Whole Beef Short Ribs - Heavy Bear/Q View

Discussion in 'Beef' started by scooper, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    I stumbled upon this site that gives methods for both Texas and Chicago style whole short ribs. 


    I have been doing everything without foil lately, and wanted to try this particular cut without foil.  Mostly because I know in classic cooking, these things LOVE to be braised.  After reading the info on that site, I went for it.

    I went with a modified version of MDM's rub.  Mrs. Scooper is always asking for Old Bay on things.  Plus I get the, "Does everything always have to be smoked?" all the time.  So I knew I could sell her on these if Old Bay was on them.

    End result:  Freakin' awesome!  Moist, tender, with a good pull and bite.  Incredible flavor and smoke.  I will do them like this from now on.  I may use less sugar in the future, but the wife loves it the way it was. 

    This is not a spicy rub, so add what ever you want if you want heat.

    Dry Ingredients–Only
    1/3 Cup granulated sugar
    1/3 Cup brown sugar
    3 tspn. Old Bay Seasoning (sh-h-h, secret ingredient of MDM)
    6 Tbspns. Kosher Salt or Coarse Mediterranean Sea Salt
    ¼ tspn. of paprika
    1 tspn. dry mustard powder
    2 Tbspns. ground black pepper
    1 Tbspn. garlic salt
    1 Tbspn. dried onion
    1Tbspn. dried basil

    My version:

    2/3 cup Turbinado sugar
    4 TBLSP Kosher Salt
    1 TBLSP Old Bay Seasoning

    ½ tsp Paprika
    1 tsp Dry Mustard powder
    2 TBLSP Coarse ground black pepper
    1 TBLSP Granulated garlic
    1 TBLSP Granulated onion
    ½ tsp Ground Rosemary

    ½ tsp Ground Bay Leaves


    MGS 30

    Hickory Chunks

    225 average temp

    Pulled out at 180 after 6 hours

    No spritz, no foil

    First a trip Restaurant Depot for the ribs.



    Just beautiful!




    I took off the silver skin on the top, and as much outer fat as i could get.


    I have plans for this!


    You saw this coming, right?


    In they go for a 6 hour ride. I separated those 2 that are touching right after I snapped the pic.




    Bear Drooling Time!  Various shots, with and without flash.





    With Yukon Gold smashed 'taters, gold beets, and zucchini. 


    One last Bear tease:


  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man................. those look Awesome!

    Nice and juicy............ and the bark is..................................[​IMG]
  3. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    for sure, I need to go and buy some beef short ribs again. this is making me hungry! that bark looks great!
  4. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys!  Yeah, raptor, that bark was off the charts.  I came home from work today and nuked one for a minute, and let it sit for a bit.  Damn was it good!

    I meant to add something to the stats, but I just remembered about it.  I was pretty good about not peeking at them unless I was adding more wood, so the heat was constant.  But right at 147 IT degrees they hit a stall for around 25 - 30 minutes.  I knew that this had to be normal, so I just waited for the temp to start climbing, and sure enough it did.

    Since spares and BB's are too thin to probe, I am sure they stall too, but we just don't know it. 
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That's exactly right scooper,

    Your starting to figure this "smoking" thing out[​IMG]
  6. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    I'm slow, but I eventually figure things out.  [​IMG]
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Those look great, Scooper.  I usually braise mine, and I have been working up my courage?  I think you have pushed me over the edge!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. smokinal

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

    Awesome Scooper!

    The ribs look fantastic!
  9. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Damn Chef...I don't know how I missed these! They look great and I like the sound of that rub of yours...JJ
    Last edited: Jan 14, 2012
  10. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you, Chef! 

    I am going to Restaurant Depot tomorrow.  I just might have to grab a pack of those.  [​IMG]
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Get a pack for me?

    Link saved.

    Just fantastic!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    The grocery had dino bones on sale today but they where all shiners so I passed.  Your short ribs have lots of meat and makes we wish I had found some nice ones. 
  13. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Now Al tha only place that I have seen them ribs are at restuarant depot. They call them long bone short ribs and they are really good too.
  14. scooper

    scooper Smoking Fanatic

    Oh my.  P+rn alert!

    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 13, 2012
  15. nordo0

    nordo0 Fire Starter

     did you keep them on the smoke for the whole 6 hours?

  16. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  17. I am gonna have to get me some of these next trip to the depot! they look terrific
  18. Those look delish. Nice work scoop.
  19. harleysmoker

    harleysmoker Smoking Fanatic

    Mmmm, looks very good!

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