An Aldi opened up a couple months ago near my house. I’ve always wanted to try their spare ribs, finally picked up a rack and gave it a try. I didn’t trim anything, just pulled the membrane off. I even kept the little meat flap on. Seasoned it with some rub I found behind the cabinet, which was not a typical rub I would use, but glad I did. Topped it off with some Killer Hogs for a little color, then let it marinate for 30min to an hour. I used a mixture of mesquite and pecan chunks. Through-out the cook, I spritzed it with diluted apples cider vinegar. My wife made a BBQ sauce that she used on bacon chicken wraps. Man was it good. I think it consisted of banana ketchup, sweet baby rays, sriracha (very little) and brown sugar. Was surprised how fresh the ribs were compared to the Kroger brand I normally get. Definitely getting those ribs again.
did a homemade tropical island style rub on these today and it was a very good rub but I still feel like there was something missing to take it over the top. still can't put my finger on it. guess I'll have to eat a few more later on and then let me my mind work on figuring out what was missing. It might just be that I didn't give it long to marinate, only a couple of hours. Perhaps if I went for 12 hours or over night that might be the thing that I found lacking. don't mind the state of the grill. I did a complete burn off after this cook and now it is clean as a whistle.