Smoked BBQ Ribs

Smoked BBQ Ribs


  • 2 racks of pork baby back ribs
  • Dry rub seasoning (paprika, brown sugar, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper)
  • BBQ sauce (your favorite store-bought or homemade)


  1. Prepare the ribs by removing the membrane on the bone side of the racks. This can be done by loosening a corner of the membrane with a knife or your fingers and then gripping it with a paper towel and pulling it off.
  2. Generously season the ribs with the dry rub on both sides, making sure to coat them evenly. You can adjust the amounts of each seasoning based on your taste preferences.
  3. Preheat your smoker to a temperature of 225-250°F (107-121°C). Use your preferred type of wood chips or chunks for smoking, such as hickory, apple, or mesquite.
  4. Once the smoker is ready, place the ribs on the smoker grates bone-side down. Close the lid and let them smoke for about 3 hours.
  5. After 3 hours, check the ribs for doneness. They should have a nice bark and the meat should be tender but not falling off the bone. If needed, continue smoking for another 30 minutes to an hour until they reach the desired tenderness.
  6. Once the ribs are almost done, baste them with your favorite BBQ sauce. Brush a generous amount of sauce on both sides of the ribs and let them cook for an additional 10-15 minutes to allow the sauce to caramelize.
  7. Remove the ribs from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes before cutting them into individual servings.
  8. Serve the smoked BBQ ribs hot, and if desired, serve with additional BBQ sauce on the side.

Enjoy your delicious homemade smoked BBQ ribs!