The Datil Pepper is not well known outside of the northeastern Florida area. But, for those who have visited America’s oldest city, St. Augustine, many become a permanent Datil Pepper fan. St. Augustine and the surrounding local area grow 95% of the world’s Datil Peppers. The Datil is not as hot as a Habanero and is much sweeter. It is used in everything from hot sauce to jellies, jams, seasonings, BBQ Dry Rubs and Grilling Sauces.Over Labor Day weekend, we smoked several racks of baby back ribs using the just released North Star Honey Datil Grilling Sauce from Heartbreaking Dawns (Armadillo Pepper was the first retailer to offer Johnny and Nicole’s newest sauce). The following video illustrates how we prepared the ribs starting from removing the rib membrane through the smoking and finishing processes.