Prep 20 mins
Cook 40 mins
This delicious recipe will blow you away
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- 1 tablespoon white sugar
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon white pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 (12 ounce) can beer, at room temperature
- 1⁄4 cup butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon liquid crab boil concentrate
- 1 tablespoon louisiana hot sauce
- 2 st. louis-cut sparerib racks
- To make the rub, in a small bowl, mix together paprika, salt, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, thyme, oregano, cumin, black pepper, white pepper, and cayenne pepper. Set aside.
- To make the liquid seasoning, in a medium bowl, whisk together beer, butter, Worcestershire sauce, liquid crab boil, and Louisiana-style hot sauce. Set aside.
- Remove membrane from back of each rack of ribs and trim meat of excess fat. Season ribs liberally with rub all over.
- Fire up smoker or grill to 225°F, adding chunks of smoking wood when at temperature.
- When wood is ignited and producing smoke, place ribs in smoker or grill, meat side up.
- Smoke until ribs darken to a deep rusty red color, about 3 hours.
- Lay each rack of ribs on top of a sheet of extra-large heavy duty aluminum foil; tilt foil edges upward.
- Pour half of liquid seasoning over each rack of ribs, then seal ribs in foil and place back on smoker or grill for 1 hour.
- Open one end of foil and pour liquid seasoning into a small bowl and reserve.
- Remove ribs from foil and place back in smoker and continue to cook until ribs have a slight bend when lifted from one end, 1-2 hours more.
- Remove ribs from smoker, brush with reserved liquid seasoning. Serve immediately.