Steam in slow cooker with two bottles of hard cider.
It's cool in the house, so he set the cooker outside in the garage. It can steam away.
The raw ribs were rubbed with a combination of dry ingredients. Maple sugar. Salt. Brown sugar. Red pepper flakes. Cumin powder. Smoked papricka.
Inside the smoker, is a burner that heats a pan of various wood chips, to produce a flavored smoke. This day was apple, Maple and charcoal.
The smoker was brought to a temperature and the heat was maintained for several hours until the smoke was infused into the meat.