Its a little known fact that BBQ ribs are the most delicious food in the world. The following recipe is mostly stolen from the "Apple City Barbecue Grand World Championship Ribs" recipe found in Peace Love and Barbecue.
- Magic Dust
- Apple City BBQ Sauce
- 3 Racks of BBQ Spare Ribs (American style)
- Hickory or Apple wood smoking chips
Build a nice fire and burn down coals until white hot. Around 20-30 large coals should do the trick. With the BBQ lid closed, the temperature should stabilize at about 100 degrees centigrade.
Place wood chips in a bucket of warm water, and a splash of apple cider vinegar.
With a sharp knife, clean up the ribs, removing any excess fat or dangly bits. Cover ribs with the magic dust and set aside for 30 minutes.
Place ribs on the BBQ bone side down, cooking over indirect heat (e.g. move the coals from being under the meat). Add a handful of the wet chips to start the smoking.
Cook ribs for about 6 hours, turning each hour or so.
In the last 10 minutes of cooking, lather top side of the ribs with the BBQ sauce and leave for about 10 minutes, before doing the other side and leaving for a further 10 minutes.
Remove from the grill, adding more BBQ sauce and leave to rest for about 10 minutes.
I had every intention of photographing the final result, but they looked too damn good, so I just ate them instead.