Naturally I came on here and started reading what I can find about beef ribs. I'm still somewhat confused. Foil or no foil? Seems kind of mixed opinions on that question. Smoker temp, some say hot and fast and done in 2 or 3 hours, and some say 225-ish and about 5 or 6 hours. That's quite a lot of variation! hehehe Rub.... ok, not a sweet rub like for pork, but a savory rub? Still looking for a decent (and simple) recipe for a n00b. I'll almost certainly sauce them at the end and I'll make the sauce while they're in the smoker. I have some I made with rum in it and it's pretty good. Might just use that up. So.... beef rib instructions for a first-timer... Rub recipe? Smoker temp? Foil or no foil? Is there a rest time with ribs? If they get done early... how can I hold them hot? (they wouldn't be more than a couple hours early if at all and I really don't want to cool and reheat them) Jumpin' in... so.... thanks!