Hi Everyone. This past weekend I attempted to smoke some baby back ribs. All meat peeparations went well. To make a long story short I will highlight the areas where I had problems. HEAT: I was never able to get the heat up to 240 degrees. I was using regular Kingsford charcoal. I went through two 20lb bags. heat only made it to 191degrees. Why? THERMOMETER: I purchased a Taylor TruTemp (3528-21) Digital Cooking Thermometer with Probe. I had the probe placed inside a potatoe. This was supposed to tell me the temp inside the grill. Was this good? I had the potato placed on the side where the meat goes. Was this placement right? I dont know if the thermometer worked properly. 3-2-1 METHOD: I never got to this. After being thrown off by the heat abd thermometer problems frustration got to me. so I just let the ribs do their thing. Eventually finishing them off in the oven. WHAT SMOKED RIBS LOOK LIKE WHEN DONE: Mine had a hard outter layer. When I cut into them they were pink'ish with a light brownish center. Were the done? Sorry this post is long but its clear I need help. So please lend me your help. Thanks.