Smoked Barbecue Baby Back Ribs Recipe

2 full racks of ribs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons of kosher salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of chili powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of paprika
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 2 full racks of baby back ribs, cut in half and membrane removed
  • ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup of apple cider
  • ¼ cup of apple juice
  • 2 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce
  1. Preheat the smoker to 225°.
  2. In a small bowl mix together the salt, chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, paprika and black pepper to make a rub.
  3. Generously season the ribs on all sides with the rub and let sit for 1 hour. Transfer the ribs to a smoking rack and smoke at 225° for 3 hours.
  4. Remove the ribs and place each ½ rack onto a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil.
  5. Add the cider vinegar, cider and juice to a spray bottle and generously spray the top of the ribs using the spray mixture.
  6. Wrap up the ribs and place back in the smoker, turn the smoker setting to off, and cook at 225° for 2 hours.
  7. Remove the ribs, unwrap them and baste them with 1 cup of BBQ sauce. Return them to the smoker and elevate the temperature to 250° and smoke for 1 hour.
  8. Remove from the grill, rest for 10 minutes and add on remaining BBQ sauce. Serve!