Thank you, Graybeard, for this thread that got me to look at Kroger's Ad online and discover spareribs on sale for 99¢ lb.! We did go there, did a bunch of shopping and picked up a pair of the ribs; one to freeze and one to eat tonight. Both were pretty stiff, about ¾ frozen, but 1 hour of shopping (wife's in their drive-around wheelchair, and it was slow!) and then on the open bed of my truck for a half hour ride home and they were pretty slacked out! Once we got home and everything put away, tho, it was already 4:45. I got the smoker a'smoking and split the rack in half, liberally applied some rub (Robinson's) and on the smoker they went! Forget the 3-2-1, it woulda been almost midnight before we ate. I smoked them for 2 hours, pulled them off and wrapped in foil with a heavy spritzing of apple juice and tossed them into the oven at 425° degrees to braise for an hour - ½ the time at twice the temp! Took out of foil and basted one side with Stubb's BBQ sauce (regular) and baked naked for ½ hr, then flipped and basted and cooked for the last half hour. Meanwhile, peeled potatoes and chopped up some onion and made foil potatoes (5 med. potatoes peeled and sliced med/thin, 2 big onion slices diced, roll out 3 ft of heavy duty aluminum foil, coat with butter, toss on potato slices and onions and some granulated garlic plus a couple shakes of Italian Seasoning, then two big pats of butter on the top, roll 'em up and cook on grill, 12 min. on bottom grate over hottest flame, then 12 min. on upper rack. Delicious!), then cooked some corn - Dinner's Ready!
Here's some pics how they turned out - only thing was they didn't get much smoke ring, but I pushed them too. Flavor and tenderness was wonderful and they were moist and the bones rolled off the meat! Thanks again Graybeard! You made our day, and there's another rack in the freezer to do up next time (and do it right maybe, too!).
Whole rack split in half:
Briskets cut off:
Another overhead shot of briskets off:
Ribs cut individually:
Thanks for looking!