To Marinate it or Not Marinate, this is my question :)

Discussion in 'Meat Selection and Processing' started by brownsugar, May 27, 2015.

  1. brownsugar

    brownsugar Newbie

    Hi everyone! So I have successfully cured (and devoured) bacon I am now moving on to pork ribs for my second smoking adventure.

    I have everything ready from the ribs to the sauce I made as well as the rub recipe I want to use.

    I'm heading out of town tomorrow and will come back Sunday and want to start smoking it right away. Do I have to marinate or it would be fine? If I am really need to marinated can I put it in tonight or will it be too much to marinated between now and Sunday?

    Last edited: May 27, 2015
  2. drewed

    drewed Meat Mopper

    Marinate ribs?  Umm...OK?   I have never soaked the ribs in sauce before cooking.  

    For ribs I start the smoker, rub the rub on, toss ribs in smoker.  No pre-planning required - short of getting the ribs!
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  3. I've never marinated Ribs.

    Rub it, cook it, sauce it, cook a little more, eat it.

    Search the 3-2-1 method here on the forums for ribs, great stuff!!!
  4. mummel

    mummel Master of the Pit

    I'm been reading the lazyman ribs.  Really liking that idea.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Some things just don't need marinating----Just Keep it simple. I might marinate and or brine some things that need help, like Chicken Breasts or Pork Loin, but Ribs need some Rub, as do Pork Butts, but I wouldn't want to make things sweet or add salinity to Ribs or Butts. Just some Rub & Smoke it. IMHO

    Last edited: May 27, 2015
  6. brownsugar

    brownsugar Newbie

    Thank you everyone!!

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