So yesterday I smoked 2 racks (1 spare + 1 baby) to enjoy in time for the late game. My temp was 225 consistently in a gasser with water. Spares went in 1hr before the babies.
Here was my problem: The bark was very tough and very chewy, even difficult to cut with a chef's knife. The truth is that we here prefer not to wrap the ribs in foil and smoke most of the way. We like to put the sauce on at the table.
Here is where I think the problem started but I can't be sure. I actually planned my smoke in advance and rubbed the ribs the day before. When they came out of the bags, before in the box, they had almost a glaze on them. Did the rub sit on them too long? Or what? Kind of dissapointing. No qview because of my mood when I felt them. Any advice would be appreciated.