Steve, Welcome . You have a loaded question , some of us do different ways . I do not foil (ouch , that darn word again) , I will Rub fresh out of the Fridge , place on my
preheated Smoker @ 225*F , shut the lid and at 4.5 hrs. check the tenderness with the bend test.
I don't look at them , I do not peek at them , I do not spritz . I let them soak up all the Love I am giving them . . .
This is on the grate ,
This one was tested and removed ,
This is the bend test , grab one end or the middle of the Rack to see if it cracks with no josseling around ( slinging and jerking)
Right out of the Fridge .
Cryo packed , these are good , no marinadeing or Brining needed ,
this is my unit
a Baby Back
into the Smoker , right after Rubbing.
You must have good clean smoke, wait after starting the fire , until the temp. and smoke are right .
You said you'd be using Mesquite , be careful , it is a strong smoke may get a bitter taste from to much.
Hope you have a great Smoke .
Have fun and . . .