I have had braised short ribs and crock pot short ribs and have never been impressed with them. Always seemed extremely fatty. Although there was some flavor, they fell far short when it came to all that greasy fat. My wife had got a great deal on them but after the crock pot disaster, she was ready to give them to the neighbor's dog. I asked her if I could try them in the smoker. We kept a steak handy for the grill, just in case. Started out marinating them for several hours with Iberia Mojo Criollo. I am new to this stuff, but Moderator Julio had suggested it. I decided to get a pan and put the ribs in it and pour the Mojo on them. Also added alittle Everglades Heat, Garlic Salt and Oregano Decided to use my old Brinkman R2D2 unit. It maintains a higher heat and since I only needed one rack and no need to add more charcoal, it would do fine. Used Hickory and some Mesquite wood. Maintained a good smoke throughout the process. Playbox Sand in the water pan for more constant temps. After about 1 hour. Didn't look bad. Starting to brown some The juices running off the ribs was bubbling and almost like frying the ribs as they cooked. I moved them around abit so all had their turns in the juices and marinade. Alittle over 2 hours. Hey, these don't look half bad.....hopefully they will taste good and not be tough. At about 3 1/2 hours, I tested them and they sure seemed done. Put them on a grate over a shallow cookie pan and let them drain any excess fat. Cherie thought they looked great. Scooter was standing by just in case they weren't. Red Rose, Candy corn, fresh turnips/greens and smoke short Ribs with Blue Front B-B-Q sauce. My final rating, for a first try Far better than any other way I/wife have every tried. Scooter got the rib bones.