Saucy Smoked St. Louis Ribs | Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle

Saucy Smoked St. Louis Ribs


1 rack of Chairman’s Reserve® St. Louis Ribs (2½ pounds)
4 tablespoons butter, unsalted
3 tablespoons honey
1 cup white sugar
⅓ cup smoked paprika
¼ cup garlic powder
¼ cup kosher salt
1½ teaspoons cayenne powder
1½ teaspoons black pepper
1½ teaspoons cumin powder
1½ teaspoons dry mustard
1½ teaspoons dried oregano
6 oz barbecue sauce


1. Set your smoker at 230°F. Remove thin membrane from rib side of the slab if it is present.
2. Combine all seasoning ingredients together and divide into halves.
3. Pat slab dry and rub it down with half the dry rub. Let stand for 2 or more hours.
4. After ribs have marinated in rub, apply the rest of the dry rub and place ribs, meat side up in the smoker. Let smoke for 2ó hours, checking often for appropriate smoke and temperature.
5. Remove ribs from smoker and lay on a large sheet of heavy-duty aluminum foil.
6. Wrap the ribs up and return to smoker for an additional 1ó hours.
7. Unwrap the ribs and brush lightly with barbecue sauce, smoke an additional 15 minutes.
8. Remove ribs and let stand for 10 minutes. Serve.