I performed a cook of 2 racks of Memphis style ribs using a 1.7 oz. chunk of Weber Firespice apple wood. The ribs were cooked in my Smokette SM025 for prox. 4 hrs. at 225 degrees. I used a dry rub consisting of 1/2 cup kosher salt, 1/2 cup black pepper, 1/4 brown sugar. To my dissappointment they turned out somewhat bitter. What might I have done wrong?
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I probably used about 1/3 cup of my described rub for the two racks of ribs, and no, I did not soak the wood. The Memphis ribs were purchased at Costco a day before I cooked them. I suppose it's possible the Weber Firespice wood could have been skunky... don't know?
My first box of Apple chunks looked disgusting with rancid smelling smoke and a bitter taste to the food. Based on the advice of this forum, I tossed them out. I bought a new box elsewhere and they worked great. Can happen with any maker - the original chunks were purchased from Cookshack!
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Originally posted by Dan-Q:
My first box of Apple chunks looked disgusting with rancid smelling smoke and a bitter taste to the food. Based on the advice of this forum, I tossed them out. I bought a new box elsewhere and they worked great. Can happen with any maker - the original chunks were purchased from Cookshack!


Go with some new wood. Something is wrong with the wood you are using.

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