I'm an untrained culinary backyard BBQ type guy. so I don't always know what to make of some things. i read a few books,watch youtube and the cooking shows. also with some trial error on my inlaws. I find certain flavors i like together or on specific meats and leave it like that and move on to a new meat and flavors. Coffee is one those popular additives of late. I have see on cooking shows,eaten in restaurants,web sites etc.
I have used Coffee on red meat for a few years. a seared stake or burger is out of this world once in a while, still working it not my brisket rubs. most cowboy rubs have coffee. i like the "earthy" flavor a nice charcoal/fire cook piece of red meat takes on. i never really associated it with pork. i have flavors i put in that bucket and coffe was not one.
but I have seen recipes, read a few blogs, received jeff's newsletter and have eaten coffee bean sauce on ribs at a restaurant so i figure since i'm tearing down and rebuilding all my rubs I might give it a shot. since I'm home alone today i figured what the heck.
1 slab of baby back ribs
1 mix of my rib rub with Coffee added
1 batch of my Jack Daniels sweet and tangy BBQ sauce.
1 Vision komodo grill with lump a few pecan chunks.
1 spritz of 50/50 apple cider/juice.
I cut the ribs in half. one rack will not have any sauce so i can do a comparison of the coffee's affects on ribs.
1.Rub with a light coat of olive oil
2. apply rub. this time i added the brown sugar to the rub mix and ran it through a spice grinder and shaken up. hopefully this gets a nice even distribution of flavor. normally i coat with rub sans sugar and add sugar after wards.
3. let smoke for 3-4 hours spitz after 2hrs.
4. add coat of sauce to one ribs.
a warm up pic. results and more to follow:
as you can see the brown sugar really "melts" on the rib fast.