just reading good advice isn't enough - BBQ Central

Go Back   BBQ Central > General > General Barbecue
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 01-11-2009, 09:01 PM   #1
God O'Que
 
Unity's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia near Washington DC
Posts: 2,694
just reading good advice isn't enough

This board is a treasure-house of experience and wisdom, and we all profit from other people's hard-earned knowledge -- if we remember to act on it.

The back ribs I got on sale earlier in the week didn't seem quite right throughout the cook. Then as we were eating them, I noticed a salty taste that I didn't put there, and the word "hammy" came to mind. Reading the label -- FINALLY! -- I saw that they were "Self Basting," containing up to 12% solution of pork broth and other stuff. Yep, cured back ribs.

I was planning to give the second rack to the neighbors when they get back from a weekend trip. Not now, I'm not. I'm not even sure I'll eat them myself.

Read the label. If it says anything about added solution, pass.

--John
(I love ham, but not when I'm expecting ribs.)
__________________

__________________
Weber Smokey Mountain -- "Want authentic smokehouse flavor?"
22.5 Inch One-Touch -- "The legendary Weber kettle"
18.5 Inch Original (R.I.P.; garage mishap) -- 10 books S&H Green Stamps, 1968
Weber Performer -- Craigslist 2007
Unity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2009, 10:20 PM   #2
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
surfinsapo's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,044
Sux don't it? Freeze them and use them for beans.. That's all they are good for now..
__________________

surfinsapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 01:23 PM   #3
Wizard of Que
 
Tannehill Kid's Avatar


 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Winnfield LA
Posts: 1,812
Hope I learn from yalls misfortune.
__________________
Geaux Tigers
Tannehill Kid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 01:45 PM   #4
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
Pigs On The Wing BBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Akron New York
Posts: 6,922
Ham on a stick! Sorry John.

Pigs
__________________
The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that,
you've got it made. -Groucho Marx (1890-1977)
www.oinktoberfest.com
Team Gruber Mister BBQ
KCBS Citified Judge 8282
Tomorrow is just your future yesterday
Pigs On The Wing BBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 06:23 PM   #5
BBQ Central College
 
BayouChilehead's Avatar


 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Walker, La.
Posts: 407
Sapo knows that mistake all too well, like he said, put them in some baked beans!!
BayouChilehead is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 07:44 PM   #6
Wizard of Que
 
DATsBBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Galveston TX
Posts: 1,763
I feel for ya.

Its getting hard to find non-enhanced pork around here. Kings (kroger) didn't even have any fresh pork last time stopped in- all it "guarantee shot up like a junkie with upto x% solution. Guess I'm going to have start buying by the case at the butcher shop.
DATsBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2009, 08:51 PM   #7
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
bigwheel's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Foat Wuth
Posts: 9,951
I just can't figger out how come yall are so anal about this enhanced pork stuff. If it didn't make it mo betta..they wouldn't enhance it. Simple huh? The pork we get nowadays is about as flavorful as the chickens we get which is tasteless. Got to do something to make it have a little flavor. Might as well brine it. Now I had just as soon let the meat packers do it. They know how to do it mo betta than me. This is a silly thread

bigwheel
bigwheel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 12:54 AM   #8
Wizard of Que
 
DATsBBQ's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Galveston TX
Posts: 1,763
Quote:
Originally Posted by bigwheel
I just can't figger out how come yall are so anal about this enhanced pork stuff. If it didn't make it mo betta..they wouldn't enhance it. Simple huh? The pork we get nowadays is about as flavorful as the chickens we get which is tasteless. Got to do something to make it have a little flavor. Might as well brine it. Now I had just as soon let the meat packers do it. They know how to do it mo betta than me. This is a silly thread

bigwheel
They do it to extend shelf life. More opportunity to sell it at full price before it has to be marked down. Just dollars and cents and bottom line.
DATsBBQ is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 07:01 AM   #9
BBQ Centralite
 
Woodman's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mentor, Oh
Posts: 4,457
Don't worry, eventually all the people who knew what real pork tasted like will be dead.........
__________________
"I was born to cook for people"
Woodman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 08:00 AM   #10
BBQ Centralite


 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Posts: 3,323
Sam's Club carries non enhanced pork - NOT Wal Mart though!
__________________
John

"De gustibus non disputandum est,"
John A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2009, 07:12 PM   #11
Baby Back
 
bbqfans's Avatar


 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: NWOhio
Posts: 85
ENHANCED MEAT IS BULLS*IT :(-

As John says, Sam's Club has a good Spare, (the flats suck), but through Trish's habit of reading labels I have begun to watch the stuff in my purchase
Yeah, the salt or other junk squirted into the meat at the processors tend to only extend the shelf life.
I want MY flavor in the meat,not some "Scientist" on a mission to preserve meat for months...
I love to eat and want natural flavor, not a "preserved" flavor if you will... if it's Crap I want I'll go to one of the "fast food places or to an ordinary sit-down cafe that uses this stuff
Just my honest opinion!
__________________
My Arsenal includes:
1-Meco WaterSmoker
1-Brinkman SnP(side burner)
1-NewBraunsfeld RedRiver(side burner)
1-Tejas2040CC
2-burn barrels(I am a purist-wood only)
1-yellow doggie
1-three legged cat
1-wifey
**beware the O.S.D.**
-Obsessive Smoking Disorder-
Happy smokes-;}-
bbqfans is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 12:42 AM   #12
Pork Butt
 
SoEzzy's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: SLC
Posts: 178
My Grandfather always used to say, "The man that never made a mistake, never made anything"! Then he'd look at you and scratch the whiskers on his chin, tilt his head a little to the side and add, "The man that never made a mistake and learn from it, often doesn't make that many big mistakes"!

So on the bad side you made a mistake, on the good side you won't make that mistake again in a hurry, and that means you'll live a whole lot longer!
__________________
"There's no such thing as a little garlic" A. Baer


https://www.soezzy.com/

KCBS certified barbecue judge.
SoEzzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2009, 08:24 AM   #13
Official BBQ Central Mark
 
007bond-jb's Avatar


 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Baton Rouge La
Posts: 6,428
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoEzzy
My Grandfather always used to say, "The man that never made a mistake, never made anything"! Then he'd look at you and scratch the whiskers on his chin, tilt his head a little to the side and add, "The man that never made a mistake and learn from it, often doesn't make that many big mistakes"!

So on the bad side you made a mistake, on the good side you won't make that mistake again in a hurry, and that means you'll live a whole lot longer!
Well said...

SoEzzy A Bear (the cajun name) is spelt "Herbert"
__________________
BBQ Shaken Not Stirred
He who don't cook, better not complain
Why limit happy to an hour
Yes beer qualifies as an appetizer


BOY!

https://www.youtube.com/user/007bondjb
007bond-jb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 11:23 AM   #14
God O'Que
 
Unity's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Virginia near Washington DC
Posts: 2,694
Last night was leftover night, the tail-ends of 4 dinners. I went ahead and ate the hammy ribs -- it was the easiest option. They weren't bad with some Head Country Hot. That's real good sauce.

--John
__________________
Weber Smokey Mountain -- "Want authentic smokehouse flavor?"
22.5 Inch One-Touch -- "The legendary Weber kettle"
18.5 Inch Original (R.I.P.; garage mishap) -- 10 books S&H Green Stamps, 1968
Weber Performer -- Craigslist 2007
Unity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2009, 04:20 PM   #15
Pope O'Que


 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Colorado
Posts: 2,416
Quote:
Originally Posted by Unity
They weren't bad with some Head Country Hot. That's real good sauce.

--John
That is some great sauce! Ive got a gallon in my pantry.
__________________

__________________
One of the best things about my hobby is that my family and friends are fed well.
Member #1462
BBQ ........So easy a caveman could do it.....?

Never look your best friend in the eye while your makin' sausage.
dollarbill is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off







All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×