Firecracker Ribs

Firecracker Ribs

  • BBQ Type: Smoker
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 5 h 30 min to 6 h 30 min
  • 4 portions



  • 4 Slabs of baby back ribs
  • 2 cup - Apple cider vinegar
  • Wood chunks for smoking, preferably oak and pecan


  • 2 tbsp - Paprika
  • 3 tbsp - Dark brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp - Salt
  • 2 tsp - Chili powder
  • 2 tsp - Garlic flakes
  • 2 tsp - Onion flakes
  • 1 tsp - Cracked black pepper



  1. Preheat your smoker at 225°F;
  2. Remove the membrane under each slab of ribs by inserting a butter knife between the membrane and one of the bone, grab and pull the membrane with paper towels to remove it completely;
  3. Combine all Rub ingredients in a bowl and generously season each slab of ribs on both side;
  4. Place the ribs in your smoker and toss 4 to 6 wood chunks onto hot coals for smoking; Close the lid and cook for 5 hours at 225°F; Pour apple cider vinegar into a spray bottle and spray the ribs every hour while cooking; If you don’t have a spray bottle you can also use a basting mop or brush;
  5. In a saucepan or cast iron skillet, combine all Glaze ingredients and bring to a boil for 5 minutes; If you prefer a milder glaze, reduce the hot sauce amount to 3 Oz;
  6. Once the ribs have cook for about 5 hours, glaze each slab and cook for another hour at 225°F; You’ll know the ribs are fully cooked one the meat have shrunk of about 1 inch from the bones;
  7. Remove the ribs for the smoker and let rest for 15 minutes at room temperature; Enjoy.

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