BBQ Smoker pork ribs recipe with Cookshack smoker

Are you looking to prepare pork ribs with your Cookshack smoker? We all know that pork ribs are one of the most commonly smoked BBQ meals. It is universally accepted as one of the BIG 3, alongside chicken and beef. But not everyone knows how to properly smoke this meat cut. If you are one of them, this guide is meant for you. Below is a guide to prepare BBQ smoker pork ribs with a Cookshack smoker.

 Ingredients required

  • Spice rub
  • 2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 1 rack pork rib, baby back or St. Louis
  • 1 ½  tbsp mustard powder
  • 1 ½  tbsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons onions powder
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • ½ tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp ground pepper


  • Preheat your Cookshack smoker to about 2250 F. Place about 5 to 7 pieces of woods in the firebox. You can use any type of woodchip, but you need to choose the wood you are familiar with.
  • Mix mustard powder, black pepper, onion powder, minced garlic, paprika, garlic powder, cayenne, and ginger in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Takeout the pork rib and place on an aluminum foil. Apply spice rub on the entire surface of the pork. Make sure you coat evenly.
  • Fill up water in a metal pan and place it close to your smoker’s cooking chamber.  Set the pork rib in the cooking grate and close the smoker. But you should keep the vents open to allow smoke easily pass through.
  • As the woodchips burn, replace at an interval of 1 hour to retain the smoky flavor throughout the smoking process.  But do not add excessive wood as it may bring thick smoke, which is not good for the rib.
  • Maintain the smoking temperature until the pork is finally done.

Generally, it will take about 3 to 5 hours to prepare a smoked pork rib. The cooking time depends on the type and size of rib.