So my wife came to me the other day saying that she is having a bunch of friends over this weekend. What do they want for dinner? RIBS!!! MY TYPE OF WOMEN!!! But here is my issue. I have only done ribs once, and they turned out pretty good, but the bark was a little thick and my wife didnt like it too much. I used Billbo's rub, which I think is great, but the bark was very thick. I did not lather with any BBQ sauce during the smoke. Just took out after 2 hours, put in foil with butter and honey, and back into the smoker for 2 more hours. After that, I unwrapped and smoked for 1 more hour. They turned out really good IMO, especially for the first go. But I have a feeling the women are going to want less bark, and more fall off the bone tender meat. Also, maybe a different rub, more of a sweet/hot rub or just smoke without a rub entirely. Any thoughts or opinions on rubs, timed smoked, or anything else, please let me know. Thanks in advance!