I rubbed them the night before with McCormicks Grill Mates for pork, covered and put in fridge overnight. I set them out while I was getting the chimney started with charcoals. (I did this on a weber charcoal grill cause I didnt have a smoker until the other day.)
When I dumped the hot coals in the grill, all to one side, I put a smoker box on top of them with soaked hickory chips. On the other side of the grill, across from the coals, I put a pan of pineapple rings with a little extra water that would sit under the ribs as a drip pan. The smell of the smoke, hickory chips and pineapple was to die for!! And made the ribs taste perfect!!
I smoked the ribs for 4- 4 1/2 hours at 200-250*. And when they were close to being done, I coated them with Sweet Baby Rays BBQ sauce (my favorite) and let them grill a little. The curve of the ribs were down towards the fire and I never moved them or covered them.
Must have been beginners luck!! See pics for extra help, or if I missed answering anything for you!!
when they were done smokin, I layed them out and put the Sweet Baby Rays sauce on.
Hope this answers all your questions :):):)