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Smoked Pork Spare Ribs Just Got Better

Just when you thought smoked pork spare ribs couldn't get any better, I decided to take things up a few notches and you will be amazed when you try this.
Course Main
Cuisine Hot Smoking
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 6 hours
Servings 6 -8
Author Jeff Phillips


  • 2 racks of pork spare ribs
  • Yellow mustard
  • Jeff's rub ((purchase recipe))
  • Dark brown sugar ((light will work if it's all you have))
  • REAL salted butter
  • Plenty of heavy duty foil


  • Rinse ribs under cold water
  • Trim the ribs St. Louis style if desired (instructions above)
  • Remove membrane and flap meat on bone side of ribs
  • Apply a coat of yellow mustard then a heavy coat of rub to the bone side
  • Flip the ribs over and repeat the mustard/rub application on meaty side
  • Prepare smoker for cooking at 225°F with pecan + fruit wood
  • Place ribs bone side down directly on smoker grate and cook for 3 hours
  • Make a bed of brown sugar, rub and butter onto 36 x 18 sheet of foil
  • Lay rack of ribs meat side down onto this bed of ingredients
  • Wrap foil around ribs carefully then wrap with another equally sized piece
  • Cook at 225°F for 2 hours
  • Remove ribs from foil carefully saving the juice that has collected
  • Place ribs, bone side down back onto smoker grate for 1 hour.
  • Rest for 10 minutes then slice and enjoy!