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smoked beef ribs with a moonshine spritz

Prep-time: 55 minutes
Slow Smoke Time: 7-10 hours
Feeds: 4-8 people 

Beef Ribs are one of the tastiest things to come off a cow! Just a little bit of prep and some secrete ‘Grilling with Shine Cow Rub’ and the occasional spray a moonshine spritz and you’ll have the best meal of the summer!  In this episode of Grilling with Shine, Troy des Bois and Sven Mcoy show how to trim and slow grill this great cut on their brand new Traeger portable smoker. You will want to try this recipe.

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smoke beef ribs with a moonshine spritz

trimming beef ribs


  • trim off the top layer of fat

  • leave the membrane on the bottom

making marinade for hanger steak


  • coat all the sides of the beef ribs with a thick coat of French’s mustard (the binder)

  • coat with a generous layer of Grilling with Shine ‘Beef Rub Out Spice’

marinating hanger steak


put beef ribs bone side down at 225 degree


Mix up the Beef Moonshine Spritzer

    • in a mixing bowl add 473 ml can of Mill Street Vanilla Port Beer

    • add 200 ml of high test moonshine

    • add 1/3 cup of Worchester shire sauce

    • add in 3 straws of Wild Muskoka Rock Barren Bitters (Cranberry Juniper)

    • put into a spray bottle and spray ribs every hour

grilling beef ribs


  • let cook 7-10 hours at 225 until they get tender about 205 degree

  • spray every hour with beef moonshine spritzer

  • keep hydrated with a big jug of ‘Budza Rhymer Shiner’

cut cooked hanger steak


  • let sit for 10 minutes

  • cut into slices and dig in!

  • enjoy!

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cheers from the grill team at Grilling with Shine – Troy de Bois (grill master) & Sven Mcoy (intoxologist)

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sven mcoy and troy de bois hosts of grilling with shine

Grilling with Shine show hosts are the grilling and distillery enthusiasts, intoxologist Sven Mcoy (left) and grill master Troy de Bois (right).

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grilling with shine

Grilling with Shine is a road tour cooking and drinking show hosted by the grilling and distillery enthusiasts, Troy de Bois (grill master) and Sven Mcoy (intoxologist). 

Come watch how these two lifelong backwoods friends cook-up something on the grill and explore how they can use moonshine as a basic ingredient in every recipe.

goonie goo-goo productions is excited to launch this new real life adventure exploring craft distilleries, local butcher shops and markets in small towns and discovering how fun the grilling life can be.

If you have any suggestions on what distilleries we should visit or any ideas for upcoming shows on what to grill and where to drink let us know.

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