BBQ Baby Back Ribs

Dustin Green

Fuel Type:
  • People

    Serves 4

  • Prep Time

    15 min.

  • Smoking Time

    4 h


the Ingredients

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  • Completed step 4 teaspoons Yellow Mustard
  • Completed step 2 Slabs Baby Back Ribs, roughly 2 lbs each
  • Completed step BBQ Spice, of your choice - as needed
  • Completed step 8 tablespoons Apple Juice
  • Completed step 4 tablespoons Honey
  • Completed step 4 tablespoons BBQ Spice, of your choice

Special Equipment

  • Weber Butcher Paper
  • Heavy-duty Aluminum Foil


  • Fill hopper with desired pellet blend. For this recipe, cherry, apple, grillmaster or hickory would be recommended.
  • Prepare the wood pellet grill for low heat heating (250°F).
  • Place the Wet Smoke Kit foil pan half-filled with water on top of Flavorizer Bars under the grates.
  • Engage the Weber Connect app to provide notification when the Wood Pellet Grill has reached temperature.
  • Once up to temperature, brush grates clean.
  • Peel the membrane from the back of the ribs if necessary.
  • Place the ribs on a baking sheet with the back side of the ribs facing up. Rub the backside of the rack with 1 tsp of mustard. Then sprinkle with bbq spice.
  • Turn the rack over and repeat.
  • Place the ribs back into the refrigerator for 30 minutes to cool.
  • Place the ribs on the Wood Pellet Grill and cook for 2 hours.
  • After 2 hours, remove the ribs from the smoker.
  • Place 2 sheets of butcher paper, or aluminum foil on a flat surface. Add 2 tbsp apple juice, 1 tbsp honey and 1 tbsp bbq spice on the foil. Place the ribs bone-side up on top of the seasonings. Wrap the ribs leaving a small air gap.
  • Return the ribs to the Wood Pellet Grill and cook for 1 hour more.
  • After 1 hour, remove the ribs from the smoker, unwrap from the foil and place back on the grill.
  • Cook the ribs for 45 minutes unwrapped. Brush the ribs with sauce and cook for 15 minutes more.
  • Check doneness of the ribs with a toothpick between the bone. Check for even pullback of the meat from the bone.
  • Remove from the grill and slice into desired pieces and serve.

Let's Gear Up

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