I've done a few cooks with my new WSM, but today is my first try at baby back ribs.
I smoked spare ribs a couple weeks ago, and they had a nice bark and tasted great. But I didn't get them quite tender enough. I hope to do better today.
I bought baby back ribs from Costco yesterday. There were 3 racks in the pack, and I cut them all in half and froze 3 halves for next week, and prepared the other 3 halves for smoking today. I rubbed them down with a little yellow mustard and coated them with Jeff's rub.
I had trouble removing the membrane, and couldn't get much of it off. I may need catfish pliers like some people use. When I smoked spare ribs a couple weeks ago, I did OK removing the membrane, but not today. It's not as easy for me as Jeff makes it look in his video.
I'm going to do a variation of the 2-2-1 method, but I don't want fall-off-the-bone tender. I like to bite into ribs on the bone. So I'll probably do a 2.5-1-1.5 (2.5 hours on the grate, 1 hour in the foil, and back on the grate with a bit of BBQ sauce till done). I'll be using KC Masterpiece Original BBQ sauce, because I was too pressed for time to make it myself today.
I use Kingsford briquettes, and I'll be using a some wood chunks (half apple, half cherry). I'll post updates and pics as I go along.
This is fun.