Today is gonna be a busy day. Went to the store earlier to pick up a few odds and ends and some things to make my bbq sauce. I'm gonna do a rack of baby backs along with a beer can chicken. Its just me with my two boys today so needless to say its going to be a culinary adventure. My kids LOVE to learn about food, how it is prepared and of course, how it TASTES! I rubbed the BB's around midnight last night and have them sitting out right now while the cooker gets to temp. I am going to cook these around 250 today, no foil and no spritzing. Just a drip pan underneath with apple juice, cider vinegar and water. Here is what the ribs look like rubbed up
While I was out I stumbled on this beer store I have heard so much about. They have all kinds of microbrews, and 30 beers on tap. They do tastings every Wednesday and since it was my first time there, I got a free Yuengling Lager Draft. . . . cant beat that!!
As you can see I couldn't wait to get into these beers. I poured myself a glass while firing up the smoker
For the ribs I am using some pecan chunks and apple. I am also doing the beer can chicken so I will use Oak and Apple for that cook
This is the base for my bbq sauce. I am also adding a little bit of lemon grass, minced garlic and 1 yellow onion.
After simmering for an hour, I'll put the sauce through a strainer, reserving only the liquid. It tastes amazing. . . . the lemongrass was an awesome fit for this sweet/tangy sauce.
I just put the ribs on, so I'll be back later with some pics of the progress and the finished product. Thanks for stopping by!