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My first DINO ribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by Kevin Haynes, Sep 21, 2019.

  1. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Smoke Blower

    After about a year of studying youtube and reading forums, anyone can get what they're after. This was my first rack of dino ribs ever. I have traveled and hit around 35-40 of the top 50 bbq list of Texas and me and my girlfriend (she has joined me at all of the locations) agree that my ribs are in the top 3 beef ribs we have ever had. I'm super proud of myself. These will sell like hot cakes. I was also very surprised at how easy beef ribs were too! 20190914_181250.jpg 20190914_181955.jpg IMG_20190914_184209_662.jpg
  2. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your 1st, they look damned tasty.
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  3. kelbro

    kelbro Meat Mopper

    Those look just right. Wish they sold them here.
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  4. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    About all I can say is WOW!!
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  5. tropics

    tropics Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Nice smoke ring on them. Like
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  6. chopsaw

    chopsaw Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Those look great !
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  7. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Nice Job, Kevin!!
    Those look Awesome!!

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  8. sandyut

    sandyut Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    those look killer! I think they are a fun cook and the presentation is over the top!

    Excellent smoke ring! like it!
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  9. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Smoke Blower

    Thank you guys! Wish you were all here to try them. Anything I have left over I try to give to anyone in need ot want within a day. If you folks are in north Texad Lewisville area and I have cooked too much, I'll throw them yalls way!
  10. Hawging It

    Hawging It Master of the Pit

    Very nice!
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  11. disco

    disco Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Righteous ribs! Big like!
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  12. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Big LIKE from here! Those look fabulous! I did some yesterday and took pictures to post... but you made the carousel! Congrats!
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  13. texomakid

    texomakid Smoking Fanatic

    Awesome! They look so good.
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  14. I just looked at that and it made me hungry.
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  15. Kevin Haynes

    Kevin Haynes Smoke Blower

    I appreciate all of the likes guys! Now...next thing..who knows where I can get the REALLY fat beef ribs? These seemed kind of "thin" to me. Got these at the meat market in Lewisville Tx. Just found out Sam's stopped selling beef ribs and now I'm not sure where to go for some good thick ones. Any ideas guys!? Thank you!
  16. Not in your area to suggest anybody specific but you might check out some butcher shops\meat markets or see if you can find a meat wholesaler in your area that might sell them.
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  17. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Best way I know of is what I've been doing for years.
    Just buy your Prime Ribs with "Bones-in".
    Then when you get them home, cut the bones off, and leave how ever much meat you want on the bone side of your cut.
    Like This:
    Smoked Beef Prime Rib Dinos (With Extra Meat)

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  18. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    So you're looking for those huge beef ribs oft referred to as Dino Ribs.

    This goes out to everybody who is on the lookout for racks of beef short ribs.
    How to Find Racks of Short Ribs
    Don't go looking for whole racks of short ribs to be for sale in the meat section, I've never found any that way.
    I've always found them precut and repackaged for sale as specialty cuts.

    Flanken, thin cut across the bones,
    for such as Korean Kalbi ribs.
    English, cut along the length of the bone usually in 3-4 inch sections.
    Boneless, often labeled country style.

    If you see any of these, ask the clerk if he has any of the whole racks uncut.
    They come in a cryo-vac package, two racks per bag.
    They generally will run $7.00 - $9.00 /lb.
    Don't give up on one store, go to or call them all.
    It's much better to go in person and look and ask.

    Hope this helps.
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  19. chilerelleno

    chilerelleno Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    When you find your racks of Short Ribs you're going to have one of two types.
    Beef Plate, short ribs
    Beef Chuck, short ribs

    How to tell the difference?

    Number of, shape and length of bones is usually the best way to tell Plate and Chuck apart.
    Plate are almost always 3 bones, the bones are flatter/wider than Chucks and their length usually exceeds 8", 8-12" is the norm.
    Plates generally have more/,thicker meat and less fat cap.
    Chuck's are almost always 4-5 bones, the bones aren't as flat/wide as Plates and their length is an average 8", 6-10" is the norm.
    Chucks generally have less meat and more fat cap.
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  20. browneyesvictim

    browneyesvictim Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Well Kevin.. Those there you just did, look "meaty" enough to me... What exactly are you expecting?