Easy Vertical Smoked Ribs

Want crazy good smoked ribs? Hang them. Yep, hang them in a drum smoker for the best flavor and perfect bite every time. No lie, even the neighbors are gunna come knocking for this one. 

I find that hanging meat is the perfect way to get that amazing smoke ring and back a ton of flavor without sacrificing moisture or mouthfeel.


- racks pork back ribs - sweet and spicy seasoning blend - olive oil - Worchestershire sauce - apple cider vinegar - bourbon

Prep the ribs by patting them dry and removing the membrane. Cover liberally with seasoning blend, patting with your hands to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours.

Hang the ribs, with the hook slide between the second bone and then from the meat hooks in the smoker.

Baste the ribs in barbecue sauce and place, meat side down over the fire to crisp the sauce up. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes, rotating as needed.

Vertical smokers, also known as drum smokers or barrels smokers are about as old school as it gets before we dig a pit and lay leaves over our meat.

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