Then, it was time to get the ribs started. I made up several batches of rib rub since I've got several smokes coming up...
The black bags are 1-lb bag of spices that I picked up from http://www.spicebarn.com Not sure if they have the best prices, but I can drive down and pick them up and save on shipping, and they sell most of what I need at bulk prices.
Then it was time to throw down some yellow mustard on 3 racks of St. Louis-style spare ribs, and put a generous amount of rub on them:
Got the AMNPS going and into the mailbox...and then these 3 lovely racks went into the smoker (the one was too long, so I had to cut it in half to fit on one shelf):
They were put in the smoker at 225-250 with a mix of hickory and maple for the 3-2-.75. The final product (what was left, anyway):
Unfortunately, they came out just a little tougher than I expected (and tougher than my first go-around a few weeks ago). I don't think I did anything different, so I'm trying to figure out what went wrong. They were still somewhat juicy, but the first go-around, the bones could be literally pulled out from the meat with no problem, but these the meat had to be chewed off the bone, and the bones came apart with a good pull. I prefer the bones to slide out, but I need to figure out why they did the first time but not this time.