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polarlys

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Has anyone tried to brine pork ribs ???
« on: October 21, 2017, 11:10:08 AM »
I was just wondering if anyone has attempted to brine pork ribs ??   When I make ribs I usually get them at BJ's or Costco.   After applying a dry rub I put them back into the plastic bag they came in and let them sit in the reefer overnight or at least 8-10 hrs before smoking them.   Seems to work well and we've been very pleased with the end result.   I just was wondering,  if you were planning to do more than a few racks would it be more efficient to make a brine and let them soak awhile.  Maybe, just MAYBE, there's good reason to not do this  but can't think of one so hoping for some insight here.

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Roger from NJ
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Re: Has anyone tried to brine pork ribs ???
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 11:24:31 AM »
I do not brine ribs and I don't recall anyone on the forum that has brined.   I would doubt that a brine is necessary.
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Re: Has anyone tried to brine pork ribs ???
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 11:47:53 AM »
This previous post by Greg might be helpful.

http://smokinitforums.com/index.php?topic=3385.msg26964#msg26964
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Re: Has anyone tried to brine pork ribs ???
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 02:44:54 PM »
ThanX for passing that along.   Made for some interesting reading.   The thought came to me when I was thinking about maybe doing 6 or 8 racks in a few weeks and if it would reduce labor.   Have to give it some more thought.   Might be worth it.
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Re: Has anyone tried to brine pork ribs ???
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2017, 10:15:04 AM »
I have thrown some ribs in the brine with a pork shoulder. I can't say I noticed a difference in the outcome. It definitely won't hurt but I'm not sure if the benefit is noticeable.
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