First Smoking...Beef Ribs (Q-view)

Discussion in 'Beef' started by ghostred7, May 29, 2011.

  1. ghostred7

    ghostred7 Smoke Blower

    After reading through the 5-day course and numerous threads on here, I got brave today and started smoking beef ribs for dinner tonight.

    I made my own dry rub consisting of brown sugar, black/white/cayenne peppers, garlic, and paprika on top of the mustard smear to keep it on there and placed the ribs on a rack. 

    Temp @ ~240/245 (although it crept up on me in the 1st hour to 300....didn't stay there long...as soon as I saw it up there, I removed enough charcoal to keep it around the 240 mark.  I'd of preferred it to be a little lower, but this isn't the end of the world (hopefully).  I started them at 130p.  I'm at the 2.5h mark, but my camera decided to die on me....once it's charged, i'll give the updated 3h mark pic.  Also been spritzing w/ apple juice @ the hr marks.

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    This is at the 3hr mark with internal temp between the bones @ ~160*

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    Last edited: May 29, 2011
  2. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well done [​IMG]
     
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking Dino bones! Welcome to the club!
     
  4. ghostred7

    ghostred7 Smoke Blower

    Thx for the feedback!!!

    The thinner rack hit 172* and I pulled it, wrapped it in foil, and is resting in a very thick towel/blanket combination (no cooler :-(   )

    Hoping the other one will be ready soon since the heat is distro'd only to it now...it's still hovering ~160* (plateau?).  Another 15m makes it the 4h mark. 

    Will take more pix @ cutting time :-D
     
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks good!

    Most of us just go by time on ribs. Temp probes don't usually mean much in ribs, due to the bones.

    Bear
     
  6. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Love me some dino bones don't get to make them that often the wife prefers spares.
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks great, Man I need to find some dinos my way. [​IMG]
     
  8. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Looking very good!

      Craig
     
  9. ghostred7

    ghostred7 Smoke Blower

    OK.  Here's the feedback I have/received.

    1.  I didn't get as much of the membrane off as I thought I did.

    2.  My rub was too thick and had too much sugar base.

    3.  Got told too much smoke....but that's subjective b/c I liked the amt of smoke (wife didn't).

    Otherwise, mostly tender, just not fall off the bone (straight, not the 3-2-1 method).  Anyhoo....here's the final product...

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  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Dang Good for your first smoke!!!

    My Mrs probably likes less smoke than yours does!

    It just gets better,

    Bear
     
  11. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Looks good to me.  Beef ribs are defiantly not for everyone.  I love them.
     
  12. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    They look very good to me, We like them but they never have much meat on then ones we tried, Well done
     
  13. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Those look great!  I love beef ribs.  Nice job there  - Cheers!
     
  14. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pretty brave choice for a first smoke, and it came out well.  Actually, I don't worry about the membrane as much on beef ribs as I do on pork.  Simply slip a steak knife under the membrane after cooking and the meat will fall off the bone.  At least for those that don't like the hands on eating style.  I like hands on for pork, but if I eat beef ribs hands on it makes a mess of my mustache.  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  15. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Flavor Saver !   [​IMG]
     
     
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    I never do beefies more than 4 1/2 hours, but I do wrap them in foil via a 3-2-1 modified. No they do not fall off the bone but are quite juicy and as long as the wife likes them, I did good.
     
  17. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    They sure look good from here!   [​IMG]
     
  18. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Beautiful! Now I'm hungry.
     
  19. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

     Those bones look good! Wouldn't mind putting my mustache in one.
     
  20. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yeah Bear.  But on a lucky day I might be saving another flavor?

    Good luck and good smoking.
     

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