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Secrets to Tender and Juicy BBQ Ribs

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Choosing the Right Ribs

Opt for meaty spare ribs or tender baby back ribs based on your preference for flavor and tenderness.

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Removing Membrane

Removing the thin membrane from the back of the ribs allows for better seasoning penetration and tenderization during cooking.

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Dry Rub Application

Apply a generous amount of dry rub, covering all surfaces of the ribs to enhance flavor. Let them sit for at least an hour to absorb the seasoning.

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Marinating

Consider marinating the ribs overnight in a mixture of spices, herbs, and a liquid base like vinegar or mustard to tenderize the meat further.

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Preheating the Grill

Ensure your grill or smoker is preheated to a consistent temperature of around 225-250°F (107-121°C) for slow and even cooking.

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Indirect Heat Method

Cook ribs using indirect heat to prevent them from drying out. This method allows for slow cooking over a longer period, ensuring tenderness.

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Using Wood Chips

Add wood chips or chunks to create smoke for flavor enhancement. Adjust the amount based on your preference for smokiness.

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Maintaining Moisture

Wrap the ribs in foil during the cooking process to retain moisture and promote tenderization, known as the "Texas crutch."

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Checking Doneness

Use a meat thermometer to ensure the ribs reach an internal temperature of about 190°F (88°C) for ideal tenderness.

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Resting and Serving

Let the ribs rest for a few minutes before slicing to allow juices to redistribute. Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce on the side.