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Ribs Idea, What you think?

AltonAlton Posts: 445
edited April 2013 in EggHead Forum
Took off today to watch the Master's and have some me time. Planning on smoking 2racks of ribs..rather than using a store bought rub, I'm thinking simple salt , pepper and garlic powder. Then spritzing them with a 50/50 mix of apple cider vinegar and bourbon. I plan on using a blend of pecan and apple wood for the smoke. Going to sauce one rack and leave on dry. WHAT DO YOU GUYS THINK?
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  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 577
    Good for you Alton. I'll be home watching the Master most of the day as well. As far as the ribs...I have grown to love the flavor a good rub gives them but I used to do something similar and they were great. I would use pepper and garlic (no salt) and spritz with a combo of 1 part honey, 1 part bourbon & 3 parts sprite. They were great. So if your looking for an alternative to the rub flavor, go with your plan...or a combo of both. Enjoy! Go Boom Boom Couples....wouldn't that be awesome if he won???
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 4,690
    I've done the same mix, but w. a little sugar and a dash of cayenne added. Worked just fine for some exceptionally meaty spares.

    The spritz should add a lot, altho' I'd have trouble giving the bourbon to the ribs. I've been using sharper vinegars, like sherry and champagne, and a 2 year old bottle of Bragg's apple cider vinegar w. mother. I like the boost.
  • egzillaegzilla Posts: 43
    I have become a great fan of the combination of pecan and apple wood.
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448

    Sounds good, I would also add a little Turbinado sugar and celery seed to your rub.

  • zosobao5150zosobao5150 Posts: 116
    I like some rosemary on mine...yum
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 862
    +1 on the sugar. I used 1 part sugar, 1 part black pepper and 2 parts kosher salt for years until I got into Mickey's coffee rub. The sugar caramelizes to make a healthier bark. 
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