Grill pork ribs is a delicious BBQ food that shouldn’t miss in the summer!
I received similar question from customer who bought their new grill on how they can make great use of the grill to barbecue pork rib.
There several ways to grill it and today I will share with you 1 of the basic way to grill a pork rib.
If you are using a gas grill, you probably need a grill with 2 burners. And previously, we have a gas grill buying guide to help you choose the right grill size.
Additionally, I am going to show you how you can actually smoke on a gas grill (without the need of a charcoal grill!).
So this is what you will need for grilling a pork rib:
- Pork ribs
- Rib rub (your preferred brand)
- Your favorite BBQ sauce
- 120 ml of apple juice
- Aluminum foil
- Wood chips or chunks for smoke
Prepare the rib
Most ribs need to be take care of before grilling. You need to do some basic trimming to remove excess fat or bone. But do it at moderate level and don't cut off all the fat!
Next wash the ribs and dry it.
After which, it’s time for the rub. Rib rub is to add flavor to the meat and leave it for about 30 minutes before grilling.
You need to rub evenly on the rib, front and back.
Don't worry you will rub too much. The natural moist of the rib will hold the right amount of rubs.
Prepare the smoke
For this time, we are going to give the pork rib some smoke flavor for an add on taste. The easiest way is to use wood chips.
Place about 1/2 cup of damp wood cup on a piece of foil and wrap it. Poke some holes through the foil for the smoke to come out.
Prepare the grill
We have a video that shows you how to make your own smoke ball for gas grill.
So before you start grilling, place the foil of wood chips under the cooking grate of the grill (best to be as close to the burner as possible).
Preheat the grill till the wood starts to show combustion. You will probably see smoke coming out from the holes.
Now you can turn the heat down and get ready to place your rub rib on the grill.
Now you need indirect heat to cook the ribs. This is to prevent them from drying up or overcook.
So place the rib on the grill and close the lid. If your ribs is long till it hit near to the hot burner side, make sure you either place it on a diagonal position or rotate the rib occasionally to prevent burn.
The temperature you need to hold on is about 150 degrees c.
Let the rib cook for 30 mins without opening the lid. You will notice some smoke coming out from the grill and that’s fine.
Make it juicy
After 30 mins of grilling, check if the ribs appear any raw on the surface. If there is, continue for another 10 to 15 mins to make sure the rib is browned all sides.
When it’s ready, we are going to steam the ribs with apple juice!
Use the foil and wrap the ribs, making sure it is tightly wrap. Then pour in the apple juice.
Leave the ribs on indirect heat grill for another 30 mins and increase the grill temperature to 375 degrees c.
Close the lid and let the apply juice boil and sip into the rib, making it juicy and tender!
It is best to unwrap the foil and check if the ribs are completely browned and mostly cooked. If not, you can grill it for another 10 to 15 mins.
The final grilling step is to add the traditional authentic barbecue flavor to the grill.
For me, I will add my favorite BBQ sauce for a richer taste.
Set the grill to about 250 degree c and place the rib on the grill.
Coat the sauce on the good rib once side of the rib once at at time. Then you close the lid and cook for 5 mins.
Open the lid to flip the rib and coat the sauce. Close the lid and cook for 5 mins.
Do the same procedure till you have heavy coating of the bbq sauce on the rib.
Personally I love heavy coating where I will do it for at least 6 times, so it all depend on your taste buds!
And then your rib is ready to serve, crispy, tender, juicy and with rich smoky taste!
I have this answered at Quora too!
Enjoy my pal!