I've got about 5 or 6 lbs of beef ribs I bought from my butcher, but he cross-cut them...never seen that before, but I guess that's the way some folks do it up here in N/W Wisconsin. Anyway, I just got the heat deflector the other day, and I'd like to smoke the ribs tomorrow. This is my first attempt at smoking anything. I got a book by Chris Grove, but it doesn't answer all my questions. So, anybody have any ideas they might share? And, can I smoke as well with my setup as someone with a regular smoker?