Category Charcoal

Teaching Kids to rub ribs (pt. 2)

In the first post of this series, we taught the young’uns to prepare country style ribs for the grill. After choosing their favorite rub, they applied it, put the ribs in bags and let them sit in the fridge for a day. The result was two fold, we had a lot of fun together and the ribs got well seasoned. Once the ribs had marinated for a day, it was time to teach them the second half of the process.

Lit lump charcoal in Weber chimney

Weber charcoal chimney with lit lump charcoal

Since I had decided to let these ribs grill or smoke for an hour or so longer than normal I chose to use some hardwood lump charcoal from Cowboy Charcoal. This charcoal has been burning a little cooler than some of the briquettes in our testing, but it tends to burn longer which makes it a great choice for this application.

We stuffed the bottom of ou...

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Country Style Ribs for Mother’s Day

Around here, Mother’s Day requires two rituals. Doting on mother’s and grilling. Actually the second is really an extension of the first. In the past grilling has mostly been the steaks, burgers, and dogs variety in an effort to feed everyone and settle down for some relaxing conversations and antics of children playing around us. OK, the antics are not always relaxing.

This year a few things came together and I decided to do a little early Mother’s Day grilling. The first thing that happened was the good folk over at KA-Ranch sent us some dry rubs and seasonings for evaluation. The second was some “Country Style” pork ribs I picked up. The third was simply perfect grilling weather.

I rubbed half the ribs with KA-Ranch “Trail Dust” seasoning and the other half with “Big Cow Creek” rub...

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