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Hickory Smoked St. Louis-style Ribs

Servings 6
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 4 hrs
Resting Time 10 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 20 mins


  • 2 racks St. Louis-style ribs
  • cup your favorite homemade or shop-bought pork rub
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • Hickory wood pellets


  • Place meat on a baking sheet, brush with the olive oil and rub the seasoning well into the racks of ribs. Cover and leave in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Preheat your wood pellet smoker to 250 °F and when it has reached temperature place the ribs directly on the grill. Cook for three hours.
  • Remove the racks of ribs and place them on a sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil, bone side down. Wrap tightly with the foil.
  • Return the ribs to the grill and cook for a further two hours.
  • Remove the racks of ribs again and remove the foil. Turn up the heat to 325 °F and cook the ribs for a further hour.
  • Check the internal temperature is over 190 °F, then remove the meat and let it rest for 10 minutes before serving.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Smoked