Mid day I rubbed the rack with a traditional blend of spice and brown sugar and let them sweat in the fridge for a couple of hours. At the same time I cut up some maple and apple into small pieces, threw them into a bucket and added water so they would soak. At about 2PM I cranked the smoker up, loaded the wood and then put the ribs in for the afternoon. With a couple hours to go I threw some sauce on so it could candy a bit to the good bark that I had going already.
|2hrs sweating in the rub, 5hrs in the smoker and viola|