Sounds like me. Going broke buying ribs & cooking them. The neighbors like the leftovers but they are not the judges. One neighbor said they were the best ribs they ever had
I am doing wings as the backyard has only ribs & wings. I plan to something different with the wings, leaving them whole. I have been having good luck except the skin but that has improved with oil in the mop sauce. I think that leaving them whole may win some points in presentation. It also slows them a little bit so I get good (smoky) flavor in the meat. I have worked out my own rub for the ribs. It is very low salt cause the wife has sodium issues but is very good. Jeff tried some of the earlier version, that I had my daughter bring to work with her, she works at Sands & he liked them so I think I am on the right track.