Well, I just used my smoker for the first time. Thry turned out pretty good, but a couple of lessons learned.
1) No more cheap ribs. I used hormel baby back ribs just tto try the smoker. Lesson learned....off to the butcher shop next time
2) Make sure to run the smoker long enough to get the wood chips going well before turning heat down and loading upi the smoker....The wood chips had stopped smoking.
After reading all the posts here, I came up with a variation of my own.
First I brined the ribs for about 4 hours. Brine included water, Jack Daniels and some smoked course salt.
After brining, I made a slurry of apple sauce and Maple syrup. I lightly rubbed this onto the ribs
Next I coated the ribs in a dry rub and into the smoker they went.
Half hour before done, I gave them a light coating with a Kansas City sauce.
Aside from the poor quality of the meat, the taste was awesome. My son and wife loved them.
Can't wiat to try somethinng else.
Thanks to everyone here for all the helpful posts.