Smoking pork ribs help needed.
i'm going to fire up the smoker tomorrow and try my first attempt at pork ribs.
i tried babybacks in the smoker a while ago employing the 3-2-1 method, and they were terrible. tough, no smoke ring, chewy, etc..
so, this time i bought 2 untrimmed whole racks of ribs hoping i'll do better this time.
my plan is to wrap them with a rub of brown sugar, salt, paprika, garlic powder, dried thyme and parsley, cumin, and dry mustard tonight and into the fridge they'll await their fate.
so, now what do i do? should i trim them first? are there any good pics or video on the web on how to do this?
at what temp should they be cooked? i'll be using a mix of hickory and apple woods for the smoke.
should i baste them while cooking? how often? i was thinking of using apple juice in a spray bottle.
near completion, i'm going to slather one rack in kraft bbq sauce, and one in sweet baby rays to see which one we prefer.
any help is greatly appreciated.
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