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Yikes! With all vents open, that sounds like something is wrong.
What kind of charcoal are you using and did you light using the minion method? Did you try switching out probes or repositioning?
Glad your temps have stabilized a bit.
Before your next smoke, have a read on this thread about starting your WSM. This method really makes life a whole lot easier!
If you want to go by internal temp for your ribs, there is a good thread here stating that 195F is where to take them.
Use tongs to pick up the ribs from the thick end and lift straight up, if the tip of the slab points straight down and bends easily, they are done. Or you can use a toothpick to check for tenderness.