Memphis Back Ribs


  • back ribs, roughly 2 lbs

  • apple cider vinegar

  • butter (highest fat content you can find)

  • apple juice

  • Lillie’s Q Gold

  • Lillie's Q Q-Rub

  • Lillie's Q Carolina Dirt

  • Lillie's Q Smoky & Hot Smoky Barbeque Sauce



1. trim ribs - remove rib from either side of rack

2. remove membrane off back of rib

3. season both sides with q rub (somewhat heavily) - let sit 5 mins

4. brush ribs with a thin layer of lillie’s q gold

5. season both sides of the ribs with carolina dirt (you don’t want it

caked on, but enough so that you don’t see the gold sauce)

6. smoke at 250 degrees for 2 hours, spraying with apple cider vinegar

every 30 minutes

7. remove ribs from smoker. mix carolina dirt, apple juice and 2-3

ounces of butter. place ribs with the meat side down and brush mixture

on back side of the ribs. wrap in a double layer of foil and place

ribs back in smoker for roughly 90 minutes. ribs should have an

internal temperature around 200 degrees.

8. with the smoker still at 250, unwrap ribs and place with meat side

up. glaze with a 50/50 mixture of smoky and hot smoky every 10

minutes, for 30 minutes.

9. pull ribs off the smoker and allow to rest for 15-20 minutes

10. serve and enjoy