Counry Ribs in Special Sauce

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“This was an adopted recipe that I think needed a home, and will need to be tweaked. Someday....... :) Titled changed as suggested.....;o)”

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  1. Cut off any gross excess fat from the pork, and cut them to EVEN thickness.
  2. You'll ruin everything if you cook the meat unevenly.
  3. You may compensate by scoring the meat.
  4. In a large baking pan, soak the ribs with cider vinegar, after which sprinkle them with garlic salt and finely ground black pepper.
  5. (Don't use pepper mills, or other peppers.) It doesn't seem to matter how long the ribs soak, or how much vinegar is on them.
  6. Just make sure it hits all sides, you don't have to puncture them.
  7. This sweetens the meat.
  8. The key to the fire is the hickory chips.
  9. Keep feeding these amazing little fellows to the charcoal.
  10. The flavor comes out of these chips and you cannot do without them.
  11. Make sure the fat and chips don't light up your whole dinner and ruin it.
  12. Cooking: A moderate hot fire a couple of inches or more from the meat, and a grill of reasonable cleanness.
  13. As the meat cooks turn it often, do not let it burn, do not baste it with anything.
  14. Don't cover the grill and don't stray too far -- fire is always hiding in the wings.
  15. Here is the catch -- the trick -- the hard part, is the timing.
  16. You may ruin some meals before you hit it, but the time to take them off the grill is one minute after trichina danger is past.
  17. As soon as the meat turns brown it's time to eat.
  18. You can use the small strips you cut off to judge just when things are perfect.
  19. Special Purpose Sauce: (don't eat it cold, it's awful) 1 bottle Open Pit, One bottle A-1 Sauce, 1/4 C of molasses.
  20. Start re-heating the sauce until slow boil, dump in the cold pork from the fridge. alt. without sauce wrap the meat in foil and heat at 325 oven for 15-20 minutes.
  21. Sauce can be stored and re-used, but remember it will have pork fat in it now.

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