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Old 12-13-2008, 08:32 AM   #11
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Bacardi, what are your ribs like when they are done? Are they tough??? Two hours in foil, even with steam leaks, should yield ribs that are pretty close to falling off the bone.

I only foil ribs for an hour these days (or not at all), since HD foil is TOO effective in steaming them. I don't like ribs falling off the bone.

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They're falling off the bone, the way I like them.

I'm wondering if the foil retards the cooking process more than an oven bag...Thinking with an oven bag, if I could have 3-2-1 textured ribs ready an hour sooner
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Old 12-13-2008, 09:09 AM   #12
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Foiling ribs will gain you about an hour in cook time....

A 100% Seal is not necessary to achieve the results you want....

I almost never foil...When/If I do....45 minutes tops....No more!!!!!

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Thinking with an oven bag, if I could have 3-2-1 textured ribs ready an hour sooner
What's the hurry???
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Old 12-13-2008, 10:01 AM   #13
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Foiling ribs will gain you about an hour in cook time....

A 100% Seal is not necessary to achieve the results you want....

I almost never foil...When/If I do....45 minutes tops....No more!!!!!



What's the hurry???
My hurry? I'm generation Y, lol! We require instant gratification! Also I do have an electric smoker, therefore knocking an hour off may lower my electric bill 63 cents!

Everyone seems to evade the point...

Would an oven bag knock lets say an hour off the cooking time? :)
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:27 AM   #14
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I don't think anyone is evading the question/point ------- I don't think anyone (so far) knows the answer....I would guess the bag may work as well as the foil...knocking off about an hour of cook time....Why don't you give it a trial run and let everyone know the results .... If you have time........

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Post 4 uncle bob :)
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:53 AM   #16
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I look forward to your report!!


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Old 12-13-2008, 09:29 PM   #17
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What's the problem? throw some foil around the ribs and be done with it. No pure seal, so what? quick tip, don't load too many ribs in foil. I tend to do 3 half slabs or two whole slabs in foil. Most of the times it takes two layers of foil. I've never worried about a perfect seal.

If your ribs aren't coming out well because you think the foil isn't sealed then you are doing it wrong
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:14 AM   #18
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What's the problem? throw some foil around the ribs and be done with it. No pure seal, so what? quick tip, don't load too many ribs in foil. I tend to do 3 half slabs or two whole slabs in foil. Most of the times it takes two layers of foil. I've never worried about a perfect seal.

If your ribs aren't coming out well because you think the foil isn't sealed then you are doing it wrong
The problem is that no one is reading the entire thread, lol...My ribs are coming out great...I think I can shave some time off by using plastic vs foil and wanted to know if anyone has tried it... :)
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:30 AM   #19
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bacardi .. i dont see how using the oven bags would
reduce the time .. it seems they would do basically the
same thing as foil .. i have not tried it but i might ..
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:36 AM   #20
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bacardi .. i dont see how using the oven bags would
reduce the time .. it seems they would do basically the
same thing as foil .. i have not tried it but i might ..
As I've said in the tread already...

My thoughts, which may logical sense but may not be accurate...

Foil doesn't yield a 100% seal, waste of efficiency...Foil reflects heat...
Plastic bag yields a 100% seal and doesn't reflect any energy...

And again, as I said in post four, I'm going to try it during my next smoking session and post the outcome...
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