Stout Smoked Ribs with Easy DIY Smoker. Once you make ribs this way, you’ll never go back!
I’m having one of those days. You have them too, I know you do.
When you feel like you’re failing at everything, like you aren’t where you’re supposed to be, like if people really knew you weren’t as sparkly as your Instagram feed suggest they may run away screaming. I don’t even think this feeling, these days, are necessarily bad. It’s just a reminder that we can do better, that the average days aren’t the summation of who we are, that we are capable of more. I heard this quote and decided to just be OK with these days:
“Only the mediocre are always at their best” –Jean Giraudoux
For some reason, this made me feel better. Being at a low just means that there is a high. We just need to figure out how to be more open about these days, instead of forcing all the focus on the highs and disappearing when the low hits. It’s OK. We are all here more often than we admit. I am, and I know you are, too. The highs are easier to share, the pictures take themselves. Let’s just learn how to share a bit of the average, just to make sure that we all see that we aren’t as different as we think we are.
You’ll need this Stout Beer Barbecue Sauce for this recipe.
- 2 cups smoker wood chips
- 2 cups stout beer
- Large baking sheet
- Wire rack
- Large disposable aluminum baking dish
- Disposable grill pan (make sure it fits into the baking dish)
- 3 lbs pork ribs
- dry rub
- Stout barbecue sauce (recipe link above)
- Add the wood chips to a large bowl. Cover with beer until completely covered. Wood chips will absorb beer, make sure they are fully covered at all times. Soak for 2 hours and up to 24.
- Preheat a grill to the lowest setting (hopefully 250-350F).
- Add the chips to the baking sheet in an even layer, add a few tablespoons of the smoking liquid. Cover with the wire rack.
- Poke several holes in the sides (not the bottom) of the disposable baking dish. Put the grill pan on top of the baking dish.
- Dry rub the ribs, place on top of the grill pan. Cover well with aluminum foil, making sure that there is no space for the smoke to escape.
- Place the smoker on the grill, close the cover. Allow to cook until the meat is tender and falling off the bone, about 2 hours.
- Remove from the grill, turn the grill on high. Brush the ribs with the Barbeque sauce, add the ribs directly to the grates, grilling for about 3 minutes per side.
- Cut into individual ribs, serve immediately.
Depending on the size of your rib rack, you may need to construct two smokers.