So I am about to embark on my 3rd smoke. I picked up three racks of spare ribs Thursday night, and late last night started my prep work on them. Got the first rack done, wrapped and in the fridge - opened the second rack and whoa, the stench was horrible. Checked the date on the label, sell by Aug 27th. Third rack was ok. On top of that, I have company which is why I am doing this smoke today, and was embarrassing when I opened that rack up and the stench hit... What is frustrating to me, especially as I am still new to this - the three times I have bought spare ribs, two times I ended up with a bad rack. The last time, the rack that was bad, I had purchased about 4 days prior, and it's sell buy date was the same as the day I went to prep them, so that was marginal I guess that tim Does this happen to other folks a lot? It was tough last night as it was already late, and too late to go pick up another rack, will have to do that this morning.