So I wanted to smoke some beef ribs and found these USDA Choice beef short ribs at Costco that looked great to me. Here in Monterrey (Mexico) we have pretty good "carnicerías" (butcher shops) for carne asada, but if you want an american cut like ribs, brisket, pork butts, etc., only Costco carries a pretty good selection (that I know of anyway). So I carefully chose these four pre-cut short ribs that weighted 5.6 lbs altogether, they're pretty meaty and big. By the way I've never made beef short ribs, but after reading some threads in the forums I decided to give them a try. I trimmed some silver skin off and then addeded some olive oil to each rib, then prepared a pretty basic rub made with mostly salt and pepper, and very little garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne pepper and paprika. I'm smoking them in my Char-griller with a side fire box, and I'm using a combination of mesquite chunks and apple wood. My plan is to use the 3-2-1 method, but if anyone has some suggestions, I'd love to hear from you.