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Maple Bourbon Honey Ribs

One thing that Wisconsin is known for is Maple Syrup, so when I discovered a local company in my town selling pure Maple Syrup I knew I needed a recipe to use it in. Since Baby Back Ribs are one of my favorite things to smoke I decided to make a homemade glaze consisting of Wisconsin Honey, Bourbon and that pure Wisconsin Maple Syrup to apply on a couple racks of Ribs. It was Amazing, and very easy to make.


Baby Back Ribs

BBQ Rub of your choice

1/2 cup pure Maple Syrup

1/2 cup Honey

1/2 cup Bourbon Whiskey

4 teaspoons Apple Cider Vinegar

Start by removing the membrane from the back of the ribs. Season on both sides with the rub of your choice. Allow to sit on your counter as you fire up your smoker to 250 degrees.

Smoke your ribs using a fruit wood like Apple or Cherry. Keep you ribs moist by spraying them with some Apple Juice/Apple Cider Vinegar when needed.

Make your glaze by mixing the Maple Syrup, Honey, Bourbon and Apple Cider Vinegar in a saucepan. Heat on medium low heat to bring to a simmer. Allow to thicken and stir occasionally.

Once the ribs reach an internal temperature of 160-170 degrees you can remove and wrap in foil with some Butter, Maple Syrup and Apple Juice. Continue to cook on your smoker until they reach an internal temperature of 198-203 degrees.

Once they have reached temperature remove from foil and place directly on Smoker. Apply the Glaze on the Ribs and allow to cook for another 10-15 minutes to allow the Glaze to Caramelize. Remove and enjoy!

To watch me cook this recipe simply watch my video below.


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