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Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs

Carlton Haynes is the innovative, professional chef by trade who loves to cook.

Dry Rubbed Smoked Ribs

These ribs were smoked using my B.B.Q Rub that is packed with great flavor .

These ribs were smoked using my B.B.Q Rub that is packed with great flavor .

Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs

If there is any one food that would give any picnic item a run for its money foods like hamburgers, grilled hotdogs and steaks as being an America Stable it would be BBQ Ribs. The tradition of smoking meat low and slow over heat has become so popular that it has people worldwide doing it each and every day and with the weather starting to clear up a little bit it's time to really start using my smoker again although I use it all year long. These ribs were smoked using my B.B.Q Rub that is packed with great flavor and I sell at my commercial spice company So what I want to share with you how I prepare to cook my ribs in my smoker.

Removing the Membrane

Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs
first thing we need to do is remove the membrane, the membrane is the thin clear thin light cream-colored skin that is on the backside of your rib, now some people keep it on but like to remove it because it gives me an even more tender piece of meat.
Now to remove the membrane at one end on the ribs slide a boning knife under the membrane and lift to loosen then place the knife down and using a clean dry kitchen towel grab the membrane and pull it off slowly, just remember it may tear while pulling but just grab and continue to pull as much as you can.


Removing the Membrane

The membrane, the membrane is the thin clear thin light cream-colored skin that is on the backside of your rib, now some people keep it on but like to remove it because it gives me an even more tender piece of meat.

The membrane, the membrane is the thin clear thin light cream-colored skin that is on the backside of your rib, now some people keep it on but like to remove it because it gives me an even more tender piece of meat.

Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs

Making Your Rub
For my rub I am using my own custom-made spice that I sell you can always order from me but you can also make a really simple rub using things like combing salt, black pepper, garlic powder chili powder onion powder and if you want a little hint of spice, you can use paprika. This mix is a simple mix you can use on other types of meat as well.


Applying the Rub to Your Ribs

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Adding the Rub to the Ribs

Applying the Rub to Your Ribs
What I do is mix up my rub mixture very well then, I apply very well over the top side of the rib then rub it in just like you're massaging something then flip it over then do the same now remember you can be generous with the rub.


Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs

I apply very well over the top side of the rib then rub it in just like you're massaging something then flip it over then do the same now remember you can be generous with the rub.

I apply very well over the top side of the rib then rub it in just like you're massaging something then flip it over then do the same now remember you can be generous with the rub.

Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs

Setting up to smoke
Get your smoker up and going and get your temperature around 225 to 250 degrees i normally cook my ribs using apple wood but hickory and pecan are also good at this point your ribs are rubbed and your smoker is set let's start smoking by placing them ribs in the smoker and smoking them 2 1/2 to hours or until you can lift them up in, the middle with a pair of tongs if they bend very easy then you're ready to let them rest for a few minutes then cut them up and serve....Then enjoy.


Smoking Up Some Spare Ribs

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Comments

Handicapped Chef (author) from Radcliff Ky on February 24, 2021:

it really is a very easy method of cooking but if you don't have a smoker you can still slow cook them in the oven, try them both ways and enjoy.

Handicapped Chef (author) from Radcliff Ky on February 24, 2021:

Jill thanks for the comments it really is a very easy method of cooking but if you don't have a smoker you can still slow cook them in the oven, try them both ways and enjoy.

Jill Spencer from United States on February 24, 2021:

oh my heavens! I am giving this a try. You are the best.

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