Well I smoked my 1st rack of spare ribs yesterday and it was quite a disappointment. I'm sure it was the ribs I used. The were Kroger brand "moist and tender" and I already found a post on here were someone had similar results. They were tough and as my wife said they tasted more like ham than ribs. I guess they add a salt based solution to they. I have seen a few guys post good results from meat purchased at Sam's club. Any other suggestions on were to buy decent meat??