I'm going to be going on vacation to the beach in a few weeks and wanted to smoke some ribs for the family. However, our beach house only has a grill and not a smoker....and even if it did, I don't want to be tending a grill at the beach for 6+ hours. Is this a good idea,
Proposal for the 1-4-1 method:
1) Smoke the ribs at home at 220 for an 1 hr to get the smoke flavor (which is really the only time the meat is picking up the smoke flavor).
2) Wrap them in foil and refrigerate them for the trip. They'll probably be refrigerated for a day or two.
3) Resume cooking them in the oven at 220 for 4 hrs.
4) Cook on the actual grill for 1 hr to finish them off, caramelize the sauce, etc.
Has anyone ever tried anything like this? I'm obviously not going for competition quality ribs....but I don't want to make a huge disaster of them either.