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To prepare your spare ribs first take a large knife and cut away the main bone cutting through the cartilage. Next, trim your spare ribs to length and slices off any thin areas making your ribs look sleek. Once the top has ben trimmed up nicely flip the ribs over and remove the rib skirt and thats it. One this rack of ribs we are leaving the membrane on because that is what Aaron Franklin does and hey, it's his method we are using.
Once your spare ribs have been trimmed up, beginning on the backside, apply a thin layer of yellow mustard. Next, mix together your kosher salt, black pepper, and paprika in a nicely even layer. Flip your rack over and repeat this step on your top "presentation" side. Once your ribs have been trimmed up and seasoned place them onto the grill using indirect heat and begin cooking. Our desired tempreture will be around 270F and we used Cherry wood, but use whatever wood you prefer.
After 1.5 hours, open up the grill quickly and spritz them with some apple cider vinegar then close the lid and continue cooking for another 1.5 hours.
At the three hour mark, spritz the ribs thoroughly to remove any surface smoke then apply your BBQ sauce that has been cut half with apple cider vinegar. Using your hands, spread the sauce around then close the lid for about 10 minutes to let the sauce set up. Once it has set up flip the ribs and repeat the previous step.
After Your sauce has set on both sides, remove the spare ribs from the grill and place them into a foil wrap. The foil wrap will help tenderize the ribs as the cook. Once the ribs have been wrapped place them back onto the grill for 2-2.5 hours or until they are tender. Once they have reached your desired doneness, remove them from the grill and let them rest in the foil for 30 minutes to help let the ribs relax. Then slice and enjoy!