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This week I cooked a ton of ribs for my kid's teachers and the secretary who is leaving us. I thought it would be a great excuse to do a video if I could get them all in one grill. Turns out all 12 fit fine! 




I was actually surprised how well this worked. The ribs came out great. I had a little hot spot at first because I was filming and the fire got too hot because I had the lid open but other than that, everything went great. I don't particularly like using rib racks but they work in a pinch. If I had to do this again, the only thing I think I'd do different is plan on it taking about 2 hours longer than normal if for no other reason than because rotating the ribs around takes time away from the cooking. 


Here's a shot about 3 hours in:



I used Setzler's pork rub. Here is the rub recipe:


Man Cave Pork Rub:

1 cup salt

1/2 cup turbinado or table sugar

1/2 cup black pepper

1/2 cup Tang instant breakfast drink mix

1/2 cup paprika

1/4 cup onion powder

1/4 cup garlic powder

1/4 cup chili powder

2 tbsp cayenne pepper

2 tbsp cocoa powder

2 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp ground clove


Put it all in a food processor and pulse 4 or 5 times for 4-5 seconds each time to create a uniform powder. Store it in an air tight jar away from the light for up to six months. (It won't last that long!)


I've never made it before and I admit when I first smelled it, all I could smell was the clove and that made me nervous they were going to turn out tasting like potpourri or something but they didn't at all. They were great. Even my wife commented on it and that's rare simply because we've tried so many rubs in the past.






Here is a link to the video if you guys are interested. (It's funny.)


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22 hours ago, CeramicChef said:

@Baby Back Maniac - as always, killer video and great cook.  Thanks for thinking of the faculty and staff at the school.  Theirs is a thankless job.  Kudos to you and Ms. Annette!  :respect:


Thanks, Ken. Yeah, it really is. Even in a school like ours where it's well run and a good percentage of the parents are on board and supportive, it's still amazing what some of these teachers have to deal with on a daily basis. 

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