How to Make Smoked Barbecue Ribs

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Who doesn’t love a tasty plate of ribs? Ribs have always been a staple and a favorite a barbecues. Here is a general rundown of making traditional Smoked Barbecue Ribs.

What you will need

  • Spare Ribs or Baby Back Ribs
  • Rib Rub
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • A Smoker
  • Fuel for the smoker
  • Wood Chips
  • Aluminum foil for wrapping


  1. Set up your smoker to hold temperatures of 225 degrees F (110 degrees C) for about 6 hours. Make sure you have a good strong fire and good airflow in the smoker.
  2. Prepare your ribs. Make sure to trim away any loose meat and fat from your ribs. Remove the membrane from your ribs to ensure that the flavor and smoke will get into the meat.
  3. Put the rub on the ribs right before you put it on the smoker to avoid a hammy texture and flavor. Hot spices will mellow out during smoking so if you want spicy ribs, make sure your rub is really spicy.
  4. When placing your ribs on the smoker make sure that there is an even airflow all around the ribs and through the smoker. This will make sure the smoke can move all around the ribs for even cooking.
  5. You can smoke the ribs as is, but you can also wrap them. Let the ribs smoke freely for 3 hours, wrap them in foil for 2 hours, and then smoke them unwrapped for another hour. Your tender ribs are good to go!

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