Jeez! I thought smokin some ribs would be fairly easy considering the resourses taken from this site. Wrong! Im still in the middle of smoking them, BUT its been 4 and a half hours since I even needed to stick them in foil....WHAT? Lets start with this..............Im using pork spare ribs (2 slabs) each weighing about 4 one half pounds each, pretty damm big. I used a rib rub made up from this site plus a little premade store bought for more mileage with a mustard base for sticking. Ok, I tried to keep the temp at about 230 give and take a little, but did it consistantly. After about three hours (and a temp gauge throbed in a rib) later, I tried to pull the middle rib apart to see if the meat would slowly pull away from the bone and oh my God, not even close. The inner temp was reading about 120 (given the fact that it was hard to find a meaty part without a bone in near distance) and red blood coming out. Obviously the was no tearing of meat coming from the bone. Maybe I put too much rub on????? Anyway, I smoked up until 4 hours and 15 minutes and said screw it, Im putting them in aluminum foil bone side up with a little apple cidar poured on top and put them back in the smoker bone side up. Well, thats where I am at this point now, but it doesnt seem to be working out like ive been reading. Ill let ya all know how these confused little ribs turn out. Hell, maybe Ive created something great, NOT!!!!!