Ribs with sauce question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by jcglenn1009, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. jcglenn1009

    jcglenn1009 Fire Starter

    It is my mom's birthday today and she asked that I cook ribs.  I have ribs down pat but she asked for me to make a slab with sauce on them.  Putting my bias towards ribs with sauce on them aside I agreed.  Do I wait till the last hour to sauce them up and do I rub them down as I normally would? 

    Thanks for your help in advance guys.

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes & yes.
  3. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    When I worked in a BBQ joint we put the heated sauce on before eating, that's the way I like , you can also brush a while before pulling off the smoker or try half and half. It's all good. 
  4. danny45

    danny45 Newbie

    I'd only put it on about the last 15 mins to half an hour.  If the sauce gets too hot, the sugar in it burns, and it doesn't taste that great.  My opinion only.  On ribs, if you're only going to put it on the top side, then I'd wait until about 15 minutes before pulling them off, then baste them.  If doing both sides, then 15 mins on one side, and 15 mins on other side, then pull them off.
  5. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Yea I kind of like the sauce on my ribs set a bit. I like to get just about fully smoked, foil with a bit of finishing sauce or BBQ sauce and then toss back in a hot smoker or on the grill to finish off. I like a bit of char on the tips of my ribs.
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If I am saucing a rack I put one coat of sauc on 1 hr. before I pull them and then one more coat 30 minutes before I pull them.
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't like to sauce, my other half does.  I will sauce her half for the last hour so it will set up.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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