I've only done ribs once, and I did them 3-2-1, but this time I want to try to do it without foiling them. I plan to trim them St. Loius style, rub on some molasses, sprinkle generously with a Memphis rub, layer on some brown sugar, let the brown sugar caramelize, sprinkle on some more rub, and smoke them with Apple wood for about 6 hours at 225* in my MES.
So, I'm wondering about the following:
(a) do I need to spritz them at all? (would spritzing help keep them from drying out?)
(b) If so, how often?
(c) Will spritzing affect the bark (for better or worse)?
If I decide to spritz then I was thinking about using Tip's Slaughterhouse spritz, but I don't have any cider or cider vinegar on hand. So, maybe a combo of apple juice and Jack Daniels might work. Any suggestions are welcome about this, too.