Smoked Beef Short Rib with Bourbon Porter BBQ Sauce

Smoked Beef Short Rib with Bourbon Porter BBQ Sauce

Smoked Beef Short Rib with Bourbon Porter BBQ Sauce

Credit: BBQ School
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs 30 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Rack Beef Short Ribs (4 points) Bourbon and Porter Beer

BBQ Sauce

  • Bourbon 350ml Porter Beer
  • 1 bottle BBQ Sauce 300g

Extras

  • (Texas Crutch) Foil/ Grease proof paper/ butter/ beer

Beef Rib Spice Rub

  • ¼ cup Paprika
  • 1 tbsp  Ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp Dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp Garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp Freshly ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat your smoker to 150oC with Redheads charcoal and solid smoking wood.
  • Prepare spice rub by combining ingredients – set aside.
  • Prepare ribs by removing the membrane and rubbing generously with mix.
  • Add to your smoker and smoke for 5 to 6 hours – checking fire / temperature / smoke as you go.
  • Whilst smoking reduce bourbon in a thick bottom pan, burning off alcohol until a syrup, add porter and reduce to a glaze, add Smokey BBQ sauce and mix. Set aside.
  • After 5 to 6 hours – remove ribs and “Texas Crutch” the ribs but wrapping securely in foil and greaseproof paper with 100g butter and a good splash of beer. Add back to the smoker and finish cooking for about 3 hours or until tender to the touch. Ideally the rib holds well together but you could remove the bone if needed (tender).
  • For the last 15 minutes open the foil wrap to expose the rib to re-bark (re-texture / crisp) then add to your plate. Generously coat in sauce and enjoy!