Corkys Memphis Dry Ribs
Memphis is famous for their dry BBQ. No, I do not mean the meat is dry, I mean the seasonings are Dry. And in Memphis, nobody is more famous than Corky’s Ribs and BBQ. This famous Memphis rib restaurant has been turning out world famous ribs for over 30 years. In that time, they have been voted Memphis’s best BBQ joint a whopping 22 times (and counting!). Locals are rarely wrong, especially when it comes to the best BBQ in their city. So now we have brought a small taste of Memphis to you! You can make these ribs using Corky's Memphis seasoning, right here in Edmonton (or anywhere in Canada if you take advantage of our free shipping on seasonings). Follow along and whether you prefer Bourbon Rub or Honey Seasoning, we have them both.
- Camp Chef XT 24 Wood Pellet Grill
- BBQ Tongs
- You Need a BBQ Cutting Board
- Yonedas Okami Chef Knife
- BBQ Skewers
- 2 each Racks St. Louis Cut Pork Side Ribs
- ¼ cup Corky's Grip IT N Rub Honey Seasoning OR
- ¼ cup Corky's Grip IT N Rub Bourbon Seasoning
- ¾ cup Heath Riles Tangy Vinegar BBQ Sauce
- 1.5 cup Cold Water
Seasoning the Ribs
- Pre-heat your smoker to 250 degrees.Season your ribs with your choice of Corkys BBQ seasoning all over on both the bone side and the meat side of the ribs. Let the ribs sit out at room temperature for about 20 minutes to let the seasoning setup on the meat. Next you want to prepare a bowl of BBQ sauce, mix ½ cup sweet sauce with 1.5 cups cold water, you will use this to baste the ribs throughout the cooking process.
Smoking the Ribs
- Place the ribs meat side down on the smoker for about 2 hours. Every 30 minutes you want to baste the ribs on both the top and bottom with the sauce and water mixture. After 2 hours, turn the ribs bone side up and continue to baste for 1 more hour.
Saucing the Ribs
- I know we said these are dry ribs, and believe me, they will be, but right now you want to take the final ¼ cup of Heath Riles BBQ sauce (full strength) and baste the meat side of the ribs. Let the ribs continue to cook with the sauce for 1 more hour.
Adding the dry rub
- Once the ribs are done cooking, now you want to come back and sprinkle them with another round of the dry rub seasoning about 5 minutes before you are ready to serve them. This final coating of Corky’s dry rub is the real secret to the pop and crunch of the famous Memphis style dry BBQ.
Step by Step
- Preheat your grill to 250F
- Season your ribs with your choice of Corky’s seasonings
- Prepare a sauce mixture of 1-part vinegar sauce to 3 parts water
- Place the ribs on the smoker meat side down for 2 hours
- Baste the ribs with the sauce mixture every 30 minutes on both sides
- Turn the ribs meat side up and continue basting for 1 more hour
- Apply full strength BBQ sauce to the ribs and let cook for 1 more hour
- Shake on a final dusting of Memphis dry rub and then serve