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. I am a proud Stubb’s Insider.
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
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!
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.
When those 2 hours are done, it’s time to add on the BAR-B-Q Sauce. Are you hungry yet??
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.
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.).