Can Only Time Tell: How to Tell If Ribs Are Done?

From cooking time to the toothpick test, there are numerous tricks that allow you how to tell if ribs are done. To be perfectly honest, even seasoned cooks and pitmasters have a tough time tell when pork ribs are done. And, I say this as a veteran chef! However, over the years I have tried […]

When to Wrap Pork Butt: Your Hack to Smoking Meltingly Tender Pulled Pork

You should wrap your pork butt when the internal temperature stops rising – typically when the temp is between 150°F and 170°F. Wrapping pork butts is a popular method of avoiding what’s known as “the stall.” The stall is when a large cut of meat holds its internal temperature steady for hours, which can drive […]

Pork Shoulder Brine: Your Ultimate Guide

To dry brine, use ½ teaspoon of Kosher salt per pound of meat or ¼ teaspoon of table salt. To wet brine, combine 1 tablespoon of Kosher salt per cup of water. Use enough water to submerge the pork shoulder completely. A brine helps maintain the moisture in the meat throughout the cooking process. Brining […]

The Top Pro Tips to Reheat Pork Tenderloin

There are four ways that you can reheat pork tenderloin: on the stovetop, in a slow cooker, in the oven, and in the microwave. Even as an experienced chef I used to dread reheating pork tenderloin. Luckily for you, I have managed to perfect my methods over the years and are now ready to share […]

The Ideal Pulled Pork Temperature: Your Key to Flavorful Meat

I aim for an internal temperature between 195°F and 204°F for pulled pork – a thermometer probe or toothpick should slide in and out easily. Usually, I find that 203°F is the sweet spot for me. I have been smoking pulled pork for over a decade, both at home on my Big Green Egg and […]

Smoking Baby Back Ribs 2-2-1 Style: How to Get It Perfect

Smoking baby back ribs 2-2-1 refers to how many hours each step of the process will take. Smoke unwrapped baby backs for two hours, then wrap them tightly in aluminum foil (add some butter or liquid to take your ribs to the next level) and cook for another two hours. Then, unwrap the ribs and […]

How to Tell if Pork is Bad: Reading the Signs

There are several indicators that your pork is spoiled, and the most prominent sign is that it’s covered in slime. There are more ways to tell pork is bad other than being past the packaging’s expiration date. These include discoloration, a foul odor, and packaging that’s puffing. I had to learn how to tell if […]

Beef Ribs vs Pork Ribs: Comparing the Favorites

From size to taste to cooking methods, there are plenty of differences between beef ribs and pork ribs. I come from a big barbecue family so I learned all about ribs well before I entered culinary school. Of course, my professional experience also helped me to differentiate between beef ribs vs. pork ribs even more! […]

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