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BillN
06-04-2017, 08:43 PM
Was at Whole Foods in Tucson today and saw they had English cut beef short ribs on sale for $5.99 a pound. I asked if they cut them in-house and the answer was yes. I asked if the had the cryo-vac packs of two plates and the answer was yes. Next thing you know one of those 15+ pound packs found it's way into my basket. Will be putting them on the smoker Tuesday as the Granddaughters are coming for a month before they PCS (Permanent Change of Station) to Fort Drum. Will be trying Peppered Cow for the first time on one plate and my stand-by SPOG on the other. Will post some pron on Tuesday.

Smokiemon
06-04-2017, 08:51 PM
I am following :)

cowgirl
06-04-2017, 08:54 PM
Great score Bill, looking forward to your cook pics!

Notorious Q.U.E.
06-04-2017, 09:11 PM
Enjoy! One of my buddies was stationed at fort drum and it is COLD, just a tad different than Cochise County!!

BillN
06-05-2017, 04:36 PM
Fortunately I'm not going anywhere just the kids are moving from Bliss to Drum. They did two years at Carson but I'm afraid Drum will be a real eyeopener come winter.

Notorious Q.U.E.
06-05-2017, 05:17 PM
Ah yes, Fort Kit Carson! He's a Colorado legend who was one of the few Americans who could keep up with Comanches when Colorado was still a territory

BillN
06-06-2017, 12:50 PM
I love good surprises and I got another one today, turns out these are not chuck plates but rather 3 bone 123A Beef Plate Ribs. First time seeing them in my neck of the woods let alone at $5.99 a pound. And they are huge...
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Mustard slather with Peppered Cow on the right and SPOG on the left.

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Put them on the smoker at 10:30 AM hoping to pull them off for a good hour rest and serve between 6:30 and 7:00

Will be putting sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts on later. More pics to come as the cook progresses.

zethreal
06-06-2017, 12:54 PM
Fortunately I'm not going anywhere just the kids are moving from Bliss to Drum. They did two years at Carson but I'm afraid Drum will be a real eyeopener come winter.

I'm about an hour from Ft. Drum and if they haven't lived around snow very much, winter will be a HUGE eye opener. Not only that, Drum is on a plateau that doesn't have a ton of trees to act as wind breaks. It gets damned cold up there.

KevinJ
06-06-2017, 12:59 PM
http://i.imgur.com/h4UrotQ.gif

BillN
06-06-2017, 01:12 PM
I'm about an hour from Ft. Drum and if they haven't lived around snow very much, winter will be a HUGE eye opener. Not only that, Drum is on a plateau that doesn't have a ton of trees to act as wind breaks. It gets damned cold up there.

No doubt, additionally they are going to be putting my three granddaughters on a bus to a school that is over twenty miles away (hour+ ride) when there is a school less than ten minutes away. On the positive, the school is highly rated. They are going to need a snow shovel for sure. Fort Carson got plenty of snow but it melted off the roads pretty quick plus the snow was light/dry easy to shovel.

SmittyJonz
06-06-2017, 01:49 PM
:clap2:

BillN
06-06-2017, 02:06 PM
Getting hungry so put some bacon wrapped asparagus above the ribs for a little lunch snack.
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zethreal
06-06-2017, 02:18 PM
No doubt, additionally they are going to be putting my three granddaughters on a bus to a school that is over twenty miles away (hour+ ride) when there is a school less than ten minutes away. On the positive, the school is highly rated. They are going to need a snow shovel for sure. Fort Carson got plenty of snow but it melted off the roads pretty quick plus the snow was light/dry easy to shovel.

Up here, we get "heart attack snow". It's really heavy and there's a lot of it. 2-3 feet overnight happens at least once a year. So is snowing for 4-5 days straight.

Hopefully everyone, including you, adjusts to their move fairly easily. If they enjoy fishing, Lake Ontario & the St. Lawrence River are both great for it.

BillN
06-06-2017, 02:32 PM
Up here, we get "heart attack snow". It's really heavy and there's a lot of it. 2-3 feet overnight happens at least once a year. So is snowing for 4-5 days straight.

Hopefully everyone, including you, adjusts to their move fairly easily. If they enjoy fishing, Lake Ontario & the St. Lawrence River are both great for it.

The kids have always lived in the west, Rocky Mountains. Ft Bliss and White Sands Missile Range (I'm not counting Basic in Ft.Knox or San Antonio for AIT) is as far east as they have been. Hoping lots of snow and cold is not forgotten and will encourage them to settle back in the west after the military.

bbqwizard
06-06-2017, 02:40 PM
Getting hungry so put some bacon wrapped asparagus above the ribs for a little lunch snack.
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Yeah buddy! My kind of meal right there.:clap2:

KevinJ
06-06-2017, 02:52 PM
As an avid fan of Bacon wrapped Asparagus, I like where this is heading Bill. :clap:

Q_Done_Right
06-06-2017, 02:59 PM
I ended up getting those too at my local Whole Foods for $5.99/lb. this past weekend...but I got the ones already cut and the package said "beef chuck short ribs." I've previously bought an uncut three bone rack from them and they were also chuck. Never seen the plate ones there before. Bet yours turn out great though.

BillN
06-06-2017, 03:43 PM
Sorry no pics of the finished bacon wrapped asparagus, they were mighty tasty and basted the ribs for awhile.

BillN
06-06-2017, 04:10 PM
Three and a half hours in, pit running consistent at 260, been running mesquite since the start, time to switch over to pecan. Usually cook 275 plus, using a water pan today so temps staying down.
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Norm
06-06-2017, 05:53 PM
Nice!

Great score on the beef ribs Bill, I never can find them around me.

cowgirl
06-06-2017, 06:47 PM
Looking great!!

BillN
06-06-2017, 06:59 PM
Ribs were probe tender at 6 hours so off they came and now are resting in the cooler. These are the biggest beef ribs I have done nearly 5" thick.
Plate on left Peppered Cow, plate on right SPOG
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jsperk
06-06-2017, 08:30 PM
Those are some meaty ribs. Looking very good.
Can't wait to hear how you like peppered cow.

KevinJ
06-06-2017, 08:50 PM
Oh good Lawd:faint:

Norm
06-06-2017, 09:03 PM
Wow!

Doubt there was much cow left after taking them off!

BillN
06-06-2017, 09:16 PM
Last pic... Here we are plated, was everything I could do to eat this. Sliced the rest of the plate like brisket, sorry no pics the little ones were starving. Thanks for following along. The other plate is resting comfortably in the freezer.
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BillN
06-06-2017, 09:19 PM
Those are some meaty ribs. Looking very good.
Can't wait to hear how you like peppered cow.

The Peppered Cow plate went into the freezer, however I did sneak a taste and it was great, nothing like it is out of the shaker.

tom b
06-06-2017, 10:29 PM
Oh man Bill that is some nice work :thumb:

BBQ Freak
06-06-2017, 10:49 PM
nice ring and bark sir .:thumb:

bbeavers
06-06-2017, 10:53 PM
Nice work sir. I will be looking for the "brisket on a stick" at my meat market shortly.

cheez59
06-07-2017, 03:05 AM
Those ribs look to die for. :clap2:

I wish we could get those around here.

mattmountz94
06-07-2017, 05:08 AM
Wow they look amazing! Great job on the cook

BillN
06-07-2017, 10:37 AM
Will have to say these 123A plate ribs were better than any brisket I have eaten. I'm guessing it was a fluke that Whole Foods in Tucson had them rather than the four bone Chuck plates.

THoey1963
06-07-2017, 10:47 AM
Very nice bones!