Beef short ribs

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tumbleweed1, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    I did my first beef short ribs yesterday morning. It was going to be 80 degrees here in the afternoon & I had made plans to go motorcycle riding in the afternoon with some friends, so I got up at 4 am, prepped everything & had the meat in the smoker on 250 by 5 am.  I was a little worried, as I had heard how tough short ribs can be, so my plan was for a 3-2-1, which I hoped would make them a little more tender. Well, they were PLENTY tender. Just grab a bone, pull & they came right apart! I smoked them with hickory for 3 hours, wrapped them up in a pan (bone side down) & put in a mixture of Pepsi, honey, spray butter & apple juice. Then I got to work on the potatoes (twice baked). Got them all ready & put them in with the ribs. At this point I added peach wood, for the potatoes, as we just seem to like that better with them. After the ribs were in the foil for a couple of hours I got them unwrapped & put them on the top (coolest) rack, because they were already looking a little TOO tender. I also moved the potatoes to a little hotter rack. Everything was ready right on schedule at 6 hours in, but I believe had I started the potatoes a little earlier, I may have been able to wrap the whole cook up in closer to five. I made my homemade BBQ sauce & served it on the side.

    The two bigger pieces are with my regular beef rub, the smaller one is with a Jim Beam rub the wife brought home from work. I agreed to give it a try, but I liked my rub better.

    Three hours of hickory & ready to wrap.

    Twice baked ready for smoke.

    My plate.

    Last edited: Apr 18, 2016
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  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Very Nice![​IMG]

    All looks Mighty Tasty!![​IMG]-------------[​IMG]

  3. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks delicious!

  5. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Looks good from here 

  6. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks guys.

    I was a little apprehensive about the beefs, as I never did them before, but it worked out pretty good. Way more tender than I expected & maybe even a little overcooked, but perfect for grabbing the bone & pulling'em out. I liked'em ok, but I still prefer my ribs made of fine swine. The wife however, liked them more than I did, so I'm sure this is not the last I'm going to see of'em.
  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoke, TW.  Yep, I`m guessing you`ll be doing a lot more short ribs from now on.  LOL

  8. tumbleweed1

    tumbleweed1 Smoking Fanatic

    Thank you Gary.

    And as they say, happy wife-happy life!

  9. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking beef ribs!
  10. All I see is good eats, nice cook. How was the bike ride? CF

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