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Video:How to Cook BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill

with Kenneth Nickle

Want to learn how to cook BBQ ribs on a gas grill at your home? This video will show you how to do it at home as easily as possible.See Transcript

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Transcript:How to Cook BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill

Hi, my name is Kenneth Nickle, I've been cooking Barbecue in Kansas City for a little over ten years. I trained at BB's Lawnside, competed with the Nickle boys BBQ team in competitions all over Missouri, and right now I work at Fiorella's Jack Stack. Today I'm going to give you some tips on how to grill ribs on a gas grill for About.com.

Preparing the Cook BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill

We've got our ribs trimmed up and rubbed, I went ahead and did the St. Louis Style cut with a pork spare rib. We'll throw them on the grill away from the heat. I've got my heat going on one side and the other two burners are shut off and I put my ribs on this side. Make sure that you have the thicker part of your meat, towards the heat, and the bones away from the heat so you get a nice even cook on there. These are going to be cooking at about 225 degrees for 1 to 2 hours and we're going to be spraying them down with apple juice every time that we check on them. Give em a quick spritz before you close the lid and give them about 30 minutes before you check on them again.

Tips for Cooking BBQ Ribs

Make sure that you have your lid down all the time, except when your checking the meat. These have been on for about an hour and a half at about 225 degrees and we went ahead and wrapped them in foil. This is so that they don't start to burn. If you ever see them start to burn or get dark spots on them, just wrap them up in foil and finish the cooking process like that. If you can fit an aluminum pan with water in your grill, not a lot of them can, but this one we were able to fit one in there. Put some water in there, that will help keep everything moist.

More Tips for Cooking BBQ Ribs

We've been spraying them down with apple juice about every 20 to 30 minutes, every time we're checking on them. So we wrapped them up in foil and we're going to let them go another 25 to 30 minutes in the foil before we're to the final stage. One thing we're check on is how done they are here. One thing we can do, is on the other side you can just start poking the meat and you can feel it start to give away a little bit and you want that bone separating for the meat and you want to start poking that bone away from the meat. You can see where the meat is pulling away from the bone. That's a good sign that the ribs are done.If you want to put some barbecue sauce on them, now would be the time to do it. You only want that to go for another 15 to 20 minutes. If you want a spicier rib go ahead and add some cayenne pepper to your rub. If you want a sweeter rib you can add some honey into your barbecue sauce, or you can even add sugar to your rub before you throw them on.

These are going to be cooked to 185 degrees, if you go any higher, don't worry they are going to be just fine.When you cut them try to go in between the bone, trying to get equal amounts of meat on each rib. You can put sauce on the top of them or you can serve it on the side or both. You can serve yours with potato salad macaroni salad, baked beans, I always put pickles on mine.

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