smoking some ribs tonight - question about storage

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  1. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter

    smoking some ribs tonight. have 4 slabs in the smoker.i'm 2 hours in.

    and will be smoking a pork shoulder tomorrow.

    I am smoking them in advance b/c i'm taking them with us on vacation starting saturday.

    It will be sunday and monday before we eat them.

    my question is, how should i store them until then. should i freeze them? or simply wrap in aluminum foil and put in the fridge?

    just some info on my process. used a store bought rub with some extra salt and pepper.

    at hour one, and hour two. i used some apple juice on them.

    to complement the apple juice I decided to use apple chips for smoke.

    i'll add additional notes as i go.

    thanks. - James

    before pic



  2. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter

    FYI the temp at hour 2 was 250.

    this is only my second time smoking ribs so i'm still in the learning curve for heat control.
  3. ballagh

    ballagh Smoking Fanatic

    your ribs were at 250 or the smoker?
  4. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter

    the smoker.
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    You can just put em in the fridge .

     if you have vacum sealer ,seal them and you can reheat in boiling water.

     if not wrap in foil w some apple juice and reheat in 200 degree oven.

     same w/ pulled pork seal or in foil w/ some finishing sauce.
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  6. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter

    awesome. thx. \m/
  7. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter

    Hour 3


    W/ Brown Suga and Butta



  8. Look good, have fun on vacation!
  9. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter


    have an 8lb pork shoulder on now \m/
  10. jamesdouglas

    jamesdouglas Fire Starter

    rubbed with yellow mustard, garlic salt, pepper, parsley and a lawrey's pork rub

  11. That is going to smoke up real nice I bet. [​IMG]
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Well your ribs look fabulous and I would agree with Bob (eman) and just keep them  in the refrig till your ready to re-heat. Now for re-heating I would if you have capabilities to a pasta pot or steamer pot I would use that to re-heat your food. Now it wouldn't let the meat dry out and to me it enhances the smokey flavor.
  13. I would just vacuum pack if you have one.  Wrap in foil with a touch of water or apple juice to reheat.  The food looks great.
  14. suprcharg

    suprcharg Newbie

    Ribs look great. Thanks for the pics!!
  15. I am in love with the final ribs. How did they taste??
  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's alot of brown sugar! I bet those'll sweet as pie
  17. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    i've never seen the brown sugar and butter when'd that come out?

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