View Full Version : Semi Live Cook - Beef Shorties

12-05-2015, 02:46 PM
The past couple of weeks, I've noticed my UDS out on the back patio looking more and more lonely as the days go by. I suspect that he's a little jealous that my insulated cabinet has been getting all the love recently. With my wife going out of town for the weekend, I decided it was time to make the UDS happy again.

I decided I wanted beef short ribs so I went to Sam's on Thursday during my lunch hour to pick out the winner. They didn't have any short ribs out so one of the guys in the meat department went to get some for me. After conversing with him, I realized it'd be quite a bit cheaper per pound to get the 2 racks in cryovac rather than just 1 rack, so I did that.

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As I was on my way back to work, I realized, "Oh FARK. How are these going to fit in my work fridge?!" :laugh: You see, in my moment of bbq weakness, I failed to remember my work fridge isn't exactly big. After taking all the shelves out, it fits, BARELY. Crisis averted.

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This morning I woke up, got the silver skin and extra fat trimmed off 1 rack and got as much hard fat cut off as I could. There's still more hard fat than I'd like, but oh well. I really like the marbling on this rack.

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The UDS got up to my target temp of 280, rubbed the rack down with Plowboy's Bovine Bold, and let them get smokey on KBB and Pecan Chunks. The 2nd rack from the cryovac went back into the freezer for later.

4 Hours in - time for the first peek. These things are farking huge. :laugh:

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12-05-2015, 04:47 PM
Nice short ribs. You're gonna need help eating those...

12-05-2015, 04:58 PM
Those are looking great. I have some in the fridge waiting on the weather tomorrow. Hopefully they will come out like yours.

12-05-2015, 05:00 PM
Probed like butter at about 206 degrees internal with a total cook time of around 6 hours. Time to let them rest for a bit. Dinner time and me gaining 5 pounds commences in roughly 1.5 hours. They smell and look heavenly.

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12-05-2015, 05:01 PM
Mmmm...looks great!

12-05-2015, 06:42 PM
I feel miserable, but those are some of the best beef ribs I've had. So moist and tender, I'm not sure the pictures do them justice. Needless to say, I have plenty of leftovers!. Thanks for looking.

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12-05-2015, 06:55 PM
Love me some bones. Go sleep it off now...

12-05-2015, 08:34 PM
Wow those ribs are MONEY!

12-05-2015, 09:24 PM
Nice looking ribs, they are starting to be the favorite thing for me to cook.

12-05-2015, 09:31 PM
Those look absolutely great. I can almost taste them. Thanks for sharing this cook with us.

12-05-2015, 09:50 PM
Those look great:clap2: I bought some of those at Albertsons today to stick on the Rec Tec tomorrow.

12-05-2015, 11:19 PM
nice looking beef shorties.

12-06-2015, 05:35 AM
Oh yeah those bones look shonuff eatable.

12-06-2015, 08:00 AM
I want some...

12-06-2015, 08:23 AM
Great..... Now I need to stop by the butcher after picking up a Christmas tree. So much for hamburger night!