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stan5677
06-02-2018, 09:00 PM
Was thinking about smoking some short ribs on my Weber Kettle any ideas on length of time and charcoal method to use.

dadsr4
06-02-2018, 09:11 PM
I use this setup
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=1074&pictureid=11204
Fill the area behind the bricks with unlit charcoal, top with 8-10 lit coals and adjust the lower vent so the kettle settles at 250 degrees or so. Put the ribs on with the thickest end towards the coals, put the lid back on, and and check things after about 5 hours. When a toothpick slides in and out easily, they are done. If it doesn't, check again after one more beer.

Gary Tomato
06-02-2018, 09:38 PM
Depending on the size of your ribs, grab two four packs of beer, set your kettle to 275 and commence drinking one beer each hour.

When you’ve finished the first four pack check your ribs and temp and spritz the ribs.


Open another beer each hour and spritz until a toothpick probes into the ribs like butter.


The ribs should be ready when you finish the last beer.


You could start with two four packs and a single and use the single to spritz with.


Hope this helps!

tom b
06-02-2018, 09:45 PM
with Dads set up I run 300 plus a little, I don't have the same vents he has, I would expect about 5-6 hrs but the beer timer method could work too

Hoss
06-02-2018, 09:46 PM
Beef short ribs/ plate ribs can be pretty greasey.I like to cook them a little past "probe tender" to render more of the fat out.I usually go 6-7 hours at 250f,indirect.Just my preference.

Nuco59
06-03-2018, 06:13 AM
beef ribs do sound good right now.

Could be a problem, but your beers seem to be 1 hour. My beers tend to be more like 30 minutes. If I use (only) beers to time a long cook, I will be sloshed badly.

I may have a few beers- but will rely on a clock.

dadsr4
06-03-2018, 07:16 AM
beef ribs do sound good right now.

Could be a problem, but your beers seem to be 1 hour. My beers tend to be more like 30 minutes. If I use (only) beers to time a long cook, I will be sloshed badly.

I may have a few beers- but will rely on a clock.
The solution is easy. Pick beers that are better tasting, so you will want to appreciate them longer.:-D

For the first 4 hours or so, I'm not drinking beer. They start when I'm relaxing.

Monte Cristo
06-03-2018, 07:20 AM
I don’t know anyone who is drinking one beer an hour....I’d need a 12 pack at least for this method.

dadsr4
06-03-2018, 07:29 AM
I dont know anyone who is drinking one beer an hour....Id need a 12 pack at least for this method.
One of these, for example.
http://nepascene.com/wp-content/themes/patterns/timthumb.php?src=http%3A%2F%2Fnepascene.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2016%2F01%2FFounders-Backwoods-Bastard-review.jpg&q=90&w=650&zc=1

11.6% ABV
Or this
https://www.bellsbeer.com/sites/default/files/brands/2HD_WebPic_736X736.png

7.00% ABV

el luchador
06-03-2018, 07:36 AM
You could go direct over lump.

Raise the grate to the level of the kettle lip.

One chimney of lump Charcoal will last 6 hours+

JazzCat
06-03-2018, 07:37 AM
using the fuse or snake method of charcoal, you can center the ribs on the food grate and smoke them for hours without concern.
in my experience, placing two briquettes down and two atop those and smoke wood on top of it all will give you an approx. temp of 225 to 245F.
Place foil or pan beneath the ribs to catch drippings.