I am new to smoking and bought a Masterbuilt Electric smoker. I have tried smoking some pork baby back ribs twice and have not been to pleased. The first time was pretty bad, felt like I was eating a piece of hickory wood. Realized the first time I had way to much smoke. Also, my ribs were opaque/pale on the inside, not the pink I was hoping for. The second time I switched to Mesquite chips and didn't get the overpowering smoke flavor this time. The ribs tasted okay but still had the opaque/pale color on the inside. I cooked the ribs at 225 for three hours, the first two hours with mesquite chips. Removed the ribs, wrapped them in saran wrap and foil and cooked for another 2-3 hours at 180. I used a meat thermometer and the ribs never got over 185 for an internal temp. Any ideas on why the rib meat is opaque/pale and not pink? Thanks for any advice, appreciate your time.