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kevine
04-03-2011, 12:36 PM
I've tried beef ribs in the past just direct grilling (bad outcome :tsk:) but this was before I got into smoking. Since then, I've done some racks of pork spares, using 3-2-1, but have not given beef ribs another thought.

Just wondering if this method can be used for beef ribs, or if there is another method? I'd like to give these another try and see how they come out.

Ron_L
04-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Yeah, it works. Depending on how meaty they are the time may vary, however.

Gore
04-03-2011, 12:43 PM
The beef ribs I get from the Asian market are very meaty and typically need at least a couple extra hours more than pork.

JazzCat
04-03-2011, 04:06 PM
i smoke meaty beef ribs on a Weber kettle, indirect at 250 - 275 F for 4 to 4 1/2 hours.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_XcldU-XTeVs/TV8clnhSKOI/AAAAAAAACOQ/aCtx5GzdCqA/s640/DSCN2235.JPG
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_XcldU-XTeVs/TV8qlKIdPzI/AAAAAAAACPM/aAMdTwGhGHk/s640/DSCN2246.JPG
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/_XcldU-XTeVs/TV8q_lduilI/AAAAAAAACPg/-nLIhF2OJnA/s640/DSCN2251.JPG

I haven't had a problem with beef ribs since i started cookin'um this way. Good Luck with yours!

BBQ Grail
04-03-2011, 04:17 PM
Get yourself some Plate Short Ribs or Chuck Ribs and you'll be happy...

http://thebbqgrail.com/2009/plate-short-ribs-oh-so-meaty/

JazzCat
04-03-2011, 04:30 PM
short ribs are too costly. Milwaukee prices range from $4.59 to $6.99 per pound.
beef ribs are normally $1.39 to $2.19 per lb.

BBQ Grail
04-03-2011, 04:39 PM
short ribs are too costly. Milwaukee prices range from $4.59 to $6.99 per pound.
beef ribs are normally $1.39 to $2.19 per lb.

Kevine isn't in Milwaukee... :wink:

JazzCat
04-03-2011, 04:48 PM
then, pardon me.

BBQ Grail
04-03-2011, 04:50 PM
then, pardon me.

Ah, come on I was just teasing you on this nice Sunday afternoon...

landarc
04-03-2011, 05:29 PM
Man, did I have some good full chuck ribs last night, but, I digress. I like to get beef back ribs, treat them somewhat like brisket in terms of seasoning, then put them on the smoker at 250F, run about 6 hours or until tender. I get pretty meaty beef ribs though. The super tightly trimmed ones are probably not worth it, but, do take less time.

kevine
04-03-2011, 07:53 PM
Thanks for the info everyone. Not that I'm getting tired of pork, but I'm getting a little more confident with my offset.

Plus, ever since I left a rack of beef ribs on a gas grill and turned them into charcoal, I haven't tried beef ribs. Although, my kids still love telling the story of when they looked out the window, while we were eating the chicken, and saying, "Hey dad, what's all the smoke and flames for?"

BBQ Grail
04-03-2011, 08:00 PM
Thanks for the info everyone. Not that I'm getting tired of pork, but I'm getting a little more confident with my offset.

Plus, ever since I left a rack of beef ribs on a gas grill and turned them into charcoal, I haven't tried beef ribs. Although, my kids still love telling the story of when they looked out the window, while we were eating the chicken, and saying, "Hey dad, what's all the smoke and flames for?"

The stories...good and bad..are what makes BBQ/Grilling the fantastic experience it is...

Arlin_MacRae
04-03-2011, 10:52 PM
Well, I did something different with dino bones Saturday night that turned out pretty well: Because I was short on time I cooked three racks on a pellet pooper at 350 for an hour and a quarter, then foiled and added some really good coffee porter beer, then cooked at the same temp for another hour. Two and a quarter hours and they were pretty good. Must remember that one!

gtr
04-03-2011, 11:05 PM
I did my first beef ribs a few weeks ago and loved 'em. They were the chuck ribs. I rubbed 'em with sea salt & cracked black pepper, & since I was running late I figured I'd try the hot & fast thing. I cooked at 300 for around 5 hours, looked for probe tender, rested 'em & they were farking great. I will definitely do them again. Soon.

http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff72/bbq-brethren/gtr%20stuff/beefrib.jpg

Dallas Dan
04-04-2011, 12:43 AM
Plus, ever since I left a rack of beef ribs on a gas grill and turned them into charcoal, I haven't tried beef ribs. Although, my kids still love telling the story of when they looked out the window, while we were eating the chicken, and saying, "Hey dad, what's all the smoke and flames for?"

ROFLOL! That reminds me of the time years ago when my ex-FiL melted the handles (and more) off the Mr. Smoker we had just given him for Christmas.

landarc
04-04-2011, 12:54 AM
Thanks for the info everyone. Not that I'm getting tired of pork, but I'm getting a little more confident with my offset.

Plus, ever since I left a rack of beef ribs on a gas grill and turned them into charcoal, I haven't tried beef ribs. Although, my kids still love telling the story of when they looked out the window, while we were eating the chicken, and saying, "Hey dad, what's all the smoke and flames for?"
I have done similar, except it was that I was sitting at my desk working, looked out the window and thought...'smoke? where is that com...ah fark dambit!'

SmokinAussie
04-04-2011, 06:33 PM
I'm not sure you're looking for beef short ribs, but it probably does not matter really what kind of beef rib you use. I did some recently and they turned out great.. here's the link. (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=100623)

Cheers!

Bill