So I have been smoking for a while now. Sometimes I like the flavor sometimes I don't. I have recently bought a new electric smoker to better control my temps. And I bought Jeff's rub and sauce recipe. I am good at getting nice tender and juicy ribs now that my temp isn't all over the place. I know Jeff's rub and sauce are great and I normally need the sauce to make them taste good. So, I think my problem is my meat. I normally get my ribs at the big box stores like Meijer or Kroger. They are in that plastic vacuum packed stuff with the solution to keep fresh. I rinse them off real well before I do anything. So I guess my question is, is it because I am getting cheap meat? That is the only thing I can figure? I might go to my local butcher and spend the extra money and see if that makes a difference? I am my own worst critic and everyone always say they taste good, but I think they are just being nice. I know if they are lying if there are left overs.