Can you smoke ribs with charcoal?
Unlike a steak or hamburger, you can’t just throw a rack of ribs over some hot coals and grill it (unless you enjoy tough, dry ribs).
Authentic baby back & BBQ spare ribs are slow-smoked for 4½ hours over charcoal and wood.
How long do you smoke ribs in a charcoal smoker?
Smoke the ribs for about 5 hours, applying your mop about every 45 minutes. The thickest part of the rack of ribs should be about 170-180 degrees F if a constant temperature was maintained while smoking. During the last hour, I wrap the ribs in foil after applying my mop, and I put them back on the smoker.
How long do you smoke spare ribs at 225?
Smoke your ribs at 225° F for 3 hours. It normally takes about 6 hours to fully smoke a rack of ribs, so if you want to just smoke them, leave them in there for about 6 hours, giving them a liquid spray (apple juice, beer, even water) about every hour. Otherwise, this is only the first step of the process.
How do you smoke meat on a charcoal smoker?
How to Smoke on a Charcoal Grill
- Pick your wood. Fill up a disposable smoker box with your choice of wood chips.
- Select your coals. A chimney starter makes all the difference.
- Set up two zones.
- Control the temperature.
- Cook your meat.
- Follow the recipe.