dangit i missed it all!!! foil/no foil, mike mills, and whatever else... please peeps do whatever works best for you!!! expieriment with it all till you find the perfect rib that suits you and your family. thats what it is all about. and to top it off with your own personal method,your own home made rub, and if you like the sauce your own homemade sauce... anyone telling you the perfect way of making ribs... dont mean jack, may be perfect to that person but to 99 other people maybe just not quite right. expieriment til you find what works for you and there is not a discussion in the world that shud change that, although it may have you look at alternative method to expieriment some more with. so whether you foil or not cause it dont matter, smoke on!!!