Sunday, August 15, 2021

Spare Ribs and Corn

As usual, I barbequed this past Sunday. A family favorite ... Spare Ribs.

Spare Ribs are certainly a time commitment, but well worth the effort. 

Not only does it provide a delicious dinner, but I always cook a couple of large racks, which always results in left-over that I can enjoy as lunches the following week.

For the first time in quite awhile, I used the Weber Rib Rack to smoke these ribs.

I guess I still have not decided on the best way to smoke my ribs.

I also made Corn on the Cob. I am still in the process of fine-tuning grilling corn. I think I'm close.

I found a new way to use the Vortex. I suspect that this isn't part of how its designers intended it to be used, but I used it to set the charcoal along the side of the kettle in order to use the minion method of low-and-slow. 

I think this is great for ribs. It seems to be perfect for 6 hours of smoking at 250 degrees.

While the ribs were going, I soaked the corn for a few hours.

I let the ribs cook at about 250ish with charcoal and hickory chunks for about 3 hours.

When they were a nice color, I wrapped them and put back on the kettle for another coupled of hours.

About 45 minutes before dinner, I set up the smaller kettle to cook the corn.

After cooking the ribs wrapped for 2 hours, I took them out and sauced them. I let them cook for 45 minutes or so.

In the meantime, I cooked the corn for 30 minutes or so indirect in the husks on the kettle.

Then, I took the corn out of the husks, and grilled it directly over the coals for a few minutes.

The corn and the ribs turned out fantastic.

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