Smoked Baby Back Ribs



  • Pork Ribs
  • Seasoning
  • BBQ Sauce (optional)
  • Thermometer

Total Cooking Time

  • About four hours


I’ve discovered a simpler and superior method for preparing ribs, bypassing the fuss of my initial approach (detailed at the bottom of the page for the curious).

  1. Preheat the smoker to between 225°F and 250°F.
    • This temperature range is ideal.
    • Add wood chips for flavor.
  2. Pat the ribs dry with a paper towel.
  3. Season the ribs.
    • Start with a base of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and a bit of sugar.
    • Feel free to incorporate any other seasonings you enjoy.
  4. Place the ribs in the smoker.
  5. Allow to cook undisturbed for at least two hours.
  6. Rotate the ribs 180° to ensure even cooking.
  7. After about four hours, check the internal temperature of the meat (avoiding the bone).
  8. If desired, apply BBQ sauce when the ribs reach an internal temperature of approximately 195-200°F.
    • If the BBQ sauce is cold, consider applying it a bit earlier.
  9. The ribs are ready when they reach an internal temperature of around 205°F.

Words From My Mouth Hole

My toddlers enjoy participating in the rub application process, making it a fun and messy activity. Cooking offers a wonderful chance to involve your children in the kitchen.

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