So this weekend will be my maiden voyage into smoking. I plan to do a couple slabs of baby back ribs, low and slow according to Homer. I've listened to both Homer shows on the session and copied down the ingredients for the dry rub:
Pepper ( Quite a bit )
My question is, what proportions do you think are best for this rub. He did say to use quite a bit of pepper, but I'd hate to over power the spices too much.
I do plan to use vinegar and mustard on them as well. Damn I'm getting hungry already.
Also, how often do you baste them, every 1/2 hour? Ever hour?
1tablespoon Celery Salt
1tablespoon Chili Powder
1/4 cup Paprika
1/4 cup Brown Sugar
1/4 cup White Sugar
you might add 1 teaspoon cayenne for a bit of a kick
Some might do this different but this is the way I do it in TEXAS (which I believe is the right way
) I put the rub on the ribs and let them sit for several hours then, I sear them. Just a quick high heat sear to seal the rub in. As far as basting, I try to baste often because the ribs tend to dry out quickly. So maybe every 15 to 20 minutes.
Just keep your fire low, soaking some wood chips in water will help keep the fire low. If you can start soaking some wood chips the day before you start. This being said it depends on the kind of smoker you use.
Now get ready for 1000 other ways to do it