I got my very first smoke in on Memorial Day - spare ribs on the ECB. I only made a few modifications before the first smoke. I added airflow holes to the charcoal pan and placed the small charcoal grate from my Smokey Joe inside. I also added a new thermometer to the dome. After this first smoke I'll definitely be moving the legs outside for easier access to the charcoal pan. Making any adjustments mid-smoke was a nightmare. After fighting to get the temp up I also plan on adding some more holes for airflow and some sort of damper for more control.
I rubbed the racks down with yellow mustard and a store-bought rub from Costco (didn't have the time I wanted to come up with my own). After letting the flavor soak in over night I got the smoker going in the morning and did a 3-2-1 smoke with a mix of apple and mesquite. I ended up doing the "2" in foil in the oven due to temperature difficulties. I foiled the ribs with butter, Dogfish Head Indian Brown Ale, honey, and some more rub.
The last hour in the smoker was a breeze after I completely restarted the fire with new coals. Since the people I was with are sauce fans I sauced the ribs partway through the last hour with a slightly modified version of Billbo's sauce. Instead of Jalapeno I added a few Chipotles - turned out great!
Last but not least - here's a little Memorial Day Q-View! The ribs were delicious. They weren't falling apart, but pulled away from the bone with little effort.