Rib Baste Recipe

When smoking ribs, it’s a good idea to have a baste so you can keep your ribs moist during the cooking process. If you aren’t wrapping your ribs, basting is crucial. Even if you are wrapping, it’s a good idea to baste.

I like to start basting my ribs after 1 hour on the smoker. They need that first hour to start building the bark on the outside – so basting them before that hour mark could effect their appearance.

For a simple baste you can use apple juice or pineapple juice. But if you want a great baste, follow the recipe below:

Rib Baste Recipe

This is the baste recipe that I use to mop on the ribs. It will keep the meat nice and moist during the cooking procedure.

  • 16 oz Vegetable Oil
  • 16 oz Cider Vinegar
  • 32 oz water
  • 1 cup of dry rub
  • 2 TBS Worcestershire
  • 2 TBS Soy Sauce

You want to mop them every 30 minutes to 1 hour after the first hour.

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