Here is a recipe I came across that looks interesting, I have not tried it yet. It originally was a grilling recipe, but I think it will work in a smoker. Enjoy. Mike. Beer Brined Baby Back Ribs with Honey BBQ Sauce â€¢4 lbs. baby back ribs For the brine - â€¢36 oz. beer â€¢3 T kosher salt â€¢3 T packed brown sugar â€¢1 T celery seeds â€¢1 T cayenne pepper â€¢1 Â½ t black pepper â€¢1 t liquid smoke (optional) - This was a grilling recipe, I think leave it out since we are smoking - YOUR CHOICE For the honey BBQ sauce - â€¢2/3 C fine chopped onion â€¢2-3 cloves garlic, minced â€¢2 T oil â€¢1 Â½ C Heinz Chili Sauce â€¢1 C beer â€¢Â½ C honey â€¢Â¼ C Worcestershire sauce â€¢2 T yellow mustard 1.Prepare your ribs by rinsing them off and removing the membrane on the back (slide a sharp knife under there to loosen it, then grab it with something dry like a paper towel and pull it off). 2.You may cut your ribs into sections before brining, if desired. Brining - â€¢Mix together beer, salt, brown sugar, celery seed, cayenne pepper, black pepper and liquid smoke in a saucepan. â€¢Heat over low heat, stirring gently until all the salt dissolves; allow to cool. â€¢Place rib sections in a large ziplock or resealable bag and pour the cooled brine over; squeeze out as much air as possible and seal the bag. â€¢Allow the ribs to brine in this mixture, for 6 hours or overnight, rotating bag occasionally. â€¢Prior to cooking, remove ribs from brine and pat dry; discard used brine. Cooking - â€¢Smoke at 225Â°-250Â° to desired doneness using favorite smoking wood â€¢Baste with honey bbq sauce during the last minutes of cooking, allowing the sauce to set. The Sauce - â€¢Cook onion and garlic in oil in a small saucepan until the onions become tender. â€¢Add the chili sauce, beer, honey, Worcestershire sauce and mustard to the pan, stirring to mix well. â€¢Bring sauce to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until it is as thick as you like it. â€¢Use sauce on ribs as a baste; sauce can be prepared ahead.