Almost every cook I try to do something a little different with ribs. Trying to master my technique so to speak. I had been wrapping for a while but didn't feel like doing it yesterday. Just wanted to go with the smoker. Mostly I make my own sauce but sometimes I will go straight store bought or alter a store bought sauce. Mostly my rub is the same all the time. Sometimes I use apple, sometimes pecan, sometimes hickory.
Yesterday I think I nailed my best ribs ever.
1. My rub which is a brown sugar base that I love. Rubbed the ribs with no mustard or oil, 30 mins presmoke.
2. Didn't want a heavy sauce so I took about a half cup of Sweet Baby Rays and cut it with ACV and apple juice. Thin like a mop.
3. I usually do ribs at about 225. I ran about 250-260 the entire cook.
4. Just a few chunks of applewood the first 2 hours
5. 3 hours in began mopping the ribs about every 40 mins.
6. After 2 mops threw another chunk of apple wood on to smoke the mop a little.
7. When they passed the bend test and toothpick test I pulled them. About 5.25 hours total cook time.
Here they are. They were pull off the bone tender, not overly sticky and just full of flavor.
That's what Sundays are all about