why do ribs look burnt?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by el capitan, Jul 3, 2011.

  1. el capitan

    el capitan Newbie

    My buddy smokes on a 36" lang and every time he smokes ribs they taste great but look burnt but don't taste burnt. I noticed his smoke is not clear but white, does this have something to do with it?
  2. elohel

    elohel Smoke Blower

    Probably just has a sugary rub / sauce on it. The sugar 'burns' easily, giving a charred look, but often doesn't taste charred (unless it really does get burned)
  3. ugaboz

    ugaboz Smoking Fanatic

    yep that sugar turns black
  4. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I never put sugar or salt in a rub, sugar burns, salt draws out moisture. White smoke is creosote which when eaten tastes bitter and makes your tongue tingle. Click on TBS in my signature to see how much smoke you should have. [​IMG]
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    We like that black crust on the ribs.

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