I am fairly new at smoking, and I have taught myself. I can do a pork butt and a brisket just fine, but ribs give me issues and would like a little insight. Most of the time when I smoke ribs they come out almost like tender jerky. In my eyes, ribs should have that nice black coating on the outside but mine usually don't. I did get great results once, but I was never able to duplicate it. I have tried them the full time in smoke and other times I have wrapped them in tin foil for the last part of the smoke. If anyone can help me get the perfect ribs every time, that would be great. Thanks in advance for your help.