Made it off the lake just in time to beat the thunderstorm and fire some chicken and ribs up. Hope they turn out ok. I'm new at ribs...
That clean bone = Great ribs. Nicely done!
Most of us don't probe ribs & just go by the bend test or the toothpick test to tell when they're done
For ribs, it is more about texture than internal temperature. I still use a probe but to keep track of the temperature of my smoker more accurately than the one that came with my smoker. If I am foiling, I go by the time the ribs are cooked before foil, in foil and after the foil. If I am not foiling I use a bend test to tell when they are done.
In other words, the reason you need a probe for doing ribs is to keep your smoker at the right temperature.