Rasheed Philips

Sweet Bourbon Glazed Pork Spare Ribs

Serves: 4 people
Cook Time: 3 - 4 hours


  • Pork Ribs

  • Bourbon Glaze

Masterbuilt and Rasheed Philips have teamed up again to bring you another season of Smoke Sessions. Join us week after week for a delicious meal to cook up on your Gravity Series 1050!


  1. 01

    Preparing the pork ribs:

  2. 02

    Remove the membrane: - On the backside of the ribs, locate the thin, shiny membrane covering the bone. Use a butter knife or your fingers to loosen and lift one corner of the membrane. - Once you've lifted a small portion, grip the membrane with a paper towel and pull it off the ribs. This step allows better flavor penetration and tenderizes the ribs.



    • 2 - 4 racks of pork spare ribs
  4. 03

    Apply the pork rub: - Season both sides of the ribs generously with your favorite pork rub. Ensure an even coating, gently patting the rub into the meat for better adherence. - You can let the ribs sit in the fridge with the rub for 1-2 hours (or overnight) to enhance the flavors, but this step is optional.



    • Your favorite pork rub (commercial or homemade). We used Philips Barbeque Co Slab Father
  6. 04

    Preparing the bourbon glaze:

  7. 05

    In a saucepan, combine the bourbon whiskey, ketchup, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, and onion powder.



    • 1/2 cup bourbon whiskey
    • 1/2 cup ketchup
    • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
    • 1/4 cup brown sugar
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
    • 1 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  9. 06

    Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring to combine the ingredients

  10. 07

    Let the glaze simmer for about 10-15 minutes until it thickens and develops a rich flavor. Season with salt and pepper to taste.



    • Salt and pepper to taste
  12. 08

    Smoking the pork ribs on the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050:

  13. 09

    Preheat your Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 smoker to a temperature of 260 degrees Fahrenheit using your preferred fuel source

  14. 10

    Once the smoker is ready, place the seasoned pork ribs on the grates, bone-side down.

  15. 11

    Close the lid and smoke the ribs at 260 degrees Fahrenheit for about 3 to 3.5 hours, or until the internal temperature reaches 195-203 degrees Fahrenheit (90-95 degrees Celsius).

  16. 12

    Applying the bourbon glaze:

  17. 13

    During the last 30-45 minutes of cooking, brush the bourbon glaze generously onto both sides of the ribs. Apply multiple layers for a rich, sticky glaze.

  18. 14

    Continue smoking until the glaze caramelizes and forms a beautiful bark on the ribs.

  19. 15

    Once the ribs are fully cooked and the glaze has set, remove them from the smoker and let them rest for a few minutes.

  20. 16

    Slice the ribs between the bones and serve them hot with your favorite side dishes.

  21. 17

    Enjoy your deliciously smoked pork spare ribs with a delightful bourbon glaze, cooked to perfection on the Masterbuilt Gravity Series 1050 smoker!


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