24 hours in advance of smoking: Place Vinegar in a new clean squirt bottle.
Peel membrane off the inside of the ribs and trim off any large thick pieces of fat.
Mix together all the dry ingredients well.
Lightly spray mist the ribs with vinegar to moisten.
Evenly and generously coat all surfaces of the meat with the rub, massaging the ribs. (as Emeril would say, it makes them happy).
Cover the ribs and allow to marinate for about 24 hours.
Gas Grill Cooking Directions:
Soak Hickory wood chips in water overnight. Place in a large disposable aluminum pan. (allow some of the water in the pan but not so that they're swimming) Cover the pan tightly with aluminum foil. Poke some holes in the foil.
Place the pan under the grill racks directly on top of the shield above the gas burner. Set heat to lowest setting and replace grill racks.
Smoke ribs at 200 degrees F. about 3-1/2 hours.
DO NOT LET THE TEMPERATURE GO ABOVE 200D DEGREES. It's going to smoke like crazy, if you've never smoked before, don't panic. Turn the ribs once or twice during cooking, but open the lid as little as possible (except to crack open a bit to lower temp if needed).
If you like, in the last few minutes of cooking you can slather on some of your favorite barbecue sauce.