Spare Ribs with Root Beer Glaze

Discussion in 'Pork' started by flyboys, Sep 11, 2014.

  1. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Cut and rubbed two racks of ribs last night with A homemade Pigs Worst Nightmare rub. Saran wrapped and sat in the fridge all night. Put the ribs and skirt meat on the smoker. Ribs will be for dinner tonight and the skirt meat will be for a future chili.
    The root beer glaze is as follows and reduced on the stove.
    1 cup room temp root beer
    1/2 cup brown sugar
    1/4 cup ketchup
    1 tblspn Dijon mustard.

    I'm smoking them in my UDS at 250. My plan is to spritz with Apple Juice and Captn Morgans after two hours. I'm not going to foil either.
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Sounds tasty!!!
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I will be watchin.
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Will be interested in hearing an honest opinion on the RB glaze. I've come to really enjoy a good RB on the days I work in a hot box kitchen and have been thinking of using it in a glaze. Nothing new, I know, but I haven't gottn around to it yet....I know many have used RB or Doc Pepper on hams and such.....Willie
  5. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Dirtsailor, I'll let you know.

    Hopefully for not too much longer, I'm getting hungry and want them done now!

    I've never tried this before either, it just sounded really interesting. It smelled good on the stove, but I will definitely give you my honest opinion.
  6. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Forgot to mention that I'm smoking it over hickory and apple.
    3 hours in and I'm getting some good pull back. The uds is like a smoking microwave.

    I threw some potatoes on as well.

  7. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Glaze time.

    aceoky likes this.
  8. Looks GREAT! Nice ans sticky.

    Happy smoken.

  9. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wow, looks like a winner !
  10. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  11. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Mule!

    Thanks Crazymoon!

    And sticky!
  12. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Chef Willie, I thought the glaze was good. It was very sweet, so those who don't have a sweet tooth may not like it. My rub is sugar heavy too though, so keep that in mind. The kids aren't big spicy fans, so I usually keep it on the sweet side, unless it's for me and my wife. The cool thing was that the root beer taste came through. That's what I was shooting for. I would definitely recommend it to anyone. Let me know if you decide to try something like that.
    I'll get the final pics posted in a few.
  13. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Total cook time was about 4 hours at 250. They were nice and juicy without foiling. I think I have converted to a non foiler. Here's the final pics of our dinner tonight, thanks for looking!
  14. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

  15. aceoky

    aceoky Smoking Fanatic

  16. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Oooooo , nice [​IMG][​IMG]

    have fun and . . .
  17. Interesting, thanks for sharing.  What brand of root beer did you use?
  18. flyboys

    flyboys Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Aceoky!

    Thanks Oldschoolbbq!

    Thanks Kentuckycal, I just used regular A&W, I would imagine any kind would work though
  19. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good to know....I'm not against sweet, can often be balanced with some crushed red peppers...LOL.....thx
  20. Man that's so cool. Gunna have to try. I love hickory and apple on ribs. I bet using a rb BBQ sauce glaze would be awesome.

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