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Old 11-18-2013, 01:50 PM   #1
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Default which do you smoke...beef back or short ribs?

Wondering which one you like to smoke and why?
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:53 PM   #2
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Beef short ribs... much meatier and cook a lot like brisket. I like beef back ribs too, but there is no comparison.
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Old 11-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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B oth Beause I like the taste Depends what I am in the mood for
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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I prefer short ribs. They are super meaty and the flavor is brisket on a stick.

I have smoked beef back ribs twice. I wasn't happy each time because there was so little meat on the bones.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #5
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My vote is for short ribs but either one can be really good
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:28 PM   #6
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Shorties, no question. If I see a good meaty rack of back ribs I'll snag 'em but that's a very rare occurrence. Short ribs are my favorite cut of beef these days.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:44 PM   #7
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Beef back hanging in the Pit Barrel Cooker most of the time going forward. Took me 6 hours to probe tender on these super meaty short ribs yesterday. Both are awesome. Just takes a rack of beef to make a meal. 2'45" tops on Dino bones hanging in PBC.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:54 PM   #8
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Short Ribs. So good...
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Old 11-18-2013, 03:23 PM   #9
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Short ribs for sure. I want a nice payoff...and a decent amount of meat...for all the time involved...
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Shortys - Same reasons as above, plus they're really good value for money over here!
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Yes, short ribs for sure. You get a lot of meat and it's super flavorful and juicy.
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