We had a new BJ's Wholesale club open locally and when we went to check it out, we found some really nice looking ribs. They were packaged two slabs per pack and were only about $25 for the pack. It sure didn't take long to get them into the cart in anticipation of warmer weather on the way.
When we heard the forecast that said it was going to be sunny and in the low 60's, it sure didn't take long to get the smoker out and the ribs thawing. This will be the first smoke since Christmas.
This is the first slab almost ready for the rub.
The second slab almost ready for the rub.
The rub all ready to go. it's made from:
Powdered honey (man I love this stuff!!!)
Once it is all mixed together I like to run it through a electric coffee grinder that turns it into fine rub that is almost like powder.
Here are the ribs waiting for the smoker to get up to temp. I had to split each slap in two to fit them into the smoker.
They have been in the smoker for about 2 hours now and they sure smell awesome. I did try something a little different this time for the smoke. I am using some hickory chips and some plain old lump charcoal in the chip tray. The other thing was that I added some cola to the water tray to see it that made any discernible difference in the flavor of the ribs.
Hope to have a few more pics in a couple of hours.