A friend of mine gave me a package of short ribs since he had no idea how to cook them. This was going to be my first attempt at short ribs so I didn't have much for expectations going into it. Rub was simple: kosher salt, black pepper, cyanne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder. while they were smoking I started my glaze which was also simple: beef broth, the afore mentioned spices, and honey. After roughly three hours I pulled them off and and put them in foil with some brown sugar, honey and some of the glaze. About 1.5 hours of being in the foil I pulled them and started the glazing process, every 15 min for the last hour.
All in all the flavor was great. However, the meat was tough which I attribute to two things: 1.) I had some trouble getting my smoker to temp and it ran pretty hot for the first hour of the smoke and the fat didn't get a chance to breakdown and tenderize the meat and 2.) the ribs were alittle old. The flavor of the rub/glaze was awesome but I didn't like the bark at all it was very powdery feeling in my mouth. Again I think that was because of the way they cooked so fast during the first part of the smoke and the fact that I didn't spritz them at all in the first 3.
Now what you have all been waiting for.