Smoking BBQ ribs is simple, but smoking them to perfection? That’s closer to an art form. In the second part of this recipe you will learn how to cook ribs on your smoker.
If you want to know how to prepare these ribs, check out Part 1 of this recipe here!
BBQ Ribs Recipe Part 2: Smoking Your Ribs To Perfection
When smoking pork ribs, because the meat is so thin, you are always aiming for the most even cook possible. Therefore remember to position the rack depending on the smoker you are using. Also put a pan with water in the smoker to keep the humidity under control.
About two hours into the smoking process, check on your ribs. They should already have a “golden mahogany” color, not too dark but not too light either. At this point spritz the ribs with apple cider vinegar (you can also use apple juice) to get it wet, and apply your BBQ sauce. You can use any sauce as long as it does not contain too much sugar. Let the sauce sit for 15 minutes.
After 15 minutes have passed, it’s time to wrap the ribs. Lay the rack on a large piece of foil meat side down, spray and apply some BBQ sauce to the bone side. If you can see a bone poking out, remove it as it might tear the foil. Wrap and put back on the smoker.
After about 2 more hours, the ribs should be ready. Check with a toothpick, and pull them off the cooker. Let the meat rest for a few minutes to reabsorb some of the moisture.
Pro tip:Use a towel to handle the rib rack without damaging the bark that gives the meat its amazing color.
Slice the BBQ ribs and serve to your friends and family.
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