The Stack Barrel can hold around 8 racks of ribs and produce some of the most succulent ribs you have ever tasted. The fat dripping down onto the hot coals mixed with the wood smoke of your choosing infuses to the meat and adds a beautiful dark colour. Times will vary depending on the size of your ribs but generally, it should take around 3 to 4 hours to cook ribs on the stack and you will always end up with an outstanding meal your guests will talk about for months.
- Fill up your Stack Barrel Charcoal Basket around ⅓ with heat beads and create a well.
- Light up ⅓ of your chimney with heat beads briquettes.
- When your briquettes are ashed over, pour into the centre of the briquettes.
- Place a chunk of wood of your choice on top of the charcoal.
- Maintain your temperature by closing the lid of your stack barrel and closing the top vent.
- Liberally rub your ribs and place the hook in between the second and third rib.
- Once the rub has become wet, hang in the stack barrel and close.
- Once every 30 mins or so, rotate your ribs to get an even cook. You can do this simply by turning the hanging rack clockwise.
- After 2 hours, remove your rack of ribs and wrap with butter, brown sugar and honey.
Note: You can continue to hang your ribs until done if you want and they will still come out delicious. But I like to add a little sweetness to my ribs so I add this method.
- Remove the hanging rack and place your ribs, meat side down on the cooking rack for 1 hour.
- After 1 hour, remove open up your ribs, glaze with your favourite sauce and place back on the rack for 5 minutes to let the glaze set.
- Serve and enjoy.
Recipe courtesy of @quetangclan