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How to BBQ St. Louis Spare Ribs


When it comes to ribs, St. Louis Spare Ribs are a perfect choice for smoking. With the right amount of meat on these, the 3-2-1 cooking method is the best way to getting perfect spare ribs.


  • St. Louis Spareribs
  • Yellow Mustard
  • Salt and Pepper
Prep time
5 minutes
Cook time
6 hours


  1. Rub ribs with mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Trim excess fat and remove membrane.
  3. Smoke using the 3-2-1 method at 225-250°F.
  4. Smoke for 3 hours.
  5. Wrap in foil or butcher paper and smoke for 2 hours. Add BBQ sauce, beef stock or beer for added flavor and juiciness for last hour.
  6. Smoke unwrapped for 1 hour.
  7. Cook until ribs reach an internal temperature of 190°F or until ribs bend in a u-shape when picked up in the middle.
  8. Remove, let cool and dig in!

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