To Foil or not to Foil that is the question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by sparky30_06, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. Just wanting to get your opion on placing foil below or on top of ribs or both while smoking.
  2. smoke freak

    smoke freak StickBurners

    Nice truck Sparky!

    Foiling ribs part way through the cook time will steam or I believe braise the meat to a falling apart tender. Youll love it!
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't foil 'em till after a couple hours. Foiled ribs don't smoke. The 3-2-1 method allows first the ribs to smoke, then in the foil tenderize, then back out to "firm up" the meat so it's not falling apart. It takes a bit of experience to know when to foil, but the three hour mark is a good gauge to go by. Eventually you'll be able to just look and "feel" the proper time :{)

    Keep smokin' and learnin'!
  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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