Spicy Java Baby Backs & Peach Jello BBRs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by hilbillyinca, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. hilbillyinca

    hilbillyinca Smoke Blower

    So I tried a couple new additions to baby backs this weekend.

    First off, I got a little lazy in two ways..
    1. I only have one qvue from the first cut on the cooked rack
    2. I actually cooked these indirect on my gas grill. I just wasn't up to firing up the smoker, sigh..

    So first I took 3 parts Wild Willy Wonderful rub, with a nice additional helping of chipotle. Then added 1 part Don Francesco Coffee to the rub.
    Rubbed em, cooked em like normal, (except a little faster on gas grill). 3.5 hours later, added some of my tomato based bbq sauce for a light glaze.

    The coffee added a deep earthy flavor that went incredible with the smoky chipotle. Coffee is absolutely something I'm going to work a little more with. Maybe add a little prepared coffee to my sauce to complement the rub.

    I tried the same Wild Willy rub and added 1 part peach jello mix to 3 parts wild willy. Cooked them like normal, then basted with a honey-butter glaze. 1/4 cup honey to 2 tbsp butter.

    These were good, but the honey-butter with the added sweetener to the rub was just a little too much sweet for me. I wish I would have served them dry. Going to try this one again, next time I do bbrs.

    Here's a couple pics. First pic is the Java ribs then the peach. They both cooked very very nicely.
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They look great, did you add smoke, they look as if they have a smoke ring.[​IMG]
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Really nice looking ribs, and [​IMG] for using interesting and creative rubs on them.
  4. nickelmore

    nickelmore Smoking Fanatic

    Never heard of using coffee, I usually start my day off with a cup of it, not as a rub.

    Did you apply the rub the night berfore?

    Is it a really fine grind?

    Interesting, got me thinkin now......[​IMG]
  5. hilbillyinca

    hilbillyinca Smoke Blower

    @ Paul - That's funny about the smoke ring. I had just done a bunch of bbq chicken on my grill the day before, and it really needed to be burned off before using again. I didn't burn it off first... So for the first 30 to 40 minutes there was a good deal of smoke coming from the charred fat drippings for earlier.

    I'm not sure if the chemical composition of "fat" smoke will create a smoke ring.. or if thats just the color of the rub coming through a bit. Either way, pretty darn tasty.

    @NickelMore: Yeah, I rubbed them just prior to putting them on. Again, not typical for me, this was just a lazy cook. The coffee I used was just plain old coffee, I think I listed the brand, but it was ground for an autodrip coffee maker. The same grind you'd get from a can of Folgers.

    I had actually seen the Jello addition on a taped Bobby Flay BBQ show, and thought I'd try it. The Coffee, which was wonderful, just came to me as I saw the can sitting by the box o' jello
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok then you have hit the differant side with this one bbut I have heard of using coffee in a rub. Coffee is big in Mexican food I think. But jelly I think thats in dawns box of goodies. I think she uses it in her finishing sauce. You definetly hit this out in left field of howknowsville. [​IMG]for eating it and telling us about it.
  7. pi in sc

    pi in sc Fire Starter

    I started adding instant coffee to my favorite commercial sauce some months ago right before a neighborhood rib-off. I wanted to cut the sweetness of the sauce a bit. First I reduce the sauce by 1/3 over high heat to carmalize the sugars a bit, then add one tablespn of the instant coffee. The reduction and the coffee really add a layer of complexity to the sauce.

    BTW - I tried (very) dark chocolate too (85%). Really really (really) good, but since the chocolate melts at such low temps, the finished sauce stayed gooey and did not create the solid layer of sauce the way I like it on my ribs. But if you dont mind a messy rib, I highly recommend.
  8. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking ribs....[​IMG]
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice job on the ribs. I've used coffee in some BBQ sauces I used to make, I love the extra flavor. Points to you my friend.
  10. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    Great looking ribs!

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