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  1. flyhigh123

    How Long for Beef Short Rib Rack

    I plan to smoke some beef short ribs in a rack. Not cut to individuals.  How long should i smoke it to get it to be soft, fork tender, right before fall off the bone? 4-2-1?
  2. flyhigh123

    Where to buy MEATY beef ribs in So Cal?

    Where can i find Meaty beef ribs, or meaty short rib with bone in so cal? All the beef ribs i find around me have very little meat....
  3. flyhigh123

    Los Angeles....Free: Masterbuilt 30 smoker, semi working

    Free smoker.... sometimes the smoker shuts off mid smoke or the heating element is going out. It should be a simple fix if you can take off the back and do the wiring. I ended up buying a 40" masterbuilt and never got around to fixing this one. Perfect for a cold smoker as well... message me...
  4. flyhigh123

    30" MES problem- power intermittent

    I have a 30" MES smoker, about 4 years old. Recently, the power will auto shut off and sometimes the LED just goes out and the buttons stop working. Does this sound like my electronics have gone bad? Should I buy a new one or is this something salvageable. BTW, my hinge still falls off almost...
  5. flyhigh123

    Where to Buy Beef Ribs?

    Where can I buy beef ribs where they don't cut out all the meat inbetween the bones? It seems like all the markets that sell beef ribs take out all the good meat so its hard to find a meaty rib.
  6. flyhigh123

    Buffalo Brisket and Wagyu

    I have a friend that has a hook up for Buffalo and Wagyu meats... Are there any cuts on either of these two that would be good for smoking? How about Buffalo or Wagyu briskets? Is it worth paying a bit more to try these? Will it be more tender? Going to try to smoke Wagyu beef ribs this...
  7. flyhigh123

    Smoking unique cutsof beef...

    I was wondering if anyone has smoked the following cuts of meat and also, what other "different" pieces of meat and beef you have smoked? I was thinking of smoking bone marrow. I saw some nice pieces at the market and thought that this would taste pretty good. How about Beef Oxtail? I love...
  8. flyhigh123

    Need advice on Brisket: needs to be cooked by friday, eaten sunday

    My buddy is asking me to smoke some meats for a BBQ. I need the brisket and or pulled pork to be finished smoking by friday noon time since he lives far from me and I plan on spending the weekend where he lives. The party wont be until Sunday afternoon. I normally like sliced brisket, so...
  9. flyhigh123

    swift BB ribs membrane

    I went to costco and bought a 3 pack or ribs. The outer packaging says "swift". I'm assuming that's the meat company they came from. ANyways, I get to prepping the ribs and I cannot seem to remove any membrane from all 3 ribs. Is it possible that swift normally removes the membrane? I tried...
  10. flyhigh123

    Sigh, i hate diets

    So i'm not really on a diet, but i started working out more and started doing P90X... Since i'm working out, i'm cutting out the meats for the time being, but i can't STOP thinking about bbq! Brisket, Ribs, links.... drooool..... sigh... its like crack to me!!!!! Especially late at night, i'm...
  11. flyhigh123

    Where to buy meaty beef ribs in Los Angeles?

    I've seen beef ribs at the market, but it always looks like the butcher took off as much meat as possible. I would like to buy meaty beef ribs. Beef ribs that are really meaty, sorta like Phil's beef ribs from San Diego. I'm in the san gabriel valley. Anyone have a good referral or even a...
  12. flyhigh123

    Prime rib help, time?

    I know there has been a few threads on this. I can't seem to find a definite answer. I plan to smoke a 18 pound 7 bone Prime rib at 225 degrees and then crisp up the outside in the oven. CAn anyone tell me how long it should take to smoke at 225 for 18 pounds to get the middle to medium rare...
  13. flyhigh123

    Prime Rib on sale at Ralphs, $3.88 a pound select and $4.88 choice!

    I just came back from Ralphs today. They have PrimeRib roasts on sale. $3.88 for Select $4.88 for Choice( may need to ask meat man as it was in the display) I bought a 7 pound choice. The choice for me was also aged more as could be seen by the dry outside, actually meaning it was more meat...
  14. flyhigh123

    picnic pork, pulled pork- skin remove?

    I bought a 10 pound pork picnic with bone. Picked it up from smart and final the other day. I noticed that the skin on it was still on. Should I shave the skin off or smoke it with the skin>???? i was thinking to cut to skin off while leaving the fat on... the skin can be deep fried for some...
  15. flyhigh123

    The Restaurant Review thread....

    Place: Phil's BBQ Location: San Diego, CA Meat's tried: BBQ rib and Baby back ribs Had the chance to go to phil's again this weekend. This is my second time. Yelp seemed to review them highly with 1000+ reviews. My take is that the meat here is superb. I really like their large portions...
  16. flyhigh123

    Suggestion: forums for region

    First, I would like to suggest a forum for different regions, a west coast, north east, south east, etc... this can allow us to have regional smoking meets... this way we can discuss things and bring people closer... just wondering what the mods think?
  17. flyhigh123

    the lazy man smoke - less work?

    OK, so i bought my MES becasue i wanted the satisfaction of perfectly smoked foods, but yet the easiness and little time it takes to manage... I'm looking for ways to give me smoke without having to always add in more chips every hour or two.. I've looked at the smoke daddy, but that seems to...
  18. flyhigh123

    Cheesecake factory Beef ribs

    So i had the beef ribs at cheesecake factory, i kno who would have thought... lol but they were fantasic. I'm a big fan for fall off the bone, super tender beef ribs... How do I make them that tender? I read some people boil them for a while first... Can I boil them to soften them and then...
  19. flyhigh123

    Whole Tri Tip Roast smoked??? anyone try it?

    I was at my local smart and final yesterday. They had a 13 pound Trip tip roast @2.99 a pound. Has anyone smoked tri tip roast of this size like a brisket??? The brisket was 1.99 a pound so I picked up one of those. If the tri tip would taste better than the brisket with the low and slow...
  20. flyhigh123

    Hello, from Los Angeles!!!!!!

    Hi Guys! Been surfing the board for a bit of time, lurking... Finally joined... should have done it earlier... i bought a MES I've smoked it twice and both times came out great! 1: 12 pound Pork Butt 2: 11 pound Brisket very happy to keep on smoking!
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