The 5 Ultimate BBQ Baby Back Ribs

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Baby Back Ribs

Start with high-quality baby back ribs, known for their tenderness and meatiness. Look for ribs with a good meat-to-bone ratio.

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Preparing the Ribs

Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs for better seasoning penetration. Trim excess fat and silver skin for a cleaner presentation.

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Creating the Dry Rub

Mix together brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and any other preferred spices.

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Marinating Time

Let the ribs marinate in the dry rub for at least 2 hours, or ideally overnight in the refrigerator. This enhances flavor and tenderness.

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Preparing the Grill

Preheat your grill to medium-low heat (around 275°F / 135°C) for indirect cooking. Use wood chips or chunks for smoking—hickory.

The REAL Secret to Perfect BBQ Ribs