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Spritzing Pork Rib Scraps

Smoked Rib Scraps

A simple recipe for smoking your rib scraps.
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: how to smoke rib scraps, rib scraps, smoked ribs scraps, what to do with rib scraps
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 10kcal


  • 2-3 pounds rib scraps riblets excluded
  • bottled or homemade rub
  • 1/2 cup apple juice


  • Prepare your smoker for 225 degrees F. Add your preferred wood. Fruit woods are recommended.
  • Blot the meat dry with paper towels. Apply a little yellow mustard or vegetable oil onto your rib scraps—season well with rub.
  • Place the seasoned ribs scraps onto the grates of your smoker, close the lid, and let them cook for 1- 1 1/2 hours.
  • After this time, spritz with warmed apple juice, as needed.
  • Let the rib scraps cook for an additional 1- 1 1/2 hours or until they reach an internal temperature of 185 degrees F.
  • Once cooked, remove the ribs scraps from the smoker and rest for a good 15-20 minutes before using.


Calories: 10kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg