takes some time but worth it. these are grilled not smoked. total cooking time is about 3 hours
1/2 cup sugar in the raw
1/4 cup salt
2 Tbsp paprika
1 Tbsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1/2 Tbsp onion powder
1/2 Tbsp ground cumin
1/2 Tbsp chili powder
1/2 tsp dry mustard
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp ground allspice
combine in a bowl and mix well.
for the ribs
2 slabs baby back ribs
1 recipe BBQ rub
1/4 cup honey
2/3 cup apple juice
1-4 hours before cooking peel the membrane of the ribs and coat with the rub pressing it into the meat. place in teh fridge until cooking time
heat the grill to 280-300 indirect heat
place the ribs,meaty side up on the grate and cook for 1 hour. turn over and cook 30 minutes more.flip again and cook another 15-30 minutes until nicely carmelized and golden brown. Transfer to a platter
set out 2 doubles sheets of aluminum foil,big enough to wrap each slab.
place each slab on it own piece of foil.
drizzle the honey over the 2 slabs.
add 1/3 cup apple juice to each foil packet before sealing .
seal the packets and return to the gril for 30-45 minutes until the ribs are very tender.
remove the foil.
turn the heat up to 375-400 in the BBQ.
coat each side with BBQ sauce
cook for 5 minutes,flip and cook 5 minutes more