How to finish off spare ribs with BBQ sauce?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by finsfree, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    Me and a buddy of mine are doing a BBQ cook off for the superbowl this weekend (Go Broncos). His spare ribs vs mine.

    I'll be using the 3-2-1 method in my Oaklahoma Joe Honghorn offset smoker.

    My question is when should I apply the BBQ sauce to the ribs to give it a nice glaze? I'll be using a sauce called, "Bone Sucking Sauce". It is some really good sh#t!

    Thanks
     
  2. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    Also, the 3-2-1 method kind of gets them too tender. I think I'll try like a 3-1 1/2-1 method.

    I like them fall off the bone, but not mushy.
     
  3. little smokey

    little smokey Smoking Fanatic

    I like to sauce mine in the last hour it caramelizes my sauce which I love.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Most sauces have a high sugar content so baste them the last 30-45 minutes so the sauce doesn't have as big a chance on burning like it would if you put it on early in the smoke. 3-1.5-1 is close to what I do
     
  5. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

    3-1 1/2-1 tell me more.

    How does it turn out? Do you us apple juice in the foil?
     
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    It turns out good using those times. As for foiling stage I like to add some butter from a squeeze bottle type then raw honey and seal the foil tight
     
  7. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    this
     
  8. Sounds like you got some good advice here. Remember don't oversauce them either. Also I agree, I have tried Bone Sucking Sauce and it is pretty good stuff.
     
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you really like your sauce, use a small amount in with your foil, it will steam a trace of that flavor into the meat.

    Then in your last hour, like they say above, sauce it, I normally try about every 15 mins if not an electric, every 30 on electric.
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2014
  10. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    you already are putting a mix of apple juice/beer and sauce in the foil for the 2 hour part of your 3-2-1 method right?
     
  11. I use Bone sucking sauce as well. I do not foil my ribs though, so take this as you will. Depending on how many coats you want(I do one full coverage all over leaving meat side up then add another when the first has glazed) I will do it when the ribs pass the bend test and allow them to just cook about 20-30 minutes (no more) with the sauce on.

    With the 3-2-1 you are firming during the last hour if I understand correctly. I would still sauce at 20-25 minutes before hand. If it glazes too much you can always hit it again right at 5 miutes before removing. I use a brush like the one below for applying the final sauce.


    Have you ever tried the Bone sucking rub?
     
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2014
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  12. bigworm882001

    bigworm882001 Newbie

    what's sauce? 
     
  13. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's what the wino's are on.........
     
  14. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Haha bbq sauce man
     
  15. big rich

    big rich Newbie

    I like to sauce mine every hour. Adding lots of horseradish while it's in the foil makes them not mushy for some reason so I leave mine in the foil for the full six hours. You really should try it. I've won many competitions using this method.
     
  16. bigworm882001

    bigworm882001 Newbie

    I don't think sauce should ever be used. My thought is if you make a great product you don't need sauce. It's kinda like what are you hiding by adding sauce. That's just my opinion. Some will agree some will disagree.

    However I have had someones ribs before and was begging for sauce so you know sometimes it's needed.
     
  17. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    haha ok myron mixon
     
  18. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    its a compliment to the meat not a mask....you put it on WITH beer and apple juice to help the bark form
     
  19. finsfree

    finsfree Smoke Blower

     

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