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Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with two layers of foil, shiny side out.
Peel off tough membrane that covers the bony side of the ribs.
Season the ribs on both sides with salt and pepper. If using, divide the Hickory liquid smoke evenly over the ribs.
In a medium bowl, combine the light brown sugar, paprika, garlic powder and ground red pepper. Apply the rub to all sides of the ribs.
Lay ribs on the prepared baking sheet, meaty side down. BONE SIDE DOWN FOR GRILLING!
Lay two layers of foil on top of ribs and roll and crimp edges tightly, edges facing up to seal.
Transfer to the oven and = bake for 2-2 1/2 hours or until meat is starting to shrink away from the ends of the bone.
Remove from oven.
Cut ribs into serving sized portions of 2 or 3 ribs.
Arrange on broiler pan, bony side up.
Brush on sauce.
Broil for 1 or 2 minutes until sauce is cooked on and bubbly.
Turn ribs over.
Repeat on other side.
Alternately, you can grill the ribs on your grill to cook on the sauce.