How to Make BBQ Ribs on a Gas Grill

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Last updated on June 17th, 2018 at 04:06 pm

Want great BBQ Ribs but only have a Gas Grill? This is the best method for making the most of the equipment you have.

Cut BBQ Pork Ribs
Cut BBQ Pork Ribs

Barbecue is a process of cooking meats at low temperatures for long periods of time in a smoky environment. Gas grills are not known for their ability to produce a lot of smoke flavor, but making good ribs with a barbecue flavor is possible, so if this all you have, follow these instructions for the best BBQ ribs possible. These steps will produce tender, flavorful ribs that might not win any competitions, but will certainly satisfy.

For the purposes of this article, I am using a single rack of pork spare ribs. If you want to use baby back ribs, reduce the cooking time 5 minutes per step. For spare ribs, however, the total cooking time will be about one and a half to two hours. The grill used to make these ribs must be large enough to indirectly cook the entire rack. Small, two burner gas grills typically don’t have the space necessary. If the heat source is going to be on one side only, the ribs will need to be rotated every thirty minutes to allow them to cook evenly.

What you need:

  • A rack of pork ribs
  • A BBQ rib rub
  • A BBQ sauce for ribs
  • 1/2 cup (120 mL) apple juice
  • Aluminum foil
  • Fuel for your gas grill
  • Wood chips or chunks for smoke
  • A sharp knife
  • A cutting board

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