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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Total Time 6 hrs 15 mins
Servings 3


  • 1 rack of baby back ribs
  • 3 - 4 T of your favorite rub
  • 1 c beer or liquid of choice
  • ¼ c. brown sugar
  • 2 - 3 T softened butter
  • ½ c. bbq sauce
  • Wood chips for smoker (I used apple wood for this recipe)


  1. The night before rub the ribs with dry rub, wrap them in plastic wrap and put in the fridge.
  2. The next day take them out and come to room temperature (30 min to an hour)
  3. While they are coming to room temp, heat your smoker to 225 degrees and add your wood chips.
  4. Put the ribs in the smoker and let sit for 3 hours.
  5. After 3 hours take the ribs out and put bone side up in aluminum foil. Rub in brown sugar, put butter on top and pour on liquid.
  6. Tent foil over the ribs and return to the smoker for an additional two hours at 225 degrees.
  7. After 2 hours take the ribs out and smear on the bbq sauce.
  8. Return to the smoker bone side down for an additional hour.
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