Takeo Spikes’ Ribs

Takeo Spikes’ Ribs

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Ingredients
Ribs
Your favorite BBQ Rub
Yellow mustard
Apple juice

Instructions
Remove ribs from the fridge and begin prep work. This will take about 30 minutes to an hour.

Remove the membrane, which is a thick plastic-like skin over the boney part of the ribs. Removing this allows the smoke to penetrate the meat better. Pry up on the membrane using a knife or other sharp utensil. Then grab the membrane with a paper towel and pull it clean off.

Then apply a light coating of yellow hot dog mustard to the bony side of the ribs to help the rub to stick real good. Once the bony or bottom side of the ribs are coated with mustard and rub. Flip them over and do the same with the top side. Add a light coat of mustard then sprinkle on the rub. Not too thick but enough to cover the ribs real good. Once the ribs are coated on both sides with rub and mustard, leave them there to go get the EGG ready.

Make sure you have plenty of lump charcoal in the fire bowl. Fill it up to the top of the bowl, which is an inch or two above the air holes. Place the convEGGtor in place with the legs facing up then place the grate on top of that. If you are worried about the drippings on your convEGGtor, you can place a drip pan on it or some foil which can be easily thrown away when you’re finished cooking.

After the coals have been burning for about 7 minutes, close the dome and leave the bottom and top vents all the way open until the EGG reaches about 230°F/110°C. While the EGG is heating up, go ahead and get the ribs and place them on the grate bone side down.

Once the EGG reaches 230°F/110°C, adjust the vent at the bottom and the top to hold this temperature. For me, that means the daisy wheel at the top is only slightly cracked open at about 20% open and the bottom vent is open about ¾ of an inch or so.

This is where the 2-2-1 method of making the ribs tender really starts. Start a timer or just make note of the time because the ribs will only stay in this current configuration for 2 hours.

Once 2 hours are up, the ribs should be wrapped in heavy duty foil or an easier method is to place them in a large foil pan with foil covering the top tightly. Then place back on the EGG. Some folks put (only a little) apple juice down in the pan to create more steam and flavors. It is this steaming action that super tenderizes the ribs.

This is the 2nd step in the 2-2-1 method and lasts 2 hours, just like the first step. After 2 hours have expired with the ribs in foil or in the covered pan, remove them from the pan or foil and place them once again directly on the grates for 1 hour.

When they come out of the foil or pan, they look wet and there is no crust to speak of. The last hour on the grates dries the top a little and develops the crust on the outside that is usually desired. This is the last step and when the hour is up, the ribs are ready to slice and eat.

You will pull them off at 185-190°F/85-87°C internal temp in between the bones.

Simply Perfect Ribs

What says “Summer” like a stack of perfectly grilled ribs? Check out this recipe to take advantage of this delicious rendition yourself!

Ingredients

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– 2 racks of baby back or spare ribs
peach preserves

Rib Seasoning:
4 tbsp paprika
2 tbsp oregano
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp dry mustard
2 tbsp cumin
2 tbsp salt

Instructions

Prepare your EGG for indirect cooking by setting the convEGGtor at 300°F.

Combine all the rib seasoning spices in a bowl and mix well. Remove the membrane from your ribs and trim them as preferred. Apply the seasoning to both sides of the racks.

Place the ribs on the Rib and Roast Rack with the bone side down. Let cook for one hour. Flip the ribs and rotate the rack to its other side. Cook for another hour.

Baste the ribs in your peach preserves then wrap them in aluminum foil. Make sure to wrap tightly, so as not to allow any gaps that would promote steam. Cook for another half hour.

Unwrap the ribs and cook them directly on the grid for an additional 15 minutes to let the glaze set. Allow them to cool for 5 to 10 minutes before serving.