BBQ Ribs

  • 2 racks pork spareribs (Whole Foods has good trimmed ribs)
  • bbq rub
  • bbq sauce
  • white vinegar
  1. Coat ribs on both sides generously with rub, wrap with clear wrap, refrigerate overnight.
  2. Rinse rub from ribs with water and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Mix a little bbq sauce and white vinegar to make a finishing mop.
  4. Cover water pan with foil.
  5. Light a small amount of charcoal in a charcoal chimney.
  6. Fill charcoal chamber part way leaving a hole in the middle, like a donut.
  7. Pour lit charcoal into donut hole.
  8. Reassemble smoker and fill water pan with a hose.
  9. Cover smoker and check temperature with digital cooking thermometer.
  10. When temp is steady and between 240 and 275 arrange ribs on top grate and cover.
  11. Smoke at 240 to 275 for 3 hours.
  12. Wrap ribs in foil and return to smoker another hour.
  13. Remove ribs from smoker and let rest, still wrapped in foil for one more hour.
  14. Open foil, ribs should be done and tender.
  15. Just before serving, brush ribs with finishing mop and grill lightly on gas or charcoal grill.
  16. Serve.

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