I've got hickory chips soaking and rub on the ribs.
I'm going to try a 2-2-1 with apple juic, butter, and brown sugar in the foil.
I think I'm as ready as I can be but I'd love any hints you guys got, especially charcoal and wood placements.
When I used to do that, I put a limited amount of coals on one side and ribs on the other. Try a piece of aluminum foil placed loosely to direct the heat somewhat away from the ribs to help keep temps down. Be sure to monitor your temps carefully as heat control can be tricky. When your toy budget permits, you will want a smoker.
Good luck and good smoking.
The ribs are done. They were a little tough and hung to the bone. I think they may not have been quite done yet. Although I did pretty well with heat it did spike twice to over 300 and went to 180 twice. I uploaded some pics they are waiting for mediation, hopefully they'll be up soon.
Trying it again tomorrow.
I also smoked one potato and two sweet potatoes. They turned out amazing. I enjoyed the dinner with a New Belgium 1554 on tap from my kegerator. Even with the meat a little under done it was still a real good meal!