There is a place out here, that does one of the best store bought ribs I have had. He claims that it just salt, pepper, granulated garlic and cumin, but, fresh ground Mexican cumin. Then smoked over oak. He does use a Southern Pride smoker though, so I am betting oak for smoke and electric for heat.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
"perhaps...but then again...maybe not..."