How To Smoke Great Ribs

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Last Updated on April 9, 2020 by Tracy

Smoking ribs is an art form! How To Smoke Great Ribs takes 3 easy steps and some time. The result is great tasting ribs!

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the fabulous folks at Stubb’s BAR-B-Q.

How To Smoke Ribs

How To Smoke Great Ribs

We love ribs here at our house and our favorite way to cook them is by smoking them. There is just something about that smokey delicious flavor that will have you hooked. And smoking ribs is actually pretty easy, you will have to keep an eye on the temperature and your wood supply a little bit throughout the day. We follow the 3-2-1 Method when smoking ribs.

What is the 3-2-1 method for smoking ribs?

  • 3 hours of smoking unwrapped at 225 degrees
  • 2 hours of cooking wrapped in foil
  • 1 hour of cooking unwrapped covered in your favorite of barbecue sauce, we used Stubb’s Sticky Sweet BAR-B-Q Sauce

Easy Smoked Ribs

Before you toss your ribs onto the smoker, be sure to use a dry rub for extra flavor.  As you can see we counted our baby backs generously with Stubb’s Pork Rub.  Pour it on and Rub it in!

Best smoked ribs

Don’t those look fabulous?  YUM!  Now that the first 3 hours are done, you will cover them up in aluminum foil for another 2 hours.

Tasty Smoked Ribs

When those 2 hours are done, it’s time to add on the BAR-B-Q Sauce.  Are you hungry yet??

Easiest Smoked ribs

You will notice that the meat of the ribs will start to pull back off the bone, that’s when you know that they are done and are going to be tender.

Smoking ribs

If you like to barbecue and use your smoker, you probably already know that Stubb’s makes some of the best sauces and rubs on the market!  Not familiar with Stubb’s?  Craft-made Stubb’s is the only nationally available BBQ sauce brand (available in 85% grocery stores) to carry the Gluten-Free Organization Certification seal and contain no high fructose corn syrup (the first ingredient in most national BBQ sauce brands.).

Do you smoke ribs?  What is your favorite way to cook ribs?

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31 thoughts on “How To Smoke Great Ribs

  1. I have never smoked ribs. This sounds easier than I had expected, even though the time involved is long.

  2. We love great ribs at our house. We will definitely be trying this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing

  3. Mmm mmm there is nothing better than smoked ribs in the summertime! These are great tips, thanks for the share!

  4. We cannot grill where I live but I enjoy going to my in-law’s home. They have a catering business and their signature meats are smoked.

  5. This post is GREAT! My husband and I have wanted to make ribs but didn’t have a clue where to start. We love Stubbs sauces so I can’t wait to make this over the weekend. Thanks!

  6. I’ve never smoked ribs before, so I am so glad I found this article. I’m going to try this method in the next week or two!

  7. I never knew this smoking ribs could be this easy. I cannot wait to try the 3-2-1 rule. thanks for making it easy to remember.

  8. I always knew there was more ways to cook your ribs and I like mine well done and seasoned good too along with a lot of bbq sauce. These look really good and my husband loves cooking on the grill gonna have show him this recipe and tag it to him on facebook (:

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