It's been a while for me but I just got a brand new 22.5 WSM and am finally excited about smoking again. Had a chargriller pro but it was so frustrating to use due to temperature control issues that I almost gave up the hobby. The WSM is much more efficient and easier to use -- I'm glad I spent the 1 billion dollars to get one :)
Anyhow, I usually do baby backs using the 2-2-1 method but I do not enjoy foiling ribs or how mushy they tend to become. Is there a way to cook ribs without foiling, but still have them be tender? My ribs now are tasty and have a good pull to them, but I would like them a wee bit softer. I cook them at 225-250 for five hours and just apply a rub, no mop/spritz during the cook.
Is foiling the only solution? Do I cook longer at a lower temp? Is there a trick I don't know about?
Any advice is appreciated. Thanks guys.