Baby Back Ribs - Competition Style

Below is how we prepare our ribs. A link with more detail/pictures is below too.

BBQ Ribs Prep


-3 Rack of Baby Back Ribs
-1 Stick Butter
-Regular Yellow Mustard
-BBQ Sauce of Choice (We use Three Little Pigs)
-BBQ Rub of Choice (We use Willinghams)
-Aluminum Foil
-Clear Seran Wrap
-Wood of your choice (we use cherry)


In order to prepare the ribs, we have laid out a timeline for everything from purchase to chow time.

Friday 6:00 PM

  • Purchased 3 racks of baby back ribs.

Friday 9:00 PM

  • Remove membrane from back of ribs.

  • Baste each rack of ribs with the yellow mustard

  • Sprinkle the rub lightly over the mustard. DO NOT RUB THE RUB INTO THE RIB

  • Wrap each rack of rib in the clear wrap, then cover in aluminum foil.

  • Refrigerate for 9-12 hours.

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    Saturday 6:00 AM

  • Bring the smoker to 225�

  • Take the ribs out of the aluminum foil/clear wrap. Place onto smoker.

  • Load 2 chinks of cherry wood into fire box

Saturday 10:00 AM

  • Take ribs off smoker.
  • Baste with some butter
  • Wrap each rack in aluminum foil.
  • Place the wrapped ribs back onto the smoker.
    Bring smoker temp up to 240-250.

Saturday 12:00 Noon

  • Ribs should be done. Remove from aluminum foil and clear wrap. Place onto smoker directly. Baste with some honey. Let sit on the smoker for 5-10 minutes.

  • After 5-10 minutes, baste with BBQ sauce. Let them sit on the smoker until the sauce starts to caramelize. Once they are to your liking, remove from grill, wrap in aluminum foil. Serve 20 minutes after you removed from the grill.

Saturday 12:50 PM: Ribs are ready


I always receive rave reviews for my baby back ribs. I use a simple fool proof receipe.
Place two racks of ribs on a HEAVY foil lined cookie sheet with enough foil at edges to make a tent.
Sprinkle salt, pepper, and garlic salt on ribs.
Bring foil over to form tent and seal.
Cook 1 hour at 450 degrees. Turn oven off.
Meanwhile pour bottle of your favorite BBQ sauce in pan. Add can of crushed pineapple. Add a couple shots of hot sauce. Just heat til warm.
Open tented ribs- pour sauce on- reseal until ready to serve.

Spwhitt, these are fall off the bone full flavor ribs. Thanks