We celebrate the kids' birthdays with a family dinner. The birthday person gets to pick what the dinner menu will be. This time around my son chose pork ribs. This menu requires an afternoon hanging out with my Brinkmann Smoker. There are people (here's one!) out there that are more knowledgeable about cooking with smoke. I will report the products I used last weekend and let it be an introduction. Scour the internet for smoking methods and hone your BBQ skills, but most importantly enjoy!
Pork spareribs(6 racks or two cryo packs) from Costco
Dry rub recipe from Steven Raichlen
Wood Chips from Jack Daniels soaked. I normally use apple-wood chips.
Kingsford Competition Briquets
The ribs stayed in the smoker for almost three hours. At that time I ran out of charcoal and the ribs were not done so I loaded them into the oven, covered with foil and baked them at 250 degrees for another couple of hours until they were done. I removed the foil and kicked the temperature up to 450 for about thirty minutes to finish. The result was freaking great! We all ate our fill and the kids got some ribs to go. Happy Birthday!
Pork Ribs with macaroni and cheese.