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gtr
02-19-2013, 10:56 PM
It actually turned out to be a pretty dang good meal. Who knew? :noidea:

I was in Von's Pavilions, where I rarely if ever buy meat, just kinda scoping things out. In the "get rid of it" looking section they had some beef back ribs for around $2.42 per #, and less than that if you have one of those card thingees, which I do. They were previously frozen and one end was cut so it would all fit in the packaging, but the beef looked nice & red and the ribs looked nice & meaty, and after what I did to those ribs it would have been kinda rude of me to ignore them afterwards.

Anyway, after probing and prodding and determining they were sufficiently meaty and supple I brought them home and hit them with Big Mista's Bitchin Beef rub.

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I threw 'em in the UDS with some B&B Oak Lump (also available at Pavilions :whoo:) and a couple big ole chunks of hickory. I like to hit beef pretty hard with smoke.

I've been cooking without a heat deflector lately on the UDS and I gotta say I prefer to do it that way. I was into the more even temps with the deflector in, but I'm thinking the flavor is better without, and it's worth moving the meat around every once in a while to get that flavor. I did discover a couple weeks ago that I need to cook at a lower temp though or else the meat will get farked up. :tsk:

I've been cooking at a temp of, um, the hand in front of the exhaust feels pretty hot after 7 seconds - which doesn't seem all that hot, but I got a pork butt done in 5 or 6 hours the other day like that and the beef ribs were done in 3 yesterday, so go figure. It normally reads 250 on the pit therm, but it's been interesting to note that the therm can say different things and the heat coming out of the exhaust can feel about the same.

Anyway, sorry for all :blah:. I promised blurry pics of beef back ribs so here y'all go:

The small part right before wrapping and resting (I forgot to take a pic of the big part :tsk:) Oh - towards the end of the cook I basted a little with drippings from our Valentine's ribeyes.

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These were actually pretty dang good. We had guests and they and the family seemed to love 'em. I also brined a chix, adding Todd's Dirt into the brine and then rubbing with the TD before cooking. Do that! It's killer! :hungry: Oh, and take some pix of it 'cause I didn't. :tsk:

So there ya go. Cheap meat, good seasoning, and smoke. Might be on to something here. :idea: :biggrin1:

Thanks for looking!

cowgirl
02-19-2013, 10:59 PM
Dang it Greg! You're makin' me hungry. I want to lick the screen. lol Beef ribs are my favorite and yours look killer!! Dibs on any leftovers please. :grin:

tyotrain
02-19-2013, 11:01 PM
Man they look great. Nice job


Have fun and happy smoking
BBQ UP

colonel00
02-20-2013, 12:04 AM
Focus!!!

Titch
02-20-2013, 12:08 AM
Wish we had taste screen,they look very nice.
Never cooked that cut of beef ribs and could not find any beef Ribs at Costco the other day.
cheers.
Titch

Tonybel
02-20-2013, 12:14 AM
What can I say???? They look real good... Nicely done.

landarc
02-20-2013, 12:23 AM
Looks good, nice cooking and a good price

big brother smoke
02-20-2013, 01:09 AM
Looks lip smacking good!!

AustinKnight
02-20-2013, 01:24 AM
Those look juuuuuicy good looking color, nice cook brotha:thumb::thumb:

LoneStarMojo
02-20-2013, 02:34 AM
hmmm...I have never cooked beef ribs B4. Could be that I am now a step closer!

Phubar
02-20-2013, 03:20 AM
Looks good from this side of The Big Pond!

buccaneer
02-20-2013, 03:42 AM
Looks fantastic from here Greg!:thumb:

MisterChrister
02-20-2013, 05:49 AM
Now hungry in Wisconsin. Thanks Greg!

Oldbob
02-20-2013, 05:52 AM
Nice Meaty Ribs...Great Job !

Gore
02-20-2013, 06:43 AM
Those always seem to taste better when they're blurry. :hungry: