Smoked St. Louis Cut Spare Ribs with Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub

2         ea          Fresh St. Louis cut pork spare ribs- membrane                                   removed. 
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1         C           Spice Union Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub
1/2      C           Melted Butter


  1. Preheat your smoker to 225°F; per the manufacturer's directions.

  2. Liberally season both sides of the rib racks with Spice Union's Sweet & Smoky Spice Rub.

  3. Place ribs in the smoker.

  4. Cook the ribs for 3 hours at 225°F.

  5. After the initial 3 hours, place each rib rack onto a large sheet of aluminum foil.

  6. Gently brush each rib rack with melted butter and wrap tightly in the aluminum foil.

  7. Return the ribs to the smoker and cook for an additional 2 hours at 225°F.

  8. After the two hours of cooking the ribs in the foil, remove the rib racks from the aluminum foil and place them back into the smoker.

  9. Smoke the ribs for a final 1 hour at 225°F.

  10. If you choose to add a glaze or sauce, you can do this in the final 30 minutes of the cook time.

  11. The ribs will be done when the meat pulls back exposing about 1/3 inch of the rib bones.

  12. Serve with your favorite sides and perhaps a light barbeque sauce for dipping.

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