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First time making ribs...help!

So I'm having several friends over for a barbecue, and I'm strongly considering making ribs. All I have is a large Weber kettle. From what I understand: put the coals on one side, put wood chips on top, put a drip pan with water next to it, then put the grate down and put the ribs over the pan and let it go for 4-5 hours.

I've also heard about foiling, a second pan on top of the grate... and then how do I maintain the temperature? Will Kingsford briquettes last 5 hours, or will I likely have to top up the coals?

Experts, please help!

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