View Full Version : Beef Ribs?

04-12-2010, 11:52 AM
My wife bought some beef ribs for me to smoke this past weekend. I know next to nothing about beef ribs, but these were really cheap. They looked like pork spare ribs, just alot larger. I smoked them for 4 hours at 230ish and cut one rib off to try. It was a little tough, so I left them on for another hour. Much more tender, but some of it was dry.
My quesion is, how do you tell when they are done? Also, what are the different types of ribs?

04-12-2010, 12:03 PM
The link below is a good place to start; as it is out BEEF RIB contest, that
is currently in the voting stage.


04-12-2010, 12:10 PM
There are beef back ribs and beef short ribs. The beef short are often sections of ribs, roughly sqaure in shape. Beef back ribs or beef spares look like pork ribs. They key is to cook them long enough to get the fat rendered out. You can use a poke test to determine when they are tender but, it takes at least 6 hours for me at 250F to get them done.

04-12-2010, 12:35 PM
Oops.. didnt see that. Did a quick posting before heading to lunch. ;) Thanks!