I know of 3 ways to barbque beef ribs: Boil the ribs for about 30 minutes in seasoned (garlic, salt, peper) water then grill for 10 minutes to dry the sauce onto them. This is quick, but any marinade or rubs get boiled away. (I did see Ron-P recommend a 2 hour boil - is this right?) Marinade overnight with a wet or dry rub, then barbque indirect for 5-6 hours at 180 degrees, often with wet wood chips for smoke. This is what many rib places do and it's great, but takes a lot of time. Marinade & grill directly over flame in a hot bbq for about 30 minutes. This works, but the meat is not always tender and if the marinade/rub is sugar based, this often burns long before the meat is ready. Assuming I can marinade/rub and leave ribs over night, anyone have a good technique to cook them in about an hour that gets them tender without easy burning? Would it be wrong to boil them, THEN apply a rub/marinade over night in the refrigerator. Then 10 minutes to heat and cook on the BBQ sauce? How about marinade them, wrap them in aluminum foil with say some apple juice and cook indirect on a hot grill for 45 minutes, then pull them out and slather on the sauce? Whats your favorite/easy technique for tender ribs?