May 5, 2013
How to make Barbecue Ribs
Have you ever wondered what it takes to make smoked barbecue ribs? Better yet, how to make delicious ribs at home? If so, then wonder no more. Cooking smoked barbecued ribs sounds like a very daunting task to undertake, but with a little time and patience, making great ribs is easier to achieve; wood chips must be prepared, ribs bought and prepared, the grill fired up for smoking, and then the smoking commences.
Go down to the local hardware store to purchase the wood chips and wood for smoking. It is also necessary to purchase a two-gallon white plastic paint pail with a handle. This is for the wood chips, later on in this process. There are many different types of woods to choose from to smoke ribs: apple, cherry, maple, oak, and pecan. All work very well for the task, and each adds a unique taste to the ribs. Only two woods give the unique flavor that most are looking for, mesquite and hickory. They are the most commonly used woods. When that the right wood has been selected, buy a small bag of wood chips to match the one wood selected. The reason for this is simple; no one wants to have competing flavors on the ribs. If too much hickory or mesquite gets used, it can overpower the meat flavor of the ribs. Therefore, to combat this, purchase some apple juice. Empty the wood chips into the painter’s pail, and add the apple juice to soak. Leave them alone until later on in the process.
The next important step is to decide what type of ribs to purchase. Head down to the local grocery store with a butcher on duty, or to the local butcher shop. The butchers are there to help so do not be afraid to ask questions. Consider the number of guests. If necessary ribs come by the case, which can hold about eight to twelve slabs of ribs, depending on the weight. With so many different kinds of ribs to choose from, narrow it down to the main ones...