I just had to rant.
I love smoking meat and I love good baby back ribs. Unfortunately my wife is a little weird. The first time I smoked baby backs in my GOSM they turned out fantastic with a nice deep rich smoke color throughout. My wife said to me, "are you sure these are done? They look so red." I told her that "if they weren't done they would be too tough to eat and these are fall off the bone tender." She says, "they are too red, I can't eat them like that." ARGHHH!
Well I have learned that if mama is not happy, nobody is happy, so yesterday I did my ribs in the oven. They were delicious and to please my wife, there was no red meat to be found. No smokey flavor, but delicious none the less. If it weren't so much work, I would do a couple of racks in the oven for her and a couple of racks in the smoker for me.
So I guess I will have to restrict my smoking habit to butts and briskets. Butts and briskets are so big that the pink/red smoke ring is not a problem for her. Once I pull the pork all of the pink is mixed in with the rest of the meat as to be well hidden, and I guess the meat on a brisket is dark and she just doesn't see the smoke ring.
Everybody is happy.