Recipes and Cooking Spicy Beer-Brined Ribs 4.0 (1) Add your rating & review If you like your ribs smoky, be sure to add the liquid smoke to this gutsy beer marinade. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Updated on November 8, 2012 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Prep Time: 20 mins Marinate Time: 6 hrs Grill Time: 1 hrs 30 mins Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 12 ounce can beer 3 tablespoon coarse kosher salt 3 tablespoon packed brown sugar 1 tablespoon celery seeds 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper 1 ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional) 4 pound meaty pork spareribs or loin back ribs ½ cup Honey-Beer Barbecue Sauce* or bottled barbecue sauce Honey-Beer Barbecue Sauce ⅓ cup onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon cooking oil ¾ cup chili sauce ½ cup beer ¼ cup honey 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon prepared mustard Directions For brine, in a large bowl, combine beer, salt, brown sugar, celery seeds, cayenne pepper, ground black pepper, and, if desired, liquid smoke; stir until salt and brown sugar are dissolved. Cut ribs into 2-rib portions; place in a resealable large plastic bag set in a shallow dish. Pour brine over ribs; seal bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 6 hours, turning bag occasionally. Remove ribs from bag; discard brine. Pat dry with paper towels. Prepare grill for indirect grilling. Test for medium heat above the drip pan. Place ribs, bone sides down, on the grill rack over the drip pan. (Or place ribs in a rib rack; place rib rack on the grill rack over the drip pan.) Cover and grill for 1-1/2 to 1 3/4 hours or until ribs are tender, brushing with barbecue sauce during the last 5 minutes of grilling. Add additional coals as needed to maintain temperature. Makes 4 servings. Honey-Beer Barbecue Sauce In a medium saucepan, cook onion and garlic in cooking oil until tender. Stir in chili sauce, beer, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and prepared mustard. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Prepare as directed through step 2. Cover and refrigerate for up to 24 hours. Grill as directed in step 3. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 12 Calories 95g Fat 16g Carbs 78g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 11.9 % Daily Value * Total Fat 95.5g 122% Saturated Fat 37.5g 188% Cholesterol 341.8mg 114% Sodium 1559mg 68% Total Carbohydrate 15.9g 6% Protein 78g Vitamin C 1.2mg 6% Calcium 121.2mg 9% Iron 4mg 22% Potassium 1064mg 23% *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.