Did my ribs today. I used Contessa's recipe, put cola over, salt and pepper, then cook and then dump out the liquid after cooking and put in BBQ sauce. I overcooked them, as Contessa's directions said to cook 8 to 9 hours on low, then another hour or so with the BBQ sauce. Since I didn't start them till 10 this morning, I thought they wouldn't get done, so cooked them on high for an hour, then 6 hours on low. At that point, ribs were totally falling apart. I put the BBQ sauce on them, and cooked another hour or so. The taste was good, just not really ribs, as the meat basically had almost all fallen off the bone. And I agree, don't bother at all with the browning. So long as you cook and then dump off the liquid, no reason at all to do the pre browning.