Funky looking stuff on the ends of my ribs?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by realtorterry, Aug 9, 2015.

  1. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey guys,

    I'm doing 6 racks of BBR on my WSM today. Had to use a rib rack on top. After one hour there is some funky looking stuff on the end tips? Thought it could be blood but I cleaned them well. It's real black & looks like gunk from the smoker dripping on it but the inside of the lid is also pretty clean? Any idea on what this could be? I have family coming soon & saint wanna make anyone sick?
     
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

     
  3. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Could it also be that I'm struggling to keep temps up? Never had this in the WSM but I have all the vents open on bottom & struggling to keep 225? Added more charcoal but still doesn't stay up? I usually go about 230-250 easily. Could these lower temps be bringing some blood to the top?
     
  4. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's the honey coming out. Normal.
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If it was from the smoker it wouldn't just be on the bones, so I think your first idea of blood is a good one! I always lay mine down and by the time there done never notice it.
     
  6. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I took a paper towel to it & it appears to be blood. Thank good, don't wanna lose any more of that good honey
     
  7. The bones are beginning to heat up and the bone marrow is starting to cook and render the fat inside.
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Perfectly normal.

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  9. cal1956

    cal1956 Smoking Fanatic

    BINGO  !!!
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I think the chefs call it protein so it doesn't offend people...LOL
     
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