Meatgistics: Rib Competition
Meatgistics: Rib Competition
See who wins in this head to head to head battle of Austin, Jon and Ali! The competition this time was who can make the best St Louis Style Ribs. We chose our own ingredients, followed our own recipes and let the employees at Walton's decide the winner! Watch the video, read the guide, and then post your questions, comments or ideas for future competitions below.
So we have a few Rib videos recently showing you our favorite way to do ribs and an experiment where we tried cooking them in a crockpot with Dr Pepper! We started talking about different techniques so we decided it was time to do a competition to see who could make the best ribs! The only rule was that we would not use any sauces, everything had to be a rub or a marinade.
Austin decided to use Smokehouse BBQ Marinade as a marinade for his ribs, vacuum pack them and let them marinate overnight. Then he rubbed them with some mustard and sprinkled on a large amount of Smokehouse BBQ Rub. He then smoked them at 225° until they reached around 190°.
Ali decided to use Butter Flavored Seasoning & Marinade as a marinade for her ribs, vacuum pack them and let them marinate overnight and rubbed them with Texas Style Rump Rub. She then smoked them for 2 hours uncovered, then pulled them and wrapped them in foil then she rubbed them with Hot Pepper Bacon Jam and smoked them for 2 more hours.
Jon decided to not use an actual marinade for his ribs, but instead use the St Louis Rump Rub and add some water and Cold Phosphate to try to get them to stay juicy and marinade them overnight in a stark bucket liner. Then he rubbed them with some more St Louis Rump Rub. He then smoked them for 2 hours uncovered, then pulled them and wrapped them in foil with butter and brown sugar and smoked them for 2 more hours.
We then let the employees here at Walton’s decide the winner with a vote. Check out the video to see who won!
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Sounds and looks great. Will be saving this one.
I have made about 5 batches of summer sausage and have followed the videos, I purchased a 20 pound mixer, soak the casings, using the clear casings, stuff the casings, etc. The casings are not sticking to the meat. They look good until I shower them and let them cool, then they become very loose. I am using a cookshack smoker and it only has a quarter size hole in the top to let out moisture. Could the humidity be to high to let the casings adhere to the meat? I am using the temps per the summer sausage video. The sausage tastes fine, just trying to figure why this is happening.
Thanks im just doing it for home hobby
@loadpin dessicants in a vacuum sealed container in the freezer is really not going to do anything at all and would cause more problems. They are made with a cloth material and that material will get saturated with water/fat from the snack sticks and will end up rupturing when removing removing unthawed snack sticks from container. You do not want to use dessicants in that fashion and they really would not do anything for that anyways. If you vacuum seal your snack sticks real tight they should be great to eat without too much change in moisture for a few years. Many years ago i had dessicants and actually did this very thing for R and D and they dont work.
What really are you going for?
@tim-salois It is just an optional additive you do not need to use it but using it is going to increase your water holding capacity. This means it is going to give you a juicier (and better in our mind) product. If you are a commercial processor than you should absolutely be using it to increase your final yield.
Just be sure not to add too much as it can affect the taste if you go above the 2 oz for 25 lb of meat ratio.
@jonathon ok thanks