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Ok I must admit I like the flavor but as constructive critisim I think we both could work on getting the brine flavor a little deeper in the ribs... Maybe a little more time? I brine and smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving and I brine it for almost 40 hours, I think that maybe a bit much for ribs but additional time I think would help. The flavor was great and moist but closer to the bone the flavors were light. Thanks for the start... I will modify and continue using it.

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Mr. D September 06, 2011

This is a great method to cook ribs! It left them tender, juicy, and delicious, with the smoke flavor penetrating the meat. I replaced the smoking chips throughout the process to ensure a good flavor. Cooking the entire process with low heat in smoke is a superior method and you have a fabulous recipe that produces ribs to die for! Thanks, Steve!

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Sue Lau July 05, 2002

I had never heard of Brining ribs before so I had to try this one. The ribs came out just perfectly! Rich wonderful flavor. I used my Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker for these...about 260 degrees for 4 hours turning only once in the process so as to keep the temperature constant. Used dry Hickory Chunks over Briquetts. I made a Bar-B-Que sauce but no one used it! The meat was too good to drown out with sauce.

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paul_11710697 July 01, 2010

We just recently got a smoker, this is the first recipe we tried. These ribs are fantastic!! I didn't plan far enough ahead of time, so I soaked the ribs in the brine for one hour and allowed to marinate with the herb mixture for only one hour. I completely forgot to brush/serve with BBQ sauce, but they were delicious without. Thanks for the great recipe! =]

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HeatherN June 28, 2010

We loved our ribs cooked this way. Great flavored and couldn't be better!

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MeganMuffins July 16, 2009

This is an awesome recipe. We gad guests over than wont eat ribs they would not put them down Having a BBQ for Christmas feeding 50 cant wait

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JKINK62 December 09, 2008

I was looking for a good baby back rib recipe and this is it. I've made these a few times now and everyone loves them. Nobody wants me to try anything else, they always want these. I follow the recipe exactly. I alway make up sauce to go with them but everyone likes them as is. Great recipe, thanks for posting.

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BBQ365 November 20, 2008

By Hartman, I've used this recipe multiple times and it turns out great every time. I do use a little less salt and more sugar in the brine. I make a double recipe of the rub to use save cost on the fresh herbs. It stores nicely in the refrigerator. Everyone who has eaten this recipe loves it!

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hopmary October 25, 2008

Great Ribs. I don't usually brine my ribs so this was new for me. Thet were loved by all. Thank you

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MARIA MAC * June 22, 2008

I've been looking for the perfect BBQ Baby Back Ribs recipe & this is definately NOT it! Was VERY disappointed...the ribs should brine for at least 24 hours & the so-called "rub" was ghastly! Won't be doing this one again...SORRY!

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Ackman June 21, 2008
Hickory Smoked/Bbq Baby Back Ribs