I had gone to the butcher and bought two racks of babybacks. My wife froze them right away and a week later thawed them out overnight and asked me if I could smoke them for lunch that day. I thought 'No Way!'. These need to be smoked for 4 hours or so and I would have had to get started by 6 or 7...so I cheated. I remembered a friend always boiled his ribs before throwing them on the grill. I know sounds barbaric. I checked a couple of websites and wound up boiling them for 30 minutes in water with a couple of tablespoons of Jeff's rub. Then rubbed them down good with more rub and then smoked them for 2 hours. I may have put a bit too much rub on, cause they was hot! But oh they were good! Not sure if anyone else has ever admitted to cheating, but a little smoke covers a multitude of sins.