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Pork Ribs on a Gas Grill

by | Published Jun 19, 2019 | Last updated Sep 21, 2021 | 6 comments

Prep Time35 minsCook Time5 hrsTotal Time5 hrs 35 minsYields1 Serving
Amazingly delicious ribs, Pork Ribs- baby back or spare ribs Yellow Mustard BBQ rub of your choice BBQ sauce of your choice --Wild Card Ingredients Honey (we like some that have a spice) Squeeze Butter --Equipment The Smokist Smoking Pouch OR The A-Maze-N Tube Smoker Wood Chips or Pellets of your choice Rib Rack (only needed when doing multiple racks) Aluminum Foil Basting Brush for applying sauce-- Start by removing the ribs from the packaging. Rinse the ribs and pat dry with a paper towel. Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs. Check this YouTube video for an easy demonstration...
ribs on gas grill
Nutrition Facts

Serving Size Amazingly delicious ribs

Directions

1

Start by removing the ribs from the packaging. Rinse the ribs and pat dry with a paper towel.

2

Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs. Check this YouTube video for an easy demonstration.

3

Coat the ribs with a thin layer of yellow mustard and then sprinkle the BBQ rub liberally. Be sure to cover both sides. The ribs can sit for up to 24 hours refrigerated.

4

Set up your gas grill for indirect cooking. See our short tutorial on Two Zone Grilling.

5

Turn on one burner on the direct side on to its lowest setting.

6

Fill the Smokist Pouch with your desired wood and place on top of deflector or flavorizer bars. For the Tube Smoker, fill and light with a propane torch before placing it in the grill.

7

Allow the grill's temperature to level out and the smoke begin to roll. Hopefully it will stay below 300°F and hover around 250°F.

8

Once the grills's temp has settled in go ahead and place the ribs in the rib rack on the grill on the indirect side. Close the lid to your grill and let it cruise for about 3 hours. And Remember: If you're looking you ain't cooking! Don't keep opening that lid!

9

Remove the ribs from the grill and wrap in aluminum foil. At this point you can add honey and squeeze butter if you would like. Make sure the seam of the foil is facing up so you do not leak all the flavorful juices onto your grill.

10

Place the wrapped ribs back on the indirect side of the grill and close the lid. At this point you can raise the temperature of the grill about 50°F. Allow to cook for another 90 minutes to 2 hours.

11

Remove the ribs from the grill and unwrap. Brush BBQ sauce on both sides of the ribs.

12

Turn all of the burners on your grill to low and allow to heat up.

13

Place the ribs, unwrapped, back onto the grill with the bone side facing up. Grill for 3-5 minutes and then flip the ribs over.

14

Brush more BBQ sauce on the ribs, close the lid and allow to grill for another 5 minutes.

15

Remove ribs from grill. Enjoy immediately or hold in cooler or 200°F oven until ready to eat.

Ingredients

 Pork Ribs- baby back or spare ribs
 Yellow Mustard
 BBQ rub of your choice
 BBQ sauce of your choice
Wild Card Ingredients
 Honey (we like some that have a spice)
 Squeeze Butter
Equipment
 OR
 Wood Chips or Pellets of your choice
 Rib Rack (only needed when doing multiple racks)
 Aluminum Foil
 Basting Brush for applying sauce

6 Comments

  1. Chris

    The flavor was good but cooking at 250 deg for 5 hours was way to long. The ribs came out very dry and over cooked. The ribs were in a rib rack but the bottom of the ribs rested on the grates. Where they were touching, the meat was burnt and hard. This was the first time I’ve cooked ribs on a gas grill. I’ve always cooked them on my Big Green Egg before.

    Reply
    • Chef Michael

      What kind of grill were you using? You may want to test the accuracy of your grill’s current hood thermometer

      Reply
  2. Dan Wright

    Hello all, I am trying to locate your rubs you used for this recipe. I have found the boars night out from amazon, but cannotlocate the “boars from amsterdaaam, captains nook,. Where can I buy that rub? I’ve cooked ribs once using this recipe and got raved reviews, THANK YOU!

    Dan Wright

    Reply
    • Emily Garrett

      Hi Dan!

      We sell Boar’s Night Out on our website now! However, I cannot locate the Captain’s Nook online either. It was a gift from our friends in Amsterdam years ago. Your favorite BBQ rubs will suffice! 😀

      Reply
  3. Richard long

    Just have a question I notice you have 4 rack of ribs does the temperature stay the same with one rack of ribs, and does the cook time stay the same.

    Reply
    • Emily Astin

      It might cook just a little bit quicker but not enough to think about.

      Reply

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