Alrighty, it's time to try another meat. My first smoke with the Pork Butt was a big success and I'd like to attempt to continue my success. I'm planning on attempting some Ribs this Sunday for a Pre Labor Day / Fantasy Football Draft day.
I'm kinda starting from scratch on this one. I wasn't able to find any specific tutorial providing much advice or suggestions as a far as a start to finish method of doing these.
First item - I see that there are several types of ribs to choose between. I typically buy my meat from a local butcher so I'd like to call soon to ask him to have the ribs ready for me this weekend. What types of ribs are best for smoking? What are the differences? From what I've seen, having the butcher cut them specifically for you can help eliminate waste.
Second item - I've seen multiple cooking methods such as 2-2-1, 3-2-1, amongst others. What are these different methods and I'm sure everyone has their preference, so could anyone provide me with advantages or disadvantages of each.
Third item - Cooking time, when to apply spritz, when to apply sauce, etc.. the cooking details would be very helpful. I'm assuming that I should apply a rub the night before. Any other items I should prepare before hand.
Any advice and suggestions from the experts to my my first rib excursion a success would be very much appreciated!