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1st Crack at Beef Ribs

I don't have many cooks on the egg under my belt, so I still have a lot of "firsts" ahead of me. But, today was my first attempt at ribs (of any kind). Seasoned with kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder. Cooked raised indirect. Used hickory chunks for a little smoke. Total cook time was 3 hrs. My target dome temp was 300 but I had my problems getting a stable temperature. I thought I had it holding steady but at the 1 hr mark it had dropped to 250. Slowly raised it back 300 and it held pretty close to that the rest of the way. Added some sauce for the last 15 min or so. Thermapen readings ranged between 195 and 205. We were hungry so we pulled them, sliced them up ( no rest period) and ate. Served them with fried corn, potato salad, deviled egg and fruit. The ribs were meaty, moist and flavorful. However, I lost points on tenderness. Next time, I will allow more time to cook and add a little rest period. All in all, not a bad first attempt. I'm embarrassed to post these poor quality photos, but they're all I've got.


  • njlnjl Posts: 884
    Next time, give the method here a try.

    I've done it twice, using my own rubs, just following the cooking times/temps/foiling, and they come out pretty darn good.
  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,590
    Looks good to me man!!!

    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****? 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,737
    Yours looks good. IMO beef are so much better than pork. If you ever want to try a Turbo Beef just say the word and will send you one. Real nice ribs.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • hotwheelshotwheels Posts: 73
    I did a couple of Beef Ribs cooks this past week, and your's look terrific. Perhaps you're being modest.  :-)

    People say that Television is bad for you.  It's that bloody Fridge, that's killing me.

  • CoolBeesCoolBees Posts: 32
    Looks good to me!!
  • bmac55bmac55 Posts: 20
    Thanks for the kind words. I was happy with my first effort. But on the next attempt, I'll allow for more time on the egg and foil for a while.
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