RecipeHickory Smoked Spareribs

Famous Dave’s Hickory Smoked Spareribs recipe combines the Basic Mop recipe with Famous Products Rib Rub and your favorite BBQ Sauce for a decadent dinner.

Serves 4
Hickory Smoked Spareribs


1 Rack St. Louis Style Spareribs

1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt

3 Tablespoons Famous Dave’s Rib Rub

Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce (As Needed)

Basic Mop (See Basic Mop Recipe Below, As Needed)

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  1. Score membrane side of sparerib with knife and season meat side of sparerib with kosher salt and Famous Dave’s rib rub. Let sit for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  2. Meanwhile build fire on one side of BBQ grill.
  3. When coals are ready, place sparerib on opposite side of fire membrane side down. If using a rib rack, place sparerib with fatter side down.
  4. Cover with lid and place thermometer in top holes of lid. Smoke for 3 – 3.5 hours at 225° – 250° or until tender and approximately 175° at thickest part of rib. At this point you can Mop ribs half way through cooking or not.
  5. Remove from grill. Spread coals out and add more if needed. When coals are hot, place rib back on membrane side down.
  6. Char membrane side until bubbling.
  7. Flip and sauce membrane side with Famous Dave’s BBQ Sauce. When meat side is bubbling flip again and sauce meat side.

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