First time smoker and I broke out my new MES40 ysterday, seasoned it according to the directions and tested out on a couple chicken leg quarters. I just used chips and they came out pretty well. Well enough for me to test out some ribs for the family.
Here's the deal, I set the smoker to 225 and have 2 racks of ribs on both of the top shelves with the AMNPS down on the drip tray. They have only been on for about 1.5 hrs but the internal temp already shows 145. I read that pork ribs should cook until about 185 IT but that should take 6-7 hours at 230.
Am I cooking them too fast, should I have put them on the bottom 2 racks instead of up higher where all the heat is?
If so, should I go out and move them down a couple racks to try and save them?
I'll add some pictures in a follow on post here shortly.