Beef Ribs!

Discussion in 'Beef' started by wmarkw, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Hey everyone. I believe this is my first "beef" thread post. I picked up some nice looking beef ribs from Alberstons and have them on the smoker now. They were on sale for 10lbs for $10, so I bought a couple. I'm using pecan instead of hickory for something different and so far love the smell. I cleaned up my ecb yesterday and bought some new lava rocks for it and decided to smoke a fatty and some turkey thighs I had laying around. So here are those pics and will update later with the finals. Thanks.


    Covered in mustard and some basic rub
  2. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Did all the different food groups cook at the same temp? Those thighs look good. I don't think I've seen packs of turkey thighs.
    I look harder from now on.
  3. It all looks really good Mark. I cant tell you the last time I had beef ribs. I might have to grab some for next week. [​IMG]
  4. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Looks good!
    Got me hungerin' for some Q!

    We're gettin' snow again today!
  5. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Ok just got done eating these ribs. By far the best batch of beef ribs I've done to date and one of my better smokes overall. The electric ECB is tricky and the best bet I found is to leave it alone while you smoke. My oven temp gauge broke so I couldn't monitor the inside temps but I was probably smoking around 225-240*and I didn't mess with it but to add foil chip packets and sauced the ribs when they hit 180* and let them cook for another 35 mins or so to about 184*. It took 6 hours to cook these ribs; I was thinking it would take 8. I did not do the 3-2-1 just a regular smoke, and these came out real tender, juicy, and great flavor.

    I really liked the pecan wood and will be using it from now on. I also finally produced a really good smoke ring for once; not sure if they show through on the pics but we could see it. Thanks for reading!
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The ribs look great, making me really hungry !!!
  7. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    I cooked the turkey thighs and fatty last night. Had the fatty on the top rack and put the turkey on the bottom. My smoker runs about 240* average and I smoked the fatty for 3.5 hours and the turkey went about 4 or so and took them off when the reached 175*. I then put the thighs in a 350* oven to get them over 180+. We shreded them today for turkey sammies and they were great!! Never eating deli store turkey again..belch
  8. pduke216

    pduke216 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Awsome looking ribs! Oops I licked the screen.
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    great looking ribs
  10. rw willy

    rw willy Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Sounds like you came up with a great way to do them thighs.
    Looks like someone sneaked some "green" stuff on the plate? Better wash that stuff off before that child gets sick!
  11. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Hey Mark,

    What are the lava rocks for? Instead of water maybe?
  12. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Never mind... I posted to soon. I read on and saw that you have an electric ECB. I'm guessing they all have lava rocks. Mine is charcoal and I thought I was learning something new. Sorry.
  13. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I love beef ribs, although I only do them for around 4 to 4 1/2 hours. Since they do not need as much time as pork spares, this gives them a nice medium to medium rare finish. Pretty much the temp I like all beef. I prefer the individual beef back ribs. Mainly because we don't see great racks of beef down here.
    If you do them again, try some mojo crillio on them next time. Super flavor.

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