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Hot Apple Ribs Recipe Using the Outlaw Smoker

May 05, 2021

Hot Apple Ribs Recipe Using the Outlaw Smoker




  • 1 package of Heath Riles BBQ Butter Bath & Wrap (you will only need 3 tablespoons per slab, so the amount depends on how many slabs of ribs you are cooking)
  • Apple Juice (you need 3/4 per slab of ribs)



  1. Get cooker ready and up to temp of 275º-300º, we used the Outlaw Smoker for this cook.
  2. Remove ribs from packaging. Take off the membrane from the back of the ribs and trim to your liking.
  3. Rub ribs with yellow mustard, or binder of your choice (both sides).
  4. Season ribs with a base of Heath Riles BBQ Hot Rub (both sides).
  5. Season ribs with a layer of Heath Riles BBQ Apple Rub (both sides).
  6. Place ribs on your cooker at approximately 275º, we used Hickory wood for this cook along with Royal Oak Charcoal.
  7. Cook ribs for approximately 2 and a half hours, we added wood every 30 minutes to keep our temperature at 275º. We also spritzed our ribs every 30-45 minutes with water to keep them moist.
  8. After 2 and a half hours at 275º, remove your ribs to wrap. Wrap with Heath Riles BBQ Butter Bath & Wrap. You should mix 3 tablespoons with 3/4 cup of apple juice PER SLAB of rib. Once wrapped with Butter Bath and apple juice mixture, wrap with foil and return to the grill.
  9. Cook wrapped ribs for approximately another 2 to 2 and a half hours or until the internal temperature is 203º-205º. Once this temperature is reached, remove from grill.
  10. Unwrap ribs and sauce with sauce recipe above. (You should have melted these ingredients over heat to make sure your apple jelly is melted.)
  11. After saucing, return to the grill to set the sauce. You can also sprinkle with Heath Riles BBQ Apple Rub. Allow the sauce to set and remove from the grill.
  12. ENJOY!

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