masterbuilt electronic smoker - beef ribs cooking time and style

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gokartsj, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. hey guys kinda new here, name is jay, smoked pork ribs and chicken before but wanted to try beef also cooking more meat than i normaly do. got big beef ribs from a butcher and was wondering time and temp and style. usual pork ribs i do 5 to 6 hours and 3-2-1 method around 225°. should it be the same? 

    also has anyone had the external smoke box for masterbuilt (on top of smoker in pic) that mounts to the side? i cant seem to get it to work past an hour or two i end up taking all the chips out and starting over which s a big pain. any suggestions?

    thanks very much for your time. 


    2 slabs of beef ribs
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That style of Beef Ribs will work with 3-2-1, or 5-6 hours, give or take a bit depending on tenderness you like. 225 to 275 will work. If you add something to the foil, use a savory liquid like Beef Broth. Sweet stuff, Apple Juice, Honey, Etc. does not work as well with beef in my opinion. A few guys have had the same complaint about chips hanging up in the MES cold smoke unit. Switch to Pellets or come up with a way to make the chips smaller...JJ
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  3. Sounds good thanks for the info I appreciate it.

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