This is more of a method than a recipe. Just my 30+ years experience of smoking meat. I have added many pictures to show my method. You can totally cook this outside, but it’s a great cheat when the weather is cold.
- 3-4 Pound Slab of Baby Back Ribs
- Your Favorite Seasoning Rub
- Plain Prepared Yellow Mustard
- 3 Handfuls Wood Chips Soaked (I like hickory)
- 4-5 Tablespoons Butter or Margarine
- 8-12 Ounces Your Favorite Beer
- 1/4 Cup Dark or Light Brown Sugar
- 275 Degrees Preheated Oven
- as Needed Heavy Duty Foil
Liberally season both sides of your ribs with seasoning rub. Liberally coat both sides with yellow prepared mustard. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.
The next day, let the ribs come to room temperature. Meanwhile prepare your smoker. Soak your wood chips in warm water for around an hour. Let smoker heat up to around 225 degrees.
Place meat cup side up and let smoke with wood chips for 1.5 to 2 hours. I add a big handful of chips about every 30 minutes. Not trying to cook the meat at this point, just to get a nice smoke flavor.
Using double layer heavy duty tin foil, sprinkle the bottom with brown sugar and dot with the butter. Pour in enough beer to cover the bottom. Place ribs in cup side up and fold in foil to create a packet. The beer, brown sugar and butter will create your sauce.
Let cook in oven for approximately 2.5 to 3 hours. Ribs will be done when a fork easily pokes into the meat.
Let ribs rest around 30 minutes. Slice in-between the bones. Plate as you like and pour the juice’s left in the foil all over the ribs. Serve and enjoy. Message me with any questions you might have.
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