Sorry never seen enhanced ribs at Costco. I also have not experienced anything foul with the competition briquettes. It could be a bad rack of ribs or I hate to say it, user error, no offense, it happens (poor airflow, too much white smoke, etc.)
Peace and Smoke,
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Dan Chambers get well soon, so we can tell you to "Shut up Chambers"