Educate him on his meat selecting, but please don't boil them ribs!!
You could arrange the ribs together on a baking sheet in the form of a rack, (one after another) and smoke until tender. I would think they'd stay pretty moist and cook properly touching one another. I've done it with country ribs with success.
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