Originally Posted by pacanis
You are an honest man Roadfix.
Better luck next time. Now you have a starting point upon which to tweak.
Cook time and temp is a bit of a learning curve. Lump charcoal burns a bit hotter than regular briquettes. 2.5 hours with less lump charcoal is a pretty good set and forget method (baste and glaze last 30 min). While not as 1-2-3 easy, having some coals ready to add (using less to begin with) 3/4 into your cooking time is not a bad idea. You can cook longer, and yet be sure to get the sauce to glaze at the end. You wanna flip the ribs once if you can.
I don't consider ribs to be as "set and forget" as stand roasting a chicken or a tri-tip roast, etc.