6Tips and Alternatives:
1. If you don’t have rum, you can use 1 tablespoon + 2 teaspoons rum extract, plus enough water to equal 4 oz.
2. If you want to prepare this ahead of time, you can season the rib tips in the morning, refrigerate them, and take them out 15 minutes before cooking.
3. This can be cooked on the grill too, using indirect method. However, I recommend cooking them whole on the grill and cutting them up once they're cooked.
4. I have adjusted the seasoning of this recipe several times over the years. This recipe as written is on the low end of spicy, if you want jerk flavor, but not necessarily the heat, reduce the cayenne pepper to 1 1/2 teaspoons - it won't be spicy, yet it will still bring out the other flavors without the feel that something is missing.