Why are my ribs tough?

Hi Bill,
We bought a smoker a few weeks ago and have made 2 attempts at smoking ribs. They smoked for about 4 hours at about 225. The meat was done, but the outside of the rib was like leather.
We put a rub on the ribs before smoking. What are we doing wrong?
Lynda

One thought on “Why are my ribs tough?

  1. Lynda:

    1) You are trying to cook BBQ without reading my book first.

    2) What are you doing wrong?… just about everything. Pit temp, didn’t come close to cooking long enough, no foiling stage, etc, etc. I would have to write a book to explain it all – Oh… I already have!

    http://www.bbq-book.com

    Thanks,
    Bill

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