Step 5: Temperature and time for spareribs
Keep the heat at about 220 degrees( F) to 225 degrees. For you lucky people out there with top and bottom vents on your smokers this control is pretty easy. After you load the charcoals in to the fire box, the bottom vent regulates how hot the coals will burn. A wide open bottom vent will make the smoker hot. Shut down the air to the coals and the smoker cools down.