topic. If not it will be locked
     
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