Smoked Spare Ribs Recipe – How to Smoke Spare Ribs on the BBQ


Smoked Spare Ribs Recipe – How to Smoke Spare Ribs on a charcoal grill. ***This was cooked on the Napoleon Charcoal Grill, take a look here – ****TO SEE OUR BBQ ACCESSORY GUIDE CLICK HERE:

In this Smoked Spare Ribs Recipe video, we will teach you how to Smoke Spare Ribs on the BBQ. This Easy BBQ Ribs Recipe is one that is simple to do and tastes great!

ITEMS USED – (Recipe Below)

Napoleon Kettle Grill (USA)

Napoleon Professional 5 Piece tool set (USA) (CDN)

Wood Chunks (USA) (CDN)

Chimney Starter (USA) (CDN)

Old Hickory Knife – 10in (USA) (CDN)

What you will need to make this Smoked Spare Ribs Recipe is:

1 or more Racks of Spare Ribs
Yellow Mustard
BBQ Rib Rub
1 cup Apple juice
1 tbs Apple Cider Vinager
Aluminium Foil

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #1
First, you will need to prepare the ribs by removing the membrane that is attached to the bottom section. Use a butter knife to lift it then grab it with some paper towel to fully remove it.

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #2
After the membrane is removed, apply a thin layer of yellow mustard. This acts as a glue for your rub as well as it will add some nice color during the cook. After the mustard apply your rib rub and let sit for 3 hours in the fridge.

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #3
Set up your grill for indirect cooking between 250-275. Place your ribs opposite the coals and add some hardwood of your choice. We used Applewood on this cook. Close the lid and begin cooking for 2 hours 45 minutes.

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #4
At 1.5 hours into this cook, open up the lid and quickly mop on some of your apple juice/cider mixture. This will help keep them moist throughout the cook.

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #5
After 2 hours 45 mintues, your ribs are ready to be placed in a foil wrap. In your wrap put in some butter, brown sugar, honey and a little bit of your apple juice mixture then wrap it up tight with the meat facing down. Cook in foil wrap for 1 hour.

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #6
After 1 hour cooking in the foil, remove the ribs and place them back on the grill indirect for an additional 20 minutes. Also, this is when you will apply some BBQ Sauce to let it caramelize.

Smoked Spare Ribs Step #7
Lastly after about 4 hours total time your ribs should be done and ready to slice. Slice into singles and begin to feast.


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About this video:
In this Smoked Ribs Recipe Video, you will learn how to Smoke spare ribs on the BBQ. This BBQ Ribs recipe is one that can be adapted and used when making back ribs or baby back ribs. Smoked spare ribs are delicious and fun to cook and we know you will love them. We would recommend that you smoke your Ribs using applewood, cherrywood or hickory.

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24 replies
  1. Kristonia
    Kristonia says:

    Mine has been on the grill for 50 minutes. I used cherry juice, Sweet Baby Rays honey bbq sauce, some Worcestershire sause and Famous Dave's Rib Rub for my sauce. We'll see….


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