I put them in the smoker the best way they will fit. I don't give a whit whether or not they are bone up or bone down. I don't think my taste buds do either. I turn out ribs that are crazy good. They never last more than 10 minutes or so.
I too have graduated to the no foil method. It takes the same amount of time, and I like the finished product.
Some Smoker Questions with no answers.........
Bone Up or Bone down.
Foil or No Foil
Soak the wood or not Soak wood
Water pan or no Water pan.
Water or Sand
Stick burner, Gasser, or Charcoal burner or a combo of the above.
Briquettes or Lump
These and many other questions have no definitive answer none of them are wrong but none of them are fully right either, I have finally come to the conclusion that the answers do not really matter if byt the method you are using you are turning out good Q.
The real value in unanswerable questions is that we all learn from the discussions they generate.
i dont like the neely's show on food network, that geena(Sp) is way to much...(she dont like herself to much does she) cant stand to hear her talk..but these ribs were done 1 hour bone side up rest of the time bone side down