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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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Teaching kids to rub ribs (pt. 1)

Prepping RibsWith all the grilling and testing that goes on around here some of the young’uns have gotten bit by the grilling bug. It is little wonder that some of them have started wanting to try their hands at grilling. Things really started taking off with the outstanding success of “S’more-dillas“. Today a couple of the young’uns asked if they could season some ribs. Not being one to want to disappoint the kids and seeing a great opportunity to do a little teaching I told them each to choose a rub. One of them chose the KA-Ranch Big Cow Creek rub that we have been testing. The other went straight for another KA-Ranch rub that we have been testing, Trail Dust.

Applying rub to ribs

Applying rub to Country Style Ribs.

Since this was a teachable moment I decided to have the kids do everything from getting the meat out of t...

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