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Big Green Egg Smoked Southern Baby Back Ribs Recipe & Tutorial

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Servings: 5
Author: Rhiannon


  • 2 Racks of Baby Back Ribs
  • Dry Rub we used Williams Sonoma
  • Sweet Barbecue Sauce we used Sweet Baby Rays
  • 1 Gallon Apple Juice
  • Applewood smoker Chips
  • Hardwood Charcoal


  • Prepare your ribs by removing the casing on underside. Apply Dry Rub generously to the meat side of the ribs. Now prepare your smoker or grill. If you don’t have a Green Egg (you should run out and get one:) but any smoker or grill will work. Start by lighting the hardwood charcoal and soaking Applewood chips in water to moisten. Add apple chips to hot coals… You are going to smoke the ribs for a total of five hours, on low indirect heat, at 250 degrees, with some steps in between.
  • Place the separator in the grill to allow for indirect heat
  • Place Grill top on top of the separator and then place grill rack onto grill top.
  • Place ribs bone side down onto grill rack.
  • Smoke for three hours on indirect heat at 200-250 degrees After three hours of smoking, you are going to remove the ribs and the grill rack Place 1 gallon of apple juice in a roasting pan, and submerge ribs in liquid. Cover with foil & Return to grill for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour in the apple juice mixture, remove ribs and return directly to grill grate for the last hour of cooking.
  • Baste with barbeque sauce during the last 30 minutes