What you need:
1 Full Rack of loin back pork ribs. (Known in restaurants as baby back ribs.)
Untreated food-grade cedar grilling planks.
A few gallons of water and a container to soak the planks.
1 bottle BBQ sauce
2 tbsp paprika
1 tbsp sea salt
1/2 tbsp ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tbsp onion powder
1/2 tbsp dried basil
1 spray bottle with water.
What you do:
1. Soak the planks in water 1-3 hours.
2. Remove the membrane from the bone side of the ribs and rinse ribs with cold water. Pat dry. (Youtube it for instructions)
3. Assemle the dry ingredients together in a shot glass, cover with plastic wrap and shake until well blended.
4. Coat both sides of the ribs liberally with the rub. Cover in plastic wrap and allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
5. Heat grill to about 400F and place planks *cooking surface side down* on the grill for about 2 minutes.
6. Flip planks and brush on olive oil
7. Reduce grill temperature to about 250F-275F
8. Place ribs bone-side down onto the planks
9. Close cover. Leave it closed! Go drink a beer.
10. After an hour check the planks periodically to ensure no flareups. You want the planks to char and smoke from the bottom and edges. Use a spray bottle to put out any flames.
11. Allow the ribs to smoke for 3-4 hours. No turning or flipping! With about 20 minutes left of cooktime, brush on the BBQ sauce on both sides. The ribs are done when the bones pull away easily from the meat.
We find the plank makes a great serving platter. Enjoy.