Decided to smoke 3 racks of spare ribs tomorrow for a block party. I did spare ribs before but I never trimmed them because I didn't know about the benefits and really like didn't digging through the top part to get the soft bones out. My plan for this time is to trim off the top, skirt (I think that's what it was called) and loose bits on the ends. I'm going to save the scraps to grill or smoke on another day. First slab fresh out the package turned over to start trimming Lifting the skirt to cut off All trimmed and ready for seasoning Started with a light coating of this. I haven't been able to produce a rub from scratch that I like better than this, but still working on it for when I cook stuff for myself to try. Now on to a heavy coating of brown sugar. After that I wrapped tight in plastic wrap and rolled up into large ziplock bags in case of leaking. Tomorrow I will post pictures of the next steps when I get the smoker going. I'm going to be using a Smokey Mountain 22.5" with lump, apple wood using the 3-2-1 method.