Cooking ribs for a tailgate, advice needed

Discussion in 'Pork' started by nursewizzle, Sep 10, 2015.

  1. nursewizzle

    nursewizzle Fire Starter

    Hello guys...

    I have a question about the best way to do ribs for tailgating. The big issue is, the parking lots don't open for tailgating until 6am, and most of the games start at 11am. Not much time to do ribs on the smoker. We do have access to a gas grill (portable Coleman grill). What I'm trying to figure out would be, would it be better to cook the ribs, chill them, and somehow reheat them on the grill the next day? Cook them, pull them off at home really early and wrap in foil and keep warm in the cooler, maybe grill them a few minutes with sauce to set the sauce... or is there a better way I'm not thinking about? Any help would be appreciated!
  2. slipaway

    slipaway Meat Mopper

    Since you have from 6am until 11am (5 hours) then babybacks using the 2-2-1 method would work just right --- of course you would be eating as you were walking into the stadium.

    Therefore I would offer the following:

    Do the first 2 hour smoke at home

    Wrap ribs in foil with whatever liquid you use (apple juiice, honey, brown sugar, etc.) and bring them to the game wrapped.

    Put them on the grill at its lowest setting for 1-2 hours and then remove from wrap and firm up for the last hour (slathering on sauce, etc as you prefer).

    This would mean getting to the stadium around 7-8am in order to eat at 10 - 10:30.

    I would think that this may give you the best chance of some smoked ribs in time for kickoff.....

    Anyway, that's my thoughts.

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