I literally just got done eating my first set of ribs out of the smoker. The taste was fantastic, but they were not as tender as I would have hoped. Smoker temped at 215-225 for the majority of the 6 hours they were in the smoker. I did not use a ton of water, in fact I never had to refill the pan. Ribs hit 170 about 3 hrs into the smoke and stayed there or up at 171 for the remaining 3 hours. the meat was good meat not junk, but I just cant figure out why they were not real juicy or tender. I used the two middle racks, any help is appreciated!!