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Can we talk about ribs?

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runwestierun | | May 2, 2010 05:41 PM

It's spring. That means every girl's heart turns to the BBQ, right? Well, some of us.

I want to be able to make delicious BBQ pork spare ribs, but my last 3 tries have been epic failures. I just can't keep wasting this much meat, so I am turning to you all for help. I know pork ribs are supposed to be cooked low and slow. I am cooking on a propane gas grill and my ribs are completely drying out before they get tender.

I don't like how they taste if I finish them off covered in foil in the oven (but if I do that, they are tender). I want the outdoor smoky grill flavor. I am using a dry rub on the ribs, letting them sit overnight, and then grilling them over indirect low heat. Do I need to switch to charcoal, is that it? Why am I making so much jerky?

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