Combine dry ingredients and rub into ribs before cooking.
Bring smoker temperature up to 275F. Smoke ribs for 2 1/2 hours, reduce temperature to 225F, and cook for an additional 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. Baste every two hours with a mixture of dry rub and vinegar to taste.
1 tablespoon hot chile powder
2 tablespoons paprika
1 tablespoon onion salt
1 tablespoon garlic salt
1 tablespoon ground basil
1 1/2 tablespoons dry mustard
1 1/2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper