Round two of ribs was ... yet again ... a typical noobie rack of ribs. As usual, I trimed the fat and all the bad stuff from the ribs during prep. HOWEVER, this time I had something different, a secret weapon, PLOWBOYS BBQ YARDBIRD RUB. I apply a healthy amount of Yardbird and to the smoker we go.
This time I used the thermometer to check the heat of the smoker, and worked off that. I cooked the ribs around 300 for 6 hours straight and added my Sticky Fingers near the end.
As you can see above, I attempted the "bend test". However, this isn't exactly a good method to use for a rookie. The rack bent down, so I assumed the meat was tender to perfection ... WRONG. These ribs were tough. The flavor with the Yardbird and SF sauce, however, was amazing.