how long do you smoke ribs

How Long Do You Smoke Ribs? Follow The 3-2-1 Method

Ribs are simple to cook, less simple to cook well. One of the main complaints that barbecue newbies have is that their ribs turn out tough and dry. Ribs are prone to this because the meat is naturally tough and rubbery, which means that you need to use a cooking method designed to tenderize it.

Normally, the only way to make ribs tender is with indirect heat and time. Shortcut methods like boiling the ribs or using meat tenderizer are seriously flawed in that they will either not work, or they will detract from the ribs’ flavor and texture.

The traditional option is to do it the hard way and smoke ribs for 12 hours. This will work, but most of us do not want to get out of bed at 6 AM to start cooking dinner. That is where the 3-2-1 method comes in. It is a simple, easy-to-remember way to get tender ribs in a reasonable amount of time.

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When To Season Steak

When To Season Steak For Optimal Flavor And Juiciness

Cooking a steak is not rocket science, but it is more complex than simply slapping it on the grill right out of the package. The way that you season your steak is one of the crucial aspects of grilling the perfect piece of meat. The timing of your application of salt is important and not merely a matter of taste.

The point at which you salt your steak affects its moisture and the ease of developing an even sear, which most steak-lovers agree is important. To determine the best time to apply salt, you will need to keep the effect that it has on the steak’s water content in mind. Because of that effect, you have three options with regard to adding salt. 

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Flank Steak

Skirt Steak Vs. Flank Steak: BBQ Showdown

Skirt and flank steaks have both become more popular in recent years. Previously, they were almost unknown and were more likely to wind up being used for ground beef or being eaten by the butcher. Only recently have they begun to show up on restaurant menus thanks to celebrity chefs making people aware of their existence.

These two steaks have similarities in that they have coarse muscle fibers and are typically tough unless the right methods are used to cook them. Both should be cooked to rare over a high heat. If they are cooked past rare, they become extremely chewy. Both of these steaks should be cut across the grain when you are serving them. This will maximize their tenderness. What’s more to tell between these two cuts? Let’s explore in another BBQ Showdown.

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porterhouse steak

Porterhouse Vs. Ribeye: BBQ Showdown

Porterhouse and ribeye steaks are both considered among the best cuts for their flavor and ease of cooking. Both can be tender, juicy, and flavorful when prepared correctly but does not mean that they are exactly the same. There are certain important qualities to take into account when choosing between these steaks. Which one is easier to cook? Is one better suited for certain cooking methods than the other? We answer these questions and more below.

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