I hit the store hoping to pick up a fresh ham shank but they were out. Believe it or not they have them pretty regularly. I really wanted to cure something so we're going to see how a picnic does .. skin on and all. It's in a maple cure until Friday morning.
I also picked up three racks of baby backs and decided to do a sampler.
On the top is an Asian inspired rack: 5 spice powder, granulated onion, mustard powder, sugar, and salt in the rub and then honey, soy sauce, sesame oil, sushi vinegar and minced garlic in the glaze. The lower left is just my typical dressing, and the right was a dry rub - I used my beef rub, then sprayed with oil and reapplied when i glazed the others - these were particularly good.
I wasn't really thinking when i put the wood on and put a little too much .. so there was too much smoke .. but I would say regardless that the Asian inspired ribs are far better with just charcoal.