Smoked Pork Ribs

Pork Ribs

We love smoked pork ribs! Any kind of pork ribs. Baby back, St Louis and Spare Ribs. Heck, even Country Style counts if you’re in a punch. They’re all delicious and don’t let anyone fool you — you can treat them all the same way. When done right, you don’t need a BBQ sauce. It’s perfectly fine to serve it with one, but put it on the side. The BBQ must stand out on its own.

This recipe uses a very basic rub but leaves out the sugar. There’s no need to add sugar. All the sweetness should come from your selection of wood. Most wood will work, but I like apple wood or cherry.

Smoked Pork Ribs

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 4


  • 2 Racks of ribs
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper


  • Combine all the spices in a bowl.
  • Cover your two racks of ribs with the spices. Use it all, don't be shy.
  • Smoke your ribs at 225f for 3 hours. Check it at 2 hours and 2.5 hours if the heat in your smoker is uneven.

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