Preheat your smoker to 225°F and add cherry wood chips.
Smoked Cherry Wood Spare Ribs
While the smoker preheats, combine cinnamon, cloves and pepper for the dry rub in a small bowl.
In a medium-size saucepan, combine tomato paste, molasses, garlic, cumin, dry mustard, ground pepper, cinnamon and hot pepper flakes. Cover and simmer on low for about 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs. Rub down both sides with the dry rub.
Mop with BBQ sauce.