Barrel House Cooker Smoked Ribs

If you're looking for moist ribs with a smoke ring, try smoking them in the Barrel House Cooker following this method.

Recipe reposted with permission from BBQ Blogger Girls Can Grill.

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  • 2 slabs baby back ribs
  • 4 tablespoons BBQ rub
  • Prep Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 hours


  1. Remove the membrane from the backside of each slab.
  2. Cover the ribs liberally with your favorite BBQ seasoning. Let rest on a sheet pan at room temperature for two hours.
  3. 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.
  4. Find the second bone from the top, and pierce a hook below that point through the meat. Repeat with the other slab.
Hooked BHC Smoked Ribs
Finished BHC Smoked Ribs
  1. Hang the ribs on the H-frame. Close the lid and smoke for 2½ to 3 hours, until the meat starts to pull away and show about ½-inch of the bones.
  2. Remove from the smoker. Let rest for 15-30 minutes. Slice, serve and enjoy!