Pork and beef ribs this saturday afternoon

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by jaxrmrjmr, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    One full untrimmed rack of pork spareribs.  What makes them even better is I picked them up for $.99/lb right before July 4th.

    (2) 5 bone racks of beef ribs - they had them for $1.99/lb when I went to the grocery store this morning so I decided to throw some on there with the pork ribs.

    Pork ribs got a yellow mustard rub down, then some store bought apple wood rub, then a rest.  Cooked at 240 with a mixture of pecan and hickory for a 3-1.5-.75.  Chef JJ's foil sauce using peach cider and honey.

    Beef ribs got a quick message of Pirate's Gold followed by my favorite steak rub/dust.  Charred on charcoal Weber grill then in the smoker for 2.5 hrs.  Foiled with only beef broth for a the same 1.5 as pork ribs and followed up with the same .75 hr tighten up period back on the smoker.

    I have the pork ribs pretty much nailed down how the family likes them.  The beef ribs are still new to me, but each time they get a little better and these were pretty good.

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  2. reinhard

    reinhard Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    That sure looks great!!! You got good pull back on both. Especialy for the beef ribs.  Mine look pretty much the same when done. Great job!!. Reinhard
  3. WOW!! Now I am hungry.
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look great...nicely done!

  5. Those both look great! What did you think of the apple wood?
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I don't like to over do my beefies. Kinda like steak if they are meaty enough, I only do the 4 to 4 1/2 hour range. Got me some dino bones to do soon. Might even grill them.
  7. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic


    I found a bunch of 9.25 oz. jars of McCormick Grill Mates Applewood Rub at Big Lots for $1.50 each.  They sell for $7-8 a jar in the grocery store.  I bought all they had which was probably 6-8 jars figuring that I could find something to do with it as I had never tasted it.  It turned out to be pretty good on ribs and I've been using for a while now.  I'm down to my last two jars.

    It is good on ribs, but I'll go back to making my own rubs when I run out as I will not spend that much on rub.
  8. I use it on thick sliced chops on the grill. It has a great flavor. You stole it at that price.
  9. jaxrmrjmr

    jaxrmrjmr Smoking Fanatic

    The thing is that I had never had beef ribs before a few months ago.  It was a tough bone brought to me by my neighbor which he has grilled.  It tasted fantastic, but I was just knawing on it like a dog would a bone.......there was nothing there to eat.  That's what prompted me to try and smoke them.

    So, the basis of the story is that I don't even know what flavor/texture combo I'm really looking for - I'll know it when I find it, but that could take a while to figure out.
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     Understandable for sure. Personally I like all beef like I do my steak, in a medium rare area, around 140º IT.  Now depending on the quality of your beef, you might be knawing on some. Some of the dino bones I had were like butter. Even did them on the grill and it was like eating Prime Rib.

  11. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You got some good, meaty beef bones there. The ones I find around here never have much meat on them at all. And I don't like paying $3.49 lb. for bones.
  12. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member



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