Friends don’t let friends fry wings. Spread the word, wings belong on the grill. The texture is fantastic, and the flavor is in a whole other league. This concept is simple, really, but doing it right will make all the difference. The breakdown goes like this: brine, rub, grill, sauce. Brining adds flavor and will help you retain moisture.
Backyard cooks, competition pit masters and BBQ enthusiasts often have an opinion on which method is better, and we frequently find that it’s fairly evenly divided. Both methods have their advantages, and both should be celebrated. Today we’ll cover the simple process of dry smoking ribs so you can discover for yourself your opinion and perhaps your preference.
All Things Barbecue’s staff chef, Tom Jackson, shows you how to trim St. Louis Style Spare Ribs and walks you through the process of smoking, wrapping and saucing them. We smoked these ribs on a Yoder Smokers YS640 Pellet Smoker and used R Butts R Smokin’ Butt Kick’n Chicken and Ozark Heat rubs 50/50. We then sauced them with a 50/50 blend of a sweer BBQ sauce and Firebug Grill’n Sauce Hot.