My very first attempt at smoking did not go as planned with my brand spanking new Master Forge charcoal smoker. My spare ribs cooked in two hours due in part to my lack of experience and knowledge, and in part to a faulty lid temperature gauge. My rub was WAY too lightly applied and in all the ribs were dry, tough and a bit overly "smokey", due in part I believe to the MF smoker having zero vent on top. However, I reheated some on the grill last night and applied a little bit of BBQ sauce to them and my 4 year old daughter ate 4 ribs!! I guess it wasn't a complete disaster after all.