I receive Jeffs news letter monthly and look forward to getting some great tips. This last month I got all fired up about his beef ribs smoking recipe. So I got 3 massive racks of beautiful beef ribs and rub them down with spices. I got the Brinkmann humming at 225 degrees and I put the ribs in on a wire rack all individually cut from each other. Jeff says that he goes for about 5 to 6 hours of smoking time, but I had a look see at about 3 hours and cut into one. It appeared juicey and tender and looked awesome and ready too be eaten. But I thought well Jeff is the grand smoking master so I let them go to 5 hours. At this point they appeared very dried out and over done, so since dinner wasn't for another hour or so I got out my favourite Q sauce onto them and wrapped them in foil and blankets and let them sit in a cooler. I thought this would probably soften them up again. Well dinner was a real bummer, they were like wood, very dried out. The only difference I did from Jeffs recipe was he put his into a aluminium pan sitting on racks out of the drippings and mine were on wire racks. WHAT HAPPENED P.S. I still love you Jeff.