How Competition Cooks Prepare Ribs
From the kitchen of Kevin Taylor, the BBQ Guru
First of all understand, we use "smokers" when we compete, but I will give directions for cooking ribs in the oven. The only thing missing will be that nice smoky flavor…that can be added by simply putting a small amount of liquid smoke into your sauce.
The secret to GREAT ribs is to cook them at low temps for long periods of time. In competition, we cook all of our meats at 225 degrees F and it takes 6 hours for ribs, 10-12 hours for pork butts and up to 18 hours for brisket. Not to worry, I will show you how to do it in around 3 hours!