How to Cook BBQ Pork Ribs

When asked how to cook BBQ pork ribs, every pit master out there will insist that low and slow with smoke is the only method. While I tend to agree, there are situations where that method may not be feasible.

Types of Pork Ribs

Back ribs, spare ribs, rib tips, country-style ribs and St. Louis ribs are just a few of the names you’ll encounter when buying pork ribs. With so many types of pork ribs to choose from, what exactly is the difference? Which is better?

Let’s dismantle this pig and review the various rib cuts.