Grill Setup for Best BBQ Ribs

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Optimal Grill Setup

A proper grill setup is key to achieving perfectly cooked BBQ ribs.

Choosing Your Grill

Select either a charcoal or gas grill based on your preference and convenience.

Preparing the Grill

Clean the grill grates thoroughly to prevent sticking and ensure even cooking.

Setting Up Heat

For charcoal grills, arrange coals on one side. For gas grills, turn off burners on one side.

Adding Wood Chips

Soak wood chips in water for 30 minutes and place them over the coals or in a smoker box for added smoky flavor.

Controlling Temperature

Maintain a consistent grill temperature between 225-250°F for slow cooking.

Using a Water Pan

Place a water pan on the grill to add moisture and stabilize temperature, ensuring juicy ribs.

Positioning the Ribs

Place the ribs on the cooler side of the grill, away from direct heat, for even cooking.

Monitoring the Ribs

A proper grill setup is key to achieving perfectly cooked BBQ ribs.

Finishing Touches

During the last 30 minutes, brush the ribs with BBQ sauce and move them closer to the heat for caramelization. Let them rest before serving for the best flavor.