I love all the great tips, and I will be using them for sure going forward. I'll post after the next batch of ribs, thanks again to everyone.Agree with all above. I use an MES 40 electric. No water pan, only the drip pan. Using an AMNPS pellet tube for smoke. Keep top vent all the way open. I use Jeff's original Rub. I don't use any binder to keep the rub on the ribs, their natural moisture works fine. I wrap them rubbed overnight. Just before going onto the smoker, I add more rub.
After 2-3 hours, I add more rub, then wrap for 2 hours or more until finished. I usually cook 5-6 hours total until IT hits 195. I keep the smoke going, even when wrapped. Some disagree with this, but I feel it couldn't hurt. Let us know how the next one goes.