Originally Posted by CD82
so is this an easy task ? I want to try some kind of mustard rub I guess its called a wet rub
maybe I can find one here on the forums but ive never cooked pork ribs on gas grill and I don't want to ruin my meat lol...
are ribs on gas grill better than from a smoker opinions?? Nope, better wood flavor on a smoker but you can make some great ribs on a gas grill. If your 4 burner gas grill has a warming shelf at the top, that's what you cook on since you won't have my homemade raised rack I mention below. You can also substitute any rub or sauce you want.
I have a 4 burner gas grill from lowes indirect heat or direct heat temp ideas?
Ray's Gas Grill "Fall-Off-The Bone" St Louis Style Spare Ribs
I have tried many methods of cooking ribs on my gas grill before getting a smoker. I finally realized that to get the mix of flavor and fall-off-the-bone tenderness my family desires the ribs need to be steamed at some point in the cooking process. Doing so requires a big of patience and good grill gloves to avoid being burned, but the end result is delicious.
The following recipe is written specifically for my backyard gas grill and a grill accessory I created (the raised rack). The recipe creates a sweet, tangy, flavorful rib, that falls off the bone. I use St Louis Style spare ribs. With this recipe they are done in about 2 1/2 hours. You can use the same recipe with baby back ribs, just cut the two initial cooking times by 15 minutes each.
2 rack(s) Pork spare ribs, approximately the same weight and thickness
Grill Mates Sweet and Smoky Rub
1 sweet yellow onion
Mesquite wood chips
2 cups apple cider
1 1/2 cup Sweet Baby Ray's Honey Barbeque Sauce
3/4 cup sauce sweetener: hoisin sauce, pineapple with bourbon sauce, or apricot preserves with a little bourbon added.
1. Pull the membrane off the bone side of the ribs and discard. Also trim any extra fat you can. Rub with EVOO (you can use mustard) then apply the rub.
2. Liberally apply the rub to both sides of the ribs.
3. Fill two 8x8 aluminum cake pans with about 1/2" of dry mesquite or hickory wood chips
4. Cut a sweet yellow onion into quarters and separate the layers, putting them in with the wood chips.
5. Positioned your homemade raised grill in the center of the grill and put the two chip filled cake pans under the raised grill.
6. Light the grill and bring it to full temperature.
7. Put the ribs on the grill (warming rack in your case) meat side up then turn off the outside burners. Close the lid and monitor the lid gauge, adjusting the center burner to low to keep the temp between 350 and 400.
8. Cook for 60 minutes.
9. Remove rib racks to heavy duty aluminum foil, fold up sides, add 1 cup apple cider, then seal in the foil. Return to the raised rack.
10. Cook for 45 minutes more at the same 350 to 400 temperature.
11. Mix the BBQ sauce and sauce sweetener.
12. Using a pizza pan or cookie sheet, remove the ribs, open the foil, and check the ribs. You should see about 1/2" to 3/4" draw up the bone. If not, seal and cook for another 15 minutes. Once ready, return the unwrapped ribs to the raised rack (warming rack) meat side down, then liberally add the sauce to one side.
13. Cook for 15 minutes, flip the ribs, apply the sauce to the other half, then cook for 15 minutes more.
14. Remove, let rest ten minutes, then serve.