Beef Ribs - suggestions... Q-View ADDED - NEED HELP!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ellymae, May 29, 2011.

  1. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Beef ribs are a bit of a mystery to me. Not exactly sure how long they will need to cook so I am putting them on with some spares I am doing and they will be done when they are done. Since they are all seperate, I am thinking of using multiple rubs.

    Simply Marvelous Pecan

    Todds Dirt

    Want to hit some with a General Tso's glaze for an Asian twist.

    Anyone have any suggestions on time???

  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Craig - they look pretty tasty! How long didi they go for?
  4. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    What kind of beef ribs? Short ribs usually take me 4 - 5 hours. The dino bones take me 5 - 6 hours if they are a complete rack and not cut up individually. Watch for the meat to start pulling back off the bones. For short ribs 1/4" pull back seems about right while dinos I look for about 1/2 - 1". Full racks are easier because you can use the bend test.

    I know you already have your rub and sauce planned out but I use a simple rub of kosher salt, pepper, chipotle powder, granulated garlic and onion powder. Then I coat them with brown sugar and let it caramelize on the smoker. It turns out perfect everytime.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I have to think that you should look for the pull back since they are single ribs. Now if they are big enough (true Dino Bones) then I take them to maybe 180°-190°ish. I do long bone short ribs alot and they are some of the best that I have ever eaten. I do have a question for ya thou? Where are the spares, the Butt, and the brisket flat?????
  6. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hahahhaha couldn't tell ya.. I looked at them and they were done a lot earlier than I expected.

    I have seen Marks dino bones,,,awesome!!

    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  7. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    OK - so these aren't dino bones (so disapointed) how long do you think these will take??? They really are short ribs...

  8. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Short ribs or beef backed bones I only do for around 4 1/2 hours. Beefies just don't have to done as long as spares. I sure don't want my Rib-eye well done either. Sometimes we just marinate them in Mojo Crillio, then place them in an aluminum pan and spoon mojo over them until they brown up and are done.



    Other times I do a moderated 3-2-1, more like a 2 - 1 1/2 - 1/2 . I like a little more pull on beefies than what I do on Pork.
  9. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    These went about 4 hours ....

    I liked the General Tsos and the Simply Marvelous Pecan, the Todds Dirt not so much.

    I was not terribly happy with these overall, too many bones and fat, not enough meat...

  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ahh, those are those cross cut ribs. They tend to get done too soon, too easily. I would just braise them, if I was to ever buy them again.

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