I'm no rib expert, for sure! I know what NOT to do, but have had some success'.
I don't flip, but some do. The most important thing is to watch them.
SMoker temp at 225*, watch them after about 3 hrs. When the meat pulls back from the bone about 1/4", put them in foil. After 45min in foil crack them open to see how far the meat is pull'n back. If 1/2" or more, take them out of foil and on to the grate to firm back up and add sauce if you want. After about 45 min out of foil, start wiggle'n bones, check meat temp, and pick them up at one end. If you can pull bones out, they are done; if the meat temp is 170*, probably done; if you pick them up and they feel like they will fall come apart, done.
Trial and error for me.......and most people, I believe.
Don't sweat the small stuff, you'll do fine.
BTW, is it dry enough to go outside there? Friends in Chanute, Coffeevile, and Baxter Springs. When your done w/the water, send it to west central KS(Scott County). We need a rain, SE part anyway.
Good luck, relax and have a cold one while your smoke'n.