Well last Saturday I smoked some ribs with hickory. It was about my 4th time doing so. The first time I ever smoked ribs, they were perfect and fell right off the bone. This time they were good, but didn't fall right off the bone. A little on the tough side but over all it turned out pretty good. I smoked them for about 5 hours. I used Hickory Kingsford charcoel this time, plus put in to Hickory logs with it to start it out. Over all I used about 4 pices of wood and a little under half of bag of Hickory Charceol. http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/TSP_1973/Cooking/Picture010.jpg This is what I started out with. http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h146/TSP_1973/Cooking/Picture011.jpg This was the final result! One had rub on it and the other did not have any rub. However the last hour I basted them both with Sweet Baby Rays, which is our familys favorite BBQ sauce!