Top Tips from our Head Grill MasterGrilling Inspiration: Ultimate Smoked Ribs for the 4th


Ribs are a fan favorite for the 4th of July, and we’re sharing tips to get you ready for a meal to remember and a few of our favorite recipes.

Top Tips for Smoked Ribs

Formula for the number of hours on the grill (on grill in foil / on grill out of foil / back on the grill). 

1.     Baby backs     2-1-1
2.     Spare              3-2-1  
3.     Back ribs         3-2-1
4.     St. Louis          3-2-1 

Go-to bbq rub. It’s all personal preference but I like mine hot AND loud. Here is my grill master blend: even parts of black pepper, salt, granulated garlic, and onion to start bringing out the flavor. I add paprika to add some color, and I add some heat with cayenne pepper and cumin. Bonus tip, the rub can be a little coarse so put it in a food processer to turn it into a fine texture, for a nice dusting over the ribs.

Wrap ribs by adding ½ cup of apple juice, ½ a stick of butter, ¼ cup of your favorite bbq rub, put the meat side down and wrap. 

Sauce ribs 20-30 minutes before they come off the grill.

When are they done? 195-200° for fall off the bone or 185-190° for a little bit of pull back.

If you want to follow a recipe, then check out the 3 below. Have fun with it and share! We'd love to see what you grill! #DiscoverWhat'sPossible