Had a hankering for something beefy, so I thought I'd try my hand at some Dino bones. I went to my favorite store, Osseo Meats, and had them order me a 4 bone rack of the whole rib, as I wanted the classic presentation.
I removed the membrane & silver skin, along with a big vein of fat that ran diagonally across a couple of the bones.
I saved the fat to use for a drip baste, I'm sold on that, thanks Bear!!
I wanted to get a deep, rich beef flavor, and I had some Brisket sauce left from the last smoke, so I did a 50/50 mix of that and some beef broth to use as a marinade. Let it soak for about 3 hours, drained, and then some of Jeff's rub (without the DBS, as I don't care for the sweetness on beef), and let that work it's magic for another 4 hours in the fridge.
I fired up my modified MES, with Hickory in the AMNPS, set it to 225, and smoked for 3 hours. The cell phone rang, and like an idiot, I answered it. Into work for a couple hours, so I turned it down to 180, crossed my fingers, and turned on the radar detector.
Got back about 3 hours later, and they were still at 165, relief!
Cranked it up to 275, and in an hour and a half they were at 190, and looking b.e.u.tiful-
Pulled them, let them rest, and chowed. They were everythinh I hoped they'd be, albight maybe a little too much spiciness.
Mama seemed to like them, so that's what counts!!
AND....The money shot-
Now I have to wait by the door, as I've got a new Yoder 640 coming this week, time to stock up on pellets!!!!!
You guys should have warned me about this addiction-