I have 2 racks of spares on the smoker now. I have been battling the 20 to 30 mph winds for an hour to get temps up to 225. I have the temp there but it is fluctuating a lot. I guess we will see how this windy day treats me. I am using charcoal briq with apple wood splits. Rubbed with yellow mustard and then my own blend of dry rub. I have found that when I smoke I have to do ABT's or otherwise the Mrs. gets cranky! These will be going on later! Spares have been on for 3 hrs. I just foiled them and put on some taters and ABT's. I am gonna smoke the taters for an hour then add some garlic butter and wrap in foil. Temps have been pretty steady. This is my first time smoking with splits and I have to say I like it! I have 4 large logs of apple wood a buddy gave me so I figure I may as well use it. Bad thing is I am splitting it by hand! That SUCKS! My cousin offered to split it for me on his log splitter but I haven't taken it out to him. Today I am wishing I had! BACK HURTS! And yes......I know I forgot the pic of the ribs pre-foil.....sorry guys! Taters have been on for an hour. I pulled those sliced them and added some garlic butter. Then wrapped in foil and back on the smoker for another hour and a half. Final Q-view! It was quite a day. I have to say it was not my best smoke ever. The ABT's are a little off. The splits gave a little to much white smoke. The ribs turned out good and so did the taters. I think I need a little more practice with wood smoking. Thanks for lookin'