Hey everyone, We tried smoking ribs for the first time on our new Brinkmann Electric. The ribs taste fine but the meat is very tough...(the bone came away from the meat clean, but the meat itself was very stiff) Before buying a smoker we would stick the ribs in the oven (tightly wrapped in foil) for 2 1/2 hours at 275, then place them on the grill for about 20 minutes. That method worked great, but I wanted to try smoking instead of baking... This time, I let the smoker warm up for about 20 minutes, then placed the ribs on and let them sit for about 2 1/2 hours before finishing them on the grill...the water pan was full and I didn't open the lid at all during the 2 1/2 hours. Did we leave the ribs on for too long or did we take them off too early or what? Any help here would be greatly appreciated.