Made these ribs last weekend! I peeled the membrane off, rinsed them in cool water, patted dry, put a nice coating of yellow mustard to give it a nice crust and applied my dry rub to it! Smoked it for 5 hours at 225 in my gas smoker using hickory chips, I think I might try 6 or 7 hours next time to hopefully make them a tad bit more tender. For the potatoes I was just messing around, sliced them up put some onion powder, garlic powder, crushed red pepper, and melted butter, threw them in a foil pan and smoked for about 4hrs! Does anyone wrap their ribs in foil partially through the smoke? What are the benefits to this?