Hey all. Tried a couple new things, for me anyway. First, smoked/braised shortribs, and two, a long cook on the Smokey Joe. Turned out pretty successful on both counts.
I never would have thought to do a long cook on the Smokey Joe, usually just use it for quick grilling, burgers, brats, steaks and such. But I also hate to fire up the Performer for a relatively small cook. In one of the threads here recently, Bludawg I believe it was, said he had done cooks of several hours on his Smokey Joe, so I figured I would give it a go.
Seasoned up the shortribs with Pitbarrel Cooker Beef and Game rub. I set my Smokey joe up for indirect, shooting for cooking temps of 250-275. It worked out great.The whole cook was about 4.5 hours.
At about one hour:
At a little over two hours:
Pulled these at this point and placed them in a pie tin with some mild beef broth and sauted onions:
Covered with foil, wrapped tight, back in the Smokey Joe, with vents all open, temps were running 325-375 for the remainder of the cook.
At three hours the ribs were still a bit tough, at four hours maybe a little more, they were fork tender.
plated with some garlic whipped taters, a little gravy made from the broth, and buttered green beans:
Nice smoke ring:
A salad topped with artichokes and grape tomatoes, with Newmans Own honey mustard dressing:
A couple of bite shots:
All in all a great cook, the ribs were delicious!
Thanks for looking.