Treid Spare Ribs for the first time on Sunday. We were very pleased with the results. I did the 3-2-1 method, with what I think were awesome results. The ribs were not fall off the bone tender, but they sure were tasty/tender enough for me and the wife. It was only the second time I smoked anything, the first being a salmon. I watched the heat a little more closely this time. I put them on at around 11:00am and took them off at around 5:30. Temp was kept at around 225, give or take 10 degrees. The difference usually came when putting more wood or charcoal on. I smoked for about 3 hours, then placed in foil with apple cider for 2 hours, then removed and put BBQ sauce on for the last hour. I will definetly do this again. I would like to get the fall off the bone tender though. What do you usually do to get the fall off the bone tender? Oh, I also made my own rub from a recipe that I got. I was a little worried that I may had overdone the rub, but I wouldn't change the amount too much next time. I also tried a store bought rub, just to compare. Mine was better . I did take some pictures, but I can't upload them right now. Seem's to be a server problem. I will try later. What tips for fall off the bone tender can you give a first timer?