Awesome Beef Shortribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by mbogo, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. Had a hankering for something beefy, so I thought I'd try my hand at some Dino bones. I went to my favorite store, Osseo Meats, and had them order me a 4 bone rack of the whole rib, as I wanted the classic presentation.

    I removed the membrane & silver skin, along with a big vein of fat that ran diagonally across a couple of the bones.

    I saved the fat to use for a drip baste, I'm sold on that, thanks Bear!!

    I wanted to get a deep, rich beef flavor, and I had some Brisket sauce left from the last smoke, so I did a 50/50 mix of that and some beef broth to use as a marinade. Let it soak for about 3 hours, drained, and then some of Jeff's rub (without the DBS, as I don't care for the sweetness on beef), and let that work it's magic for another 4 hours in the fridge.

    I fired up my modified MES, with Hickory in the AMNPS, set it to 225, and smoked for 3  hours. The cell phone rang, and like an idiot, I answered it. Into work for a couple hours, so I turned it down to 180, crossed my fingers, and turned on the radar detector.

    Got back about 3 hours later, and they were still at 165, relief!

    Cranked it up to 275, and in an hour and a half they were at 190, and looking b.e.u.tiful- 

    Pulled them, let them rest, and chowed.   They were everythinh I hoped they'd be, albight maybe a little too much spiciness.

    Mama seemed to like them, so that's what counts!!

    AND....The money shot-

    Now I have to wait by the door, as I've got a new Yoder 640 coming this week, time to stock up on pellets!!!!!

    You guys should have warned me about this addiction-

  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great looking Dino bones!
  3. Luv me shortribs !!! Looks awesome !!!!
  4. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good.  I love to see that wavy muscle fiber look in beef.  I have a whole untrimmed rack of pork spare ribs and (2) 5 bone sections of beef ribs on the smoker now.  Getting ready to foil in about half an hour.
  5. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What made you decide on 190º ? Just wondering. I finally found some Dino bones down here yesterday. $3.49 a lb, but they looked good and it has been way too long since I last had them. Mine won't get near that temp though. Maybe 150º tops. Might even grill them instead. At any rate, I am sure they were good.
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those dino bones look delicious!  And congrats on the new YS640...those sure are nice rigs.  Be sure to show it off with some qview when it arrives.

  7. @ flash-  This was my first attempt at these monsters, I looked at a lot of the forums, and most seemed to suggest bringing them almost to a fall-apart, pulling temp. They still had plenty of moisture, and some fat that had not fully rendered, but I'm a rare beef kinda guy. I will probably yank them sooner next time. Might not be as tender, but it's a learning curve!
  8. Red- should be here in the next couple days, I'm making room (and a overhang/shelter) for it right now.   Strange how we take care of our toys, huh?
  9. Those look great!
  10. michief

    michief Smoke Blower

    I treat beef ribs like a brisket and take them to 190-200 to make sure they are tender - they always have come out good for me that way.
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey, its prime rib. It was real tender.

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