Hot & Fast Smoked Baby Back Ribs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 155kcal


  • NOMAD Grill & Smoker
  • Charcoal
  • Maple wood chips
  • You can use any other charcoal grill to make this recipe


  • 2 racks baby back ribs
  • 1 cup BBQ sauce your favorite sweet and thick bbq sauce
  • ½ cup apple cider vinegar

Kids friendly dry rub

  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup paprika
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt


  • Mix all the dry rub ingredients together.
  • Season the ribs on both sides generously.
  • Load your charcoal into your chimney and fire it up.
  • Once the charcoal is ready, drop it off under the grate, add a few maple wood chips and close the lid with opened vent. The target temperature on your grill should be 325°F.
  • Place the ribs on the grates, meat side up, and close the lid ASAP as you don't want to give the flames too much air. 
  • Mix apple cider vinegar and water together in a food safe spray bottle.
  • After about one hour, flip the racks to meat side down. Check them every 10 minutes and spray some apple vinegar to keep them moist.
  • Once they have a good looking color and tenderness; brush both sides and grill for another 5 minutes.
  • Enjoy!


Serving: 0.5rack | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 364mg | Potassium: 166mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 121IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 1mg
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