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Grilled St. Louis Spare Ribs

Grilled St. Louis Spare Ribs

I heard someone say once you can’t make good ribs on a gas grill, that’s right you can’t. You can make amazing ribs on the Weber Gas Grill and in this recipe that’s just what we did.

Yield: 3 Racks of Ribs
Prep time: 10 Minute Prep
Total time: 3.5 Hours Cook Time


Measure Ingredient Prep Notes
3 racks Ribs, St. Louis Spare Rib membrane removed
2-4 tbsp Oil, Canola/Olive Blend
4-6 tbsp Rub-A-Dub Seasoning
1 can Cola (not diet)
taste Blues Hog Raspberry Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Cooking Directions:

  • Clean and sanitize all cutting boards and prep surfaces prior to use
  • Read all manufacturer’s instructions before using grills and any cooking tools
  • Clean Weber grill before use – clean grill grates and wipe down with damp towel
  • Remove left side grill grate and store, leaving only the right side grill grate
  • Add weber smoker box between left burner and grill tub side wall
  • Ignite grill and adjust temp to 300˚ F
  • Once grill reaches temp of 300˚ F, turn off the right burners and leave the far left burner on to setup for indirect cooking
  • While grill is heating up – prep ribs as follows:
  • Remove membrane from back of ribs
  • Lightly Oil both sides and season to taste with Rub-A-Dub
  • Let Ribs sit at room temp until grill is ready
  • Wash, rinse and sanitize spray bottle and load with 1 can of cola, leave spray head off for now
  • Place the ribs on the grill as shown in the video (use warming rack if needed)
  • Load smoker box with 2-3 handfuls of dry apple chips (do not ignite) and close the lid
  • Close the grill and make sure temp levels out at 300˚ F
  • Cook for 45 minutes, open lid and spray ribs until moisture sits on the surface
  • Close grill and repeat this process every 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Add more wood chips as needed to reach desired smoke level
  • Remove ribs after 3.5 hours of cooking and bring into kitchen
  • Brush with sauce or drizzle with sauce and enjoy

BBQ Gear / Supplies:

  • Weber Genesis SA-E-330 Ace Sku #80379394

  • Weber Smoker Box Ace Sku #8321671

  • Spray Bottle, 32 oz Harris Ace Sku #7810187

  • Weber Grill Brush. Ace Sku #8352460

  • Weber Basting Brush. Ace Sku #8321804

  • Rub-A-Dub, 5280 Culinary. Ace Sku #8562050

  • Blues Hog, Raspberry Chipotle Sauce. Ace Sku #8064934

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