On Friday SmokingOhioButcher (SOB) posted some amazing Qview of some mighty meaty beef ribs. As it just so happens, we had family plans for Saturday that had me about 20 minutes away from him. I (kind of) jokingly said I could swing by and get some. Mark, the great guy that he is offered to cut some ribs for me Saturday morning, and arranged for me to pick them up at his house later Saturday afternoon. In his post SOB said something like -- "it helps to know the butcher." Man, he's not kidding!!! He really took care of me!! We stopped by his house, met his family (all great people), and left with a cooler full of 4 slabs of the biggest, meatiest beef ribs I have ever seen. Mark also gave me a couple packs of pizza sausage they make at his store, and some chunks of pecan wood. So today's smoke is dedicated to Mark -- SOB -- a really good guy, and his wonderful family. Here are two slabs of the ribs. 7 bones in each slab, weighing in at over 9 pounds!!! Look at all that wonderful beef! Rubbed down with some basic rub I use on brisket and pork. A little sweet, a little zip. Just right.... Onto the smoker. Look at how they BARELY fit on my 18.5" WSM!!! Used pecan chunks Mark gave me. About 3 hours later, ready for foiling.... A couple hours in the foil. Added some butter and honey in the foil. Then pulled them out and lathered up with some sause. A little more than an hour later. A total of about 6 and a half hours in the WSM (temps in the 230-250 range).... Cut up and ready to eat! Well, a couple quick pics first....than goodness my family is patient and supports not only my smoking, but photo shooting as well! Will you look at the meat on these bones?!?!?!?!?! My wife, the princess and I enjoyed these ribs -- and have a bunch of left overs. We didn't quite finish one slab (I might get that last bone soon though....). Have a full slab untouched. I've said here before how much I love beef ribs. These were the best I have ever made. started with great beef and MIGHTY MEATY ribs, thanks to Mark. Cooked them the way I've learned to here on SMF -- thanks every one...and on my WSM, an amazing piece of smoking hardware. Me and my family want to again thank Mark for these awesome ribs. Another benefit to being part of the SMF community -- meeting great people like Mark and his family. My wife and I are already talking about our next road trip.....just under two hours away from a great butcher! Thanks for checking my qview!