Well, it was a long weekend and I couldn’t stay away from the smoker this weekend. I just couldn’t resist throwin some ribs on the grill. I got a really awesome rub from Spice-Guy at www.spice-guy.com and couldn’t wait to use it. I found ribs at $6.00 a slab and got ready to have a crazy day throwdown.
It all started with preppin the ribs, I washed em down, oiled them a little, and covered generously with Spice Guy’s Rowdy Rub and even before cookin’ these things started to smell amazing. Just because I like a little heat, I added a little chili powder to em for a little extra kick.
I took these bad boys and threw em on the smoker. Now, I really wanted to use a little hickory but the only wood I had piled up and still green was some blackjack oak and it was absolutely perfect.
I let them sit on the smoker for 6 hours at about 200 degrees and they were ready to jump off the bone and right into your mouth at that point. But I like to add one last little step to ribs when I smoke em like this. I wrap them in foil, add a little pineapple juice, worchesesire sauce, and hot sauce and put them back on the smoker for 1 more hour.
When I took them off the smoker I almost didn’t need to cut em, they just came apart clean. I took the first bite of a rib and almost feinted. It was a glorious mouthgasm and I couldn’t wait to bite into another. Now, I like to sauce my ribs and almost decided not to sauce them because they were so good but I went ahead and did it anyway. I took four slabs and sauced them and 2 slabs without sauce, I don’t think anyone cared about the difference they were each equally good.
When I showed up with the ribs everybody was ready to eat. Now, I don’t know if you have ever been to a silent outdoor 4th of July party, but there was no talking anywhere, the only sounds were those of lips smacking as they got the last of the rib off the bone.
Needless to say, there weren’t any leftovers, oh well, guess I’m gonna have to BBQ again this weekend.