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Smoked BBQ Ribs

These Smoked BBQ Ribs are perfect for just because, tailgating, or get together with family or friends! Full of flavor and tender they will be a hit!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Brine12 hrs
Total Time16 hrs 5 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: BBQ
Author: Dave


  • 1 gallon Water
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • ¼ cup Garlic salt
  • ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 tbsp Black pepper
  • ¼ cup Montreal steak seasoning
  • Ice
  • 8 lbs Boneless Ribs
  • 1 bottle BBQ Sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 Squirt of ketchup
  • 1 Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Splash of apple cider vinegar


  • In a large container mix together all the brine ingredients except the ice, and give it a good stir with a whisk or a big spoon
  • Place your ribs into the brine and add ice.
  • Seal up your container and set in the fridge. Allow your brine to refrigerate for over 24 hours to let the season to soak in.
  • Prep your smoker, I always start by turning it on and placing in my chips. (I love to use apple pucks) and get a good smoke going. I add my water tray after I get a smoke going from my pucks and then open up my smoke pipe.
  • While your smoker is reaching temp remove the racks and spray with a nonstick. Using tongs remove your ribs from your brine. I let mine sit on the racks about 10 minutes to let excess fluid drip off. your smoker is at about 200-250 degrees
  • Once your smoker is at about 200-250 degrees place your ribs in the smoker! Smoke for about 3-4 hours until they reach done temperature.
  • Before you remove your ribs from the smoker prepare a container with the sauce ingredients, bbq sauce, ketchup, honey, Worcestershire sauce, and apple cider vinegar. Mix up the sauce ingredients and then throw in your ribs. My container was big enough for them to be shaken in to coat.
  • Remove your smoked ribs from the smoker and place them in your container wiht bbq sauce. I used a container that I could shake them up in to give them a good coating.
  • Once sauced fire up your barbecue on low. We cooked ours for about 10 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken up and have even more amazing flavor!