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Prepare grill or smoker for 250 degree indirect cooking with cherry wood chunks for flavor
Remove membrane from back of ribs and season both sides liberally with BBQ rub. Allow rub to sit on the ribs at room temperature for 30 minutes, or until ribs begin to “sweat”
Place ribs on smoker and cook untouched for 2 hours.
Prepare your spritz by combining apple cider vinegar, apple juice, BBQ rub and honey in a liquid measuring cup. Whisk until rub has dissolved and pour into spray bottle.
After two hours, the rub should be set on the ribs, meaning none comes off on your finger when you touch them. Begin spritzing the ribs every 30 minutes for another 2.5-3 hours.
Optional: During the final 15 minutes, brush your favorite BBQ sauce over the ribs and continue cooking.
The ribs will be done after a total cook time of 4.5-5 hours. Use the meat should be pulling away from the bones and be very tender and feel like the slab may break apart when picking it up.
Carefully remove the ribs to a cutting board, tent loosely with foil and let rest for 15 minutes.
Slice 1-2 bones per serving and enjoy.