So I put some beef short ribs on the smoker today. They sat overnight in the fridge with a 50/50 salt/pepper mix. Just like I did last time. Threw them on the smoker, for about 8 hours (no foil nothing just on the smoker, 8 hours). IT was about 175-180. Pulled them off because wife was hungry. Let them sit in tinfoil in the oven (oven was off) for about 30 minutes. Ate them. Not as good as last time. They seemed to be a bit more fatty and the consistency was that of corned beef (which I DONT LIKE, so I didn't enjoy them that much). Wife and her friend said they were good, but not up to par for my standards... any idea why? Did I not let them cook long enough? Or did I cook them too long? These were def. bigger then the last batch I made, that's for sure.