For some, smoking ribs can be rather elusive. First you need to get the ribs (by far the easiest part). Then you need to decide on what kind of rub you are going to do; whether you use a dry or wet rub. Oh, and you need a smoker and you can't forget on your cooking method. To say the least, for a first time food smoker like myself, it was a bit overwhelming, but don't you worry, I got it all squared away.