I actually got the basic idea from a Weber's Charcoal Grilling cook book, although I used a totally different barbecue sauce. This is the first time I've ever slow cooked ribs over charcoal and believe me - it really does make a huge difference. We've been doing ribs for years by boiling them, and then baking or barbecuing them and we've always enjoyed them. But slow cooking them over live fire just seems to add something that you can't get anywhere else! If you've got the time, and they're done right, you are going to love these!