Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

Smoked Pork Spare Ribs

The smoked pork spare ribs recipe is very easy, and delicious.
Servings 8
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes


  • Z Grills Pellet Smoker
  • Z Grills Apple Wood Pellets


  • 2 racks Pork Spare ribs
  • Mustard
  • AP rub
  • Hot BBQ rub
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • butter
  • Honey
  • Brown sugar
  • BBQ sauce


  • Start off by pulling the membrane and squaring off the ends.
  • Use mustard as a binder when cooking pork, it helps the rub stick better in my opinion.
  • Use AP rub and Hot BBQ rub pretty heavily on ribs.
  • As let the seasoning do its work then turn Z Grills to 250 degrees and let it preheat for 15-20 minutes, now we’re ready to let them get a smoke bath.
  • Sprit with 1/2 parts apple cider vinegar and 1/2 parts water whenever the ribs become dry looking, usually around every 45 minutes.
  • Once you like the color of the ribs, wrap in peach butcher paper with butter, honey, and brown sugar and let them continue cooking while protecting the color.
  • At 190 degrees ID, mop them with BBQ sauce and stick them back in the Z so the sauce can Tac up and pull them out at 196 degrees IT.
  • No further than 196 if you don’t like your ribs falling off the bone.
  • Done, enjoy your ribs!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pork, Smoked

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  1. Great recipe but some details left out ! Do they go back wrapped after BBQ sauce is applied ?

    1. z grills Author says:

      Yes, wrap the ribs again.

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