Shake 'n' Smoke Ribs

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Shake 'n' Smoke Ribs

Post by Hippieforever99 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:34 am

DRY RUB

2/3 cup dark brown sugar packed
1/4 cup paprika
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon white pepper
2 teaspoons coriander ground
1 teaspoon salt

THE MOP

1 tablespoon butter
1 each medium onion grated
8 each cloves garlic minced
1 12 oz can tomato paste
1 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup molasses
1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
3 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon dry mustard

The main requirement is the ability to maintain the cooking chamber temperature between 180 and 250F and the cooker must have a water pan to maintain the humidity close to 100%. Add all of the ingredients for the rub into a Ziploc bag and mix thoroughly. Add the ribs shake thoroughly to ensure complete covering of the ribs and store in the refrigerator overnight. About 5 1/2 - 6 hours before you plan on serving the ribs, fire up the smoker and make the sauce. To make the sauce, sauté the onion and garlic in a little oil until golden brown. Then add the remaining ingredients and stir frequently until everything is totally dissolved. Cook on simmer for about 30 minutes. Once the cooker has settle down to a good bed of coals, place the ribs on the grill over a pan of cold water. Let smoke, covered and undisturbed for about 2 hours. At that point, open the smoker lid and basted the ribs well with the mop, taking this opportunity to check the coals in the fire pan and the liquid level in the water pan. Replenish as needed, adding wet wood for plenty of smoke as well. Cook the ribs for 3 hours more, turning and basting them after 1 hour and again after 2 hours. As always in smoke cooking, precise timing is not terribly important here. Just keep the smoke up and the temperature between 180 and 240F and be liberal with your mopping. By the end of their 5 hours on the grill, the ribs will have long since reached the required internal temperature of 185 for fresh pork, but you can't overdo ribs by smoking, and the long, slow cooking will have rendered them tender to a tee. About 10 minutes before you are ready to serve the ribs, treat them to a final mop, letting it set to a tantalizingly rich glaze over what may be the most succulent ribs you've ever tasted.
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