Last updated July 9, 2018
If you’re looking for tender St. Louis Style ribs, try smoking them in the Barrel House Cooker following this method.
Disclosure: Barrel House Cooker sponsored this post. Opinions are my own.
Barrel House Cooker St. Louis Style Ribs
- 2 slabs St. Louis Style ribs
- 2 tbsp yellow mustard
- 4 tbsp BBQ rub
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- Remove the membrane from the backside of each slab.
- Rub the ribs with yellow mustard and your favorite BBQ seasoning. Let rest on a sheet pan while you're lighting the grill.
- Light your coals with a chimney starter. Let burn for 10-15 minutes. Dump into the basket of the Barrel House Cooker. Set the intake to your altitude setting. Set the barrel onto the base, and let the coals burn for another 5-10 minutes with the lid open. Place the H-frame in the barrel.
Find the second bone from the top, and pierce a hook below that point through the meat. Repeat with the other slab.
- Hang the ribs on the H-frame. Close the lid and smoke for 2 ½, until the meat starts to pull away and show about 1/2-inch of the bones.
- Pull up from the smoker and brush on all sides with barbecue sauce. Return to the smoker for 30 minutes.
- Remove from the smoker. Let rest for 15-30 minutes. Slice and serve.
The easiest way to remove the membrane from ribs is to peel up a small piece with a knife. Then, grab that piece using a paper towel, and pull it off the rack. The paper towel provides extra grip, so the membrane doesn’t slip out of your fingers.