Long story short, bought a rack of ribs last minute and have never smoked or cooked them before. I had actually wanted to do a Tri-Tip but the grocery store only had a package of pre-cut tips. Anyway, I watched the video how to make St. Louis style ribs and hopefully, I didn't butcher the cutting of the brisket bone too bad (no pun intended). My question is, when making ribs, do you have to cut the brisket bone off or can you cook it all together? If so, would the meet stay tender? What does everyone do with the brisket bone if separating/ how do you cook it?