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Old 06-13-2007, 09:30 AM   #1
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New to BBQ!!! Looking for a little rib advice!!!

Hey all!!! First of all, totaly cool that there is a BBQ forum... This is going to help me out alot!

So, my name is Joe, and i have recently found an intrest in preparing better outdoors food. Lol, i am in no way a chef, nor do i want to be, but i am looking to step it up past the generic store bought hamburgers and hotdogs that 95% of people have at their backyard cookouts.

So far i have done a few basics. A top round(london broil) marinaded overnight is a whiskey marinade and grilled, and some strip steaks with a dry rub. The top round came out well, tons of flavor and the steaks were ok, allthough i think the cuts may have been to thin, so it suffered.

Now im looking to get into a basic baby back rib recipe. In the past, ive done nothing more than slap the rips on the grill, grill em up, and coat em with BBQ suace. This always tastes good, but i know it can be better.

Im not looking to get straight into making my own sauce, but im asking you guys for some preperation techniques, and some dry rubs that will work well with some comercial bbq sauces. Right now ive been using Bulls eye. Are there better commecial BBq's available???

So, yeah, just looking for some prep tips, and a good rub recipe that will work with a comercial sauce.

Thanks alot for taking the time to red all this, and hoping to hear from you soon...

---Joe
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Old 06-13-2007, 09:37 AM   #2
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First what are you cooking on?
Second...wood selection...
Rub...most are a mix of Salt, Turbinado Sugar, Paprika, and other spices...
Sauce....commerical sauce can be doctored to what you like....thinned with vinegar, sweeted with honey or maple syrup...ects......

There are a lot of great Cook Books that will give you a starting point..From there just experiment to see what you like

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A few of the cookbooks to look at
Smoke and Spice by Jamison and Jamison
BBQ USA
Ray Lampkes DR BBQ Big time Cookbook
and Paul Kirk has a very good book about making sauces and rubs...
and just look around this site for ideas..
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Welcome aboard. Are you using a gas grill or some form of charcaol grill?
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Welcome aboard Joe. Like Witt said give us more info on what you're cooking on, etc.
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Unfortunatly i live in an aprtment and i dont have a stable cooking aparatus. I usualy cook on my sister in laws cheap gas grill, and often i go to the park and grill on their little standup pits with charcoal.
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One basic concept, given your limited apparatus, would be to have a fire on half your grill, and the meat on the other half..indirect cooking...
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Welcome Joe,
I guess the first step is to get yourself an apparatus.
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Do you have a balcony or patio ?
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