Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 hrs 30 mins
This is the perfect recipe for a little different Rib.
- 3 racks ribs
- bourbon sauce for wrapping rib (per Wrapped Rack)
- 1⁄2 cup cherry Dr. Pepper cola
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 shots jim beam red stag Bourbon
- bourbon barbecue sauce
- 16 ounces barbecue sauce
- 10 ounces Dr. Pepper cola
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 3 shots red stag Bourbon
- First thing is pre-heating the smoker. When using the pellet smokers I like to smoke the 1st hour @ 170 - 180 degrees. At the lower temps the pellets burn cooler and produce more smoke. This will put more smoke into the meat. That said, in this case I'm cooking on my Yoder Wichita stick burner. I will build an efficient fire with 1 1/2 chimney of lump and 2 sticks of peach wood. I like to slowly bring the pit up to 230 degrees.
- We will be using a modified version of the 3-2-1 method slightly modified. We will smoke for 2.5 hours un-foiled, 1.5 hours foiled with my bourbon sauce then we will smoke for 1-1.5 hours un-foiled and sauce the ribs at the end.
- Using a butter knife and paper towel. Remove the membrane on the back of the ribs. this is very important. Paper towel allows you to grip the membrane for removal.
- Mix 1/2 cup yellow mustard with 2 tbsp honey. Coat ribs front and back with this honey mustard mix. Shake on a light amount of garlic powder. Apply generous amounts of John Henry's Bourbon Rub. Don't over do it. Sprinkle on a liberal amount of brown sugar. Don't be shy with the brown sugar. Rub it in real good.(Bring to a simmer over medium heat then cool.)
- Smoke ribs for 2.5 hours @ 230 - 235 degrees. Mist ribs with Cherry Dr. Pepper once after 1.5 hours. After 2.5 hours, remove ribs and place on thick foil. in a cup mix 1/2 cup cherry Dr. Pepper and 2 shots of Jim Beam Red Stag Bourbon.
- Pour entire bourbon mix over ribs meat side down. Wrap foil around ribs tightly. Perform the foiling steps to each rack of ribs and place them back into smoker meat side down. Cook another 1.5 hours then remove the ribs from the tin foil and place them back in the smoker meat side up. At this point the ribs will be infused with the bourbon sauce.
- Smoke @ 230 - 235 degrees for another 1 - 1.5 hours. Keep an eye on them. Using tongues grab the ribs from one end and grabbing in towards the middle. As you lift the ribs they should bend and the neat should appear to tear but should not fall off the bone. You should be able to slight twist a bone without the bone twisting loose.