Remove sinew (silver skin) from back of ribs. Place rack of ribs, meat side up, onto a large sheet of heavy duty foil (2-3 times larger than the size of the ribs).
Add all dry rub ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine. Rub approximately half of the mixture onto the meaty side of the ribs. Turn ribs over, and rub on the remaining mixture.
If you'll be smoking your ribs, place them onto the smoker and smoke for approximately 1 hour per pound. Spritz them with a 3:1 solution of vinegar and oil every 30 minutes to keep them from drying out. Add more wood chips as necessary. Mop with sauce only during the last 30 minutes to prevent it from burning.
IF OVEN COOKING, CONTINUE HERE:
Bring up sides of foil to the center, then roll down tightly. Roll up each end, using caution so as not to tear or make holes in the foil. Place packet onto a foil-lined baking sheet.
Heat oven to 300º F.
Place pan with ribs into oven and bake for 2.5 hours. Remove pan from oven.
Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
Carefully open foil, and flip ribs over so they're bone-side up.
In small bowl, whisk together sauce ingredients well. Coat bone side with a little less than half of the sauce.
When over has reached 350º, place pan back into oven with ribs uncovered and bake for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven, turn ribs over, and coat meaty side with the rest of sauce.
Return to oven and bake for another 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and use a sharp knife to cut between the bones into serving-sized pieces.
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