How to Smoke BBQ Spare Ribs

Today I want to share with you how to smoke BBQ spare ribs ‘low and slow’. Before I begin I have to confess that the technique and recipe you are about to read are a combination of things I have read and watched other people do online as well as things I have learned and come up with on my own through trial and error. By no means do I claim what follows to be my own method or recipe, but rather the culmination of lots of time observing others and experimenting myself. This is simply my attempt to share one particular way of smoking spare ribs, and it is a tribute to the smoking community from whom I have learned so much. I hope that the end result is a very simple and helpful walkthrough that yields a meal that is worth the effort it takes to produce.

All disclaimers aside, let’s dive right in.

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Modifying the Smoke Hollow 47180t: The Charcoal Grate (Plus bonus mod!)

In this installment of Modifying the Smoke Hollow 47180t, I will show you the custom charcoal grate I installed in my smoker box. This mod is fairly simple and inexpensive and doesn’t take too long to complete. Plus, at the end of this simple walk-through I will show you a bonus mod! So click through for some hot smoker modding action!

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Smoked ‘Fatties’

Today I smoked some fatties. What is a smoked fatty? Essentially it’s rolled up ground meat filled with whatever fillings you can think of that is then wrapped in bacon and smoked. Sound delicious? They were. I made three different kinds:

  1. BBQ bacon cheeseburger – Ground beef filled with cheddar cheese and Sweet Baby Ray’s BBQ sauce.
  2. Peppers, onions, and cheese sausage – Mild ground sausage filled with sautéed bell peppers, onions, shredded cheddar, and cream cheese.
  3. Spicy pepperoni, bacon, and sausage pizza – Spicy ground sausage filled with pizza sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella cheese.

Click through to read a description and see some pictures of the process and final product.

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Modifying the Smoke Hollow 47180t: The Deflector Plate

Monday I wrote about my first experience with my new Smoke Hollow 4-in-1 offset smoker. This outdoor appliance offers a lot of bang for the buck, but in factory condition there are a few modifications you might want to make. I previously alluded to several that have been detailed by Chris G. on his blog, Nibble Me This. In this new blog post I want to share with you a modification of my very own. Read on for the details on my deflector plate mod. Continue reading