If you’ve never smoked ribs at home before, this is a great starter recipe. Once you master this technique, it can become the foundation to your rib recipe.
Char Glazed Ribs
Char glazed ribs are smoked low and slow at first, then finished with a glaze over direct charcoal heat. The two-step cooking process leaves the ribs tender, caramelized, and full of flavor.
The beauty of this recipe is that you can cook the ribs a day or two before you plan on serving them, then finish them on the grill right before you want to eat. You can use Killer Hogs seasonings, or your favorite combination of flavors.
Use any smoker you have available. Make sure to spray the ribs with apple juice, to keep them from getting dry. Wrapping the ribs in butcher paper also helps to keep in moisture.
2 Saint Louis spare ribs
1/4 cup Killer Hogs AP Rub (or your favorite rub)
1/4 cup Killer Hogs The BBQ Rub (or your favorite rub)
1 1/2 cups apple juice
1/2 cup Killer Hogs The BBQ Sauce (or your favorite BBQ sauce)
1/2 cup Killer Hogs Vinegar Sauce (or your favorite vinegar sauce)
1 to 2 cherry wood
unwaxed butcher paper
Prepare a smoker for indirect cooking at 250 degrees F (121 degrees C). Add 1 to 2 chunks cherry wood to hot coals for the smoke flavor.
Remove the membrane from each rib and trim excess fat. Season on both sides with the rubs.
Place each rib on the smoker and cook for 2 hours, spritzing with apple juice every 30 minutes.
Wrap each rib in butcher paper and place back on the smoker for 1 1/2 hours, or until tender.
Rest the ribs for at least 1 hour or in the refrigerator overnight.
Prepare a charcoal grill for directly grilling over medium-high heat.
Combine both sauces and brush over the back side of each rib. Place directly on the cooking grate, bone side-down, and brush the meat side with sauce.
Grill for 3 to 4 minutes on each side, then serve.