Well, 30 years into my life and I'm finally on the way to my first smoke. Wife bought me a WSM 18.5 for our anniversary last week and I figured I better try it out before the temps get too low around here. Decided on spare ribs since I hear they can be forgiving. Picked up a full rack and a St. Louis cut. Took the membrane of the back (I think) gave them a good rub down, and wrapped them to sit in the fridge overnight. Forgot to get a pic of the St. Louis cut but here it is wrapped. And the spare ribs before and after rub Can't wait to get this started tomorrow. Side question though. I was taking the membrane off the back and noticed there was still a real thin layer of I guess silver skin. Is that normal or should I have taken that off. I tried like hell but couldn't get that to separate. Anyhow, wish me luck tomorrow!