Time: 2 hours 45 minutes

Serves: 4-6

  • 4 slabs baby back pork ribs (approximately 2 pounds each)
Wet ingredients for rub:
  • 3/4 cup white distilled vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • Dry ingredients for rub:
  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3/4 cup garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup oregano
  • 1/2 cup celery seed
  • 1 cup paprika
  • 3/4 cup chile powder
  • 1/4 cup ancho chile powder
  • Apple wood smoking chips, soaked in water


Recipe courtesy Tyler Florence 060309-tyler_ribs Turn on grill/smoker and heat it up.  Place soaked applewood chips in smoker box and place over heat in grill (if you are using a charcoal grill place the wet chips directly on top of coals). Combine dry rub ingredients together then take out a third of the mixture and set aside to dry-rub the ribs when finished.  Add water, vinegar and lemon juice to the remaining 2/3 of the bowl to make a paste.   Baste the ribs all over with the paste and set on the grill for two and a half hours.  When just about done give them a final baste so the dry rub will stick and shower with dry rub

Edited: July 31st, 2009