Letting ribs sit overnight.

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cruise master, Jun 15, 2012.

  1. Just wondering how many of you do this. After making way too many ribs I put some in the fridge for later. Well two nights later I threw them on the grill with a little BBQ and warmed them up nicely. They were better then when they came out of the smoker. Much like potato salad that flavors meld after siting in the fridge.

    How many of you do this with your smoked ribs. I figure it would save a whole lot of hassles when you have company over, plus the flavor (too me) is much better.
  2. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh yes, we'll heat them up in the oven, in the microwave, in the toaster oven, on the grill, in the smoker, any way that fits the situation!  I've never not had leftovers, lol - they are the best!
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    I also vacuum seal them and freeze and my boyfriend reheats in simmering water for his meals while working out of town.
  4. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I like reheating them with steam.  I believe a lot of BBQ tastes better a day or two later.
  5. zimq

    zimq Smoke Blower

    There was an old bbq place in my hometown, Whitts bbq in Murphysboro Il that always cooled the meat a day or two before serving. Said it helped the flavors. If any of you have read Peace, Love, &BBQ, Mike Mills mentions the place quite a bit.


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  6. I personally like to eat my leftover ribs cold. Call me weird, but I like eating cold leftovers.

    I have read Peace, Love and BBQ (great book) and aside from letting it sit and cool, the meat was frozen and then thawed, reheated and served. Mike Mills says Mr. Whitt said it mellowed the smoke flavor.  If I remember correctly. 

  7. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I find on day one my taste buds are effected from being around all that smoke all day long.  Ribs always have a better smokey flavor to me on day two or three.
  8. It's a cool way to plan ahead for a party...3-2 the day before...frige...1 on grill before party...
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

     I agree here...JJ
  10. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    They never make it to day 2...............................[​IMG]

  11. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    i too like my ribs as left overs. 
  12. I started smoking ribs this year after I had a visit to the states ( AZ) and although the butchers in Australia can not understand the concept of the rib cut , I purchased a smoker and found some ribsto smoke . However I ate them the same day, if I find a butcher who sells ribs (baby back) I will leave some over night and try the


    I have to look up rub  and sauce recipes from the states, as over here no one caters for dry rubs etc.
  13. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When we fire up the smoker we always do what we can to fill it to the max. This way we have leftovers. I do agree that the day of my taste buds are a bit over smoke stimulated and usually enjoy it more a couple days later.
  14. vmaurer

    vmaurer Newbie

    Any idea what mr. Whites first mp name was? Curious too find out what has happened to the family. Loved the sauce!
  15. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    You might contact the Restaurant...ZimQ has not posted in 2 years and not likely going to respond. You may get lucky with posting your question in a new thread in our, Blowing Smoke Around The Smoker, Forum...JJ
  16. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I have finished on the grill the next day many times for a party and works out great. Not only because you do t have to stress about a 6 hour smoke the day of a party but also because you can finish some ribs to a clean bite through and some to fall off the bone tenderness and make both groups of guests happy!
  17. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I personaly enjoy my Ribs fresh off the grill ,, but they do taste great re-heated . Except in a microwave ,does some terrible taste .:grilling_smilie:
  18. smokerjim

    smokerjim Meat Mopper

    i smoke mine the day before we eat them,i just warm them in the oven with some apple juice at 250 until they are hot.any left overs go in the microwave to warm

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