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How should I cook a full rack of ribs on the grill?

Asked by alabare (282points) August 6th, 2007

I can cook the hell out of burgers, dogs, and chicken on the grill, but have no experience cooking ribs. Any suggestions for cooking time? BBQ sauce? Etc.

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bpeoples's avatar

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Who recommends not doing them on the grill -- it's really hard to regulate temperature, and they're just as tasty not. If you really want that grilled flavor, cook them in the oven, then transfer to a medium-to-high heat grill, and finish them there for about a minute or two.

glial's avatar

Smoking them over many hours is probably the best route, but you need a smoker, not a grill. In addition to baking, then finishing on the grill. You can boil, then finish on the grill. Sauce when they are about finished, otherwise it will burn on the ribs.

gooch's avatar

First I sear them on the grill. Then I mix a 12 ounce jar of B-B-Que sauce with an equal amount of water, 4 ounces of bourbon add seasoning like caynne pepper to your taste level. Boil your ribs in this mixture covered (I get a throw away tin pan and cover it with foil) on the grill for a few hours. The ribs will be soooo tender you may be able to eat the bones!

tadpole's avatar

i would cook them well….. :)

Cruiser's avatar

Cook them on a weber over indirect heat with ½ the normal amount of coals. I use 8 coals per side coal basket. Get the rib rack to stand them on their sides so you can cook 4 slabs at a time. Plan on at least 3–4 hours and they will be yummy!

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