Monday, October 5, 2009
Cherry Lambic Ribs
While I'm sorting out how to go about crafting this blog, I thought I'd post a few test pictures, as well as write some entries to whet your appetite (heh heh). These are my cherry lambic BBQ ribs. I took the recipe directly from Steve Raichlen's book Ribs, Ribs, Outrageous Ribs http://www.amazon.com/Raichlen-Ribs-Outrageous/dp/0761142118 . I used the recipe from the book, but for the marinade I substituted Southern Tier Cherry Saison http://www.southerntierbrewing.com/for%20download%20page/downloads_cherrysais.html and for the sauce I used two year old Troeg's Mad Elf Ale http://www.troegs.com/our_brews/mad_elf_ale.aspx . The Mad Elf had aged nicely, with a decreased "heat" from the 11% ABV and mellower cherry and honey flavors from when it was freshly brewed in 2007. I smoked the marinated ribs for 4.5 hours on my WSM (that's short for "Weber Smokey Mountain" if you were wondering) Humphrey's charcoal briquettes and cherry wood chunks for smoke flavor. This was an incredible recipe, and I had several people ask for it to add to their Thanksgiving dinner menus.