Hi, I've been studying up and am ready to try my first ribs this weekend. Someone gave me this smoker. I think it says in the manual it is preset to 250 degrees. I was going to try the 321 method I read here. My question is, I know 250 is a little hotter than the desired temp of 230 or less for cooking ribs. Should I cook them for less time? Is 250 too hot? I figure I'll just give it a shot and see what happens. Also, how often do I spray with the apple juice? And if it is a hot day, do I need to worry about the apple juice going bad sitting in a bottle or something? I know that might sound dumb but just thought I would ask. I'm thinking coat the ribs with mustard and rub, cook 3 hours without touching. Then wrap in foil with a splash of apple juice for 2 hours untouched. Then cook without foil for the last hour and probably spray with apple juice then? I was given a bag of mesquite and a bag of hickory wood also. Which do you think I should use? I'm thinking the hickory? I know I am probably thinking about it too much but the last time I made ribs I really turned them into charcoal so I would like these to turn out good. I can't do worse than the last time, trust me. :roll: My wife and daughter have reminded me at least 3 times already :D Does anyone here use this model? Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks!