I have prepared 4 racks of ribs tonight for smoking on my homemade vertical gasser. Two of the racks are for my buddy that lent me his MiG welder to make the smoker and the other two are for my family. Lots of ribs going on here because these back ribs came in at well over 13lbs for the four racks. For preparation I used:
I prepped them and rubbed the ribs then wrapped them for overnight in the refrigerator. I let them sit on the counter to warm up for 20 minutes then in the smoker they went. before i closed up the door, I loaded some more of the rub on the meat and gave them a good dose of honey. I used the 2-2-1 method and they came out perfect.
Here they are going in ( 4 racks cut in half )
Along the way I hit them with a spray of apple juice concentrate. I tried this instead of using just plain apple juice. I bought one can of frozen concentrate and used it straight up on the meat. It worked out well. After 2 hours in the smoke, I wrapped them in foil, put a little of the left over concentrate in each rack and added a little water and sealed them tight. From there they went in the oven @ 250 for 2 hours
Here they are on the grill after coming out of the oven. I put them on the grill @ 225 for one hour all sauced up. For a sauce I used sweet baby rays, a good dose of honey, minced garlic and a couple ounces of Appleton's rum. The sauce came out very sticky after the hour on the BBQ. The combination of the hot spices, the rum and the sweetness of the sauce was outstanding. One of my best efforts yet.
Here are the ribs on the BBQ for one hour
Along with the ribs I made stuffed potato that also turned out great.
Got a call from my buddy to thank me for the food and he said he had never had ribs that good or meaty... I will definitely make these the same way again for sure.
Thanks for looking