Lots of questions, just for yahoo. As opener, I'll tell you how to cook baby back ribs. 3 stage process. Boil in a huge pot of water on top of stove for 2 or 3 minutes. This gets rid of some awful fat. Bake at 180 degrees in the oven with water in bottom of a bake pan. Cook 4 or 5 hours or until you see some pretty good shrinkage of the rack.
Then you can put the racks of ribs on EITHER a charcoal Weber Grill OR a gas grill. Get it pretty hot and cook and sear for just a few minutes, around 5 minutes. Use mesquite or hickory wood chunks (not chips) pre-soaked in water. You'll get lots of smoke
this way. Open the vent and let the smoke pass over the ribs on the way out.
Add to a bottle of Cattleman's or Kraft Honey based BBQ sauce,
a little liquid smoke, some lemon juice, and even more honey.
Serve the sauce up on the side for dipping the ribs into a small bowl.
If you try to cook baby back ribs on a grill, be it gas or charcoal,
they will be so tough you cannot eat them, do what I have suggested, they will "fall off the bone" for your guests. A smoker is sort of a tool that needs a lot of practice, waste a lot of product.
I'm telling you how to cook ribs and get results, 1st time out !
This will draw rave reviews, with the mesquite cooking process, George Bush makes a beeline for Texas BBQ when he goes back there, although I prefer Hickory chunks. Remember, the mesquite especially, will give the meat a reddish hue, making it look raw. don't be fooled, watch the shrinkage in the oven, you'll know when they are cooked ! Good luck!