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babrisket
02-09-2015, 02:22 PM
This was my first attempt at beef Ribs. After reading about Cowgirl and Silverfingers success, I had to try it with bacon grease. I had checked around town and finally found some uncut short ribs at Sams. I had to ask the butcher to check the back, and he finally found some. They are expensive, but curiosity was too strong. I vacuumed sealed and froze the other half to use later.
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Rubbed them down with bacon grease from the day before, then coated with Head Country rub and course black pepper.
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Got the Backwoods Gater up to 275 and they cooked for 6.5 hours using lump and hickory, no wrapping. I used the meat probe to know when to start checking for doneness. They got up to 180ish in just under 3 hours and stayed there until last hour. Started probing them around 190 and the probe slid in like warm butter at 200 degrees.

2.5 hours in.
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4 hours in.
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6.5 hours done. Let them rest in a cooler for 1.5 hours.
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These were probably the best thing I have smoked so far. My favorite is sliced brisket point, and this was better than that. The ribs started out at 7 pounds, and I'd say there was only 3 pounds of usable meat after it was cooked. Given the price of these things, they will have to be for special occasions, but well worth it. I cooked some baby backs as backup, they are now vacuumed sealed in the freezer. Many thanks to those who posted about their beef rib experience, sure helped me out a lot on this cook.

Enrico Brandizzi
02-09-2015, 02:27 PM
You definitively nailed it! Those bones are awesome. Complimenti.

Metron
02-09-2015, 02:39 PM
Short ribs run neck and neck with pork spares as my favorite barbecue item. Short ribs are my favorite cut of beef period.

It looks as though you did an outstanding job with yours! Certainly made me hungry.

tdwalker
02-09-2015, 02:57 PM
Wow! Nice job. Those beef ribs definitely look they need to be in my belly.

Holy crap on the price. I think it will be forced vegetarianism for me soon.

Big George's BBQ
02-09-2015, 03:14 PM
Very Nice Now I want some

Dr. Trout Bum
02-09-2015, 03:46 PM
Those look amazing...the price tag :shock:

garyk1398
02-09-2015, 03:46 PM
That's it! Now I'm officially hungry!

ShencoSmoke
02-09-2015, 03:52 PM
dang that is $$$$. At the end of the day all that matters is that you nailed it and it tasted great, nice cook!

bigpernz
02-09-2015, 04:15 PM
wow those look awesome!

Parm
02-09-2015, 04:22 PM
Top job there, looks very tasy

FC BBQ
02-09-2015, 05:02 PM
Those are good looking ribs.

bbqwilly
02-09-2015, 05:03 PM
Excellent looking bones.

Great job

64Driver
02-09-2015, 05:08 PM
Fantastic job!

Every time I ask the workers at the Sams by my house, I get the "deer in the headlights" look. However, if they did come back with some and that price tag was on it, I'd be the one giving the look!

THoey1963
02-09-2015, 05:34 PM
Nailed It!

http://i1378.photobucket.com/albums/ah114/THoey1963/Nailed%20It_zpspcnvcg5t.jpg

babrisket
02-09-2015, 11:01 PM
Fantastic job!

Every time I ask the workers at the Sams by my house, I get the "deer in the headlights" look. However, if they did come back with some and that price tag was on it, I'd be the one giving the look!

I felt the same way. I had talked to the same guy on 2 separate trips and he didn't know what I wanted. Somehow it clicked this trip. Breaking it up into two cooks made it easier to swallow, but still crazy expensive.

buccaneer
02-09-2015, 11:23 PM
You did a fantastic job on those ribs!! :clap2:

If it is any consolation, they are more expensive around here, it hurts!

peeps
02-09-2015, 11:25 PM
Very nicely done!!!

voidecho
02-09-2015, 11:33 PM
Those look great. Really want to smoke some meaty beef ribs. I've got the itch.

RAYSOR
02-09-2015, 11:38 PM
Looks great!!

duffmahoney
02-10-2015, 01:05 AM
NICE!!!

Think i've found my next experiment! looks great!

smokainmuskoka
02-10-2015, 07:21 AM
Mighty morsels of meat! Nice job.

silverfinger
02-10-2015, 08:29 AM
Ha,
Those bones look great!
The price is crazy. Once you cook them you end up paying about the same price per pound you would for a rib-eye at SAMs. I find that brisket is the same. It all averages out to 10.00 a pound once cooked.

What is in the rub you used?

babrisket
02-10-2015, 10:17 AM
Ha,
Those bones look great!
The price is crazy. Once you cook them you end up paying about the same price per pound you would for a rib-eye at SAMs. I find that brisket is the same. It all averages out to 10.00 a pound once cooked.

What is in the rub you used?

I used Head Country rub. Its a rub made in Northern Oklahoma, all the grocery stores here carry it. Its my go to for brisket and ribs. Their BBQ sauce is my favorite.

DcMak
02-10-2015, 01:33 PM
OK my co-workers think im crazy but i just licked my screen.... very nice :clap:

gtr
02-10-2015, 01:45 PM
Very nicely done! Short ribs are my favorite cut of beef - yours look fantastic!

DaveAlvarado
02-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Looks fantastic. Dang beef has gotten high though. I paid $75 in the fall for a rack about that weight.

Joe Black
02-10-2015, 02:27 PM
Those look great.... If I can get a loan from the bank I may try some. Meanwhile, I'll just look at yours and drool on my computer.