I think this is the recipe my brother-in-law uses. I haven't tried it yet!
ribs (recipe didn't say how much so I'm assuming a pound or two?)
6 quarts of water
1/2 bottle imported beer
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 Tbsp peppercorns
1 onion, chopped
1. Bring mixture with ribs to a boil. Bring down to a simmer and continue simmering for 1/2 hour.
2. Brush with your favorite BBQ sauce and grill for 10 minutes on each side. (His favorite is Bulls Eye Thick N Stick Rib Sauce)
Ribs can be boiled ahead of time - refrigerated and grilled later to save time.