Hi there, two weeks ago I got my new to me SM008 and tried a back rib project. I did the 3-2-1 method, spent most of my day fooling around and in the end I wasn't overly pleased with the result. The advice I got on here was to just leave the ribs in the smoker, don't fool with it and it will turn out great. Today I got some side ribs on sale and decided to do a side rib smoker test. I rubbed then with a basic rub just before putting them in the smoker, dropped in a bit of hickory and let them go for 5 hours at 250.
Well holy mother of ribs..... these things turned out to be the BEST ribs I have ever cooked in my life. I didn't do a single thing with them, no sauce, no spraying, no nothing. I am a total back to basics cookshack smoker convert at this point. I really don't know how ribs could be any better.