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Beef Rib curse continues

lentsboy007
lentsboy007 Posts: 416
Got a 1/3 beef last week . One of the options was beef ribs, and I excitingly asked  for them because I can’t find any processor or butcher around here that will cut beef ribs. Got like 6 packages with my 1/3.  Opened them up this morning , and they were cut into individual ribs....... So, is there any point to trying to smoke these ? If not , any ideas what to do with them ? Thanks in advance . 

1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

Belgium...........The Netherlands??

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  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,648
    edited June 2020
    They will smoke just fine , if not even better with more area, just run with the audible
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • Mattman3969
    Mattman3969 Posts: 10,457
    Rub em and smoke em.  Your in for a treat with the added benefit of more bark per bite.  Good luck 

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  • lentsboy007
    lentsboy007 Posts: 416
    lkapigian said:
    They will smoke just fine , if not even better with more area, just run with the audible
    I assume the cook time will be much less right ? 

    1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

    Belgium...........The Netherlands??

  • bucky925
    bucky925 Posts: 2,029
    The last couple I smoked took a little over 5 hours.   The full rack takes me around 6

    Be careful when following the masses. Sometimes the M is silent.

  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,759
    As others have said, they'll cook up well.  You'll have a little more bark.  I tend to spray them with a little apple juice every 30 minutes when I'm cooking singles as I think the moisture helps, but that's just superstition.  The cooking time is most based on the thickness of the meat - so having singles doesn't shorten the cook time that much.

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  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,648
    lkapigian said:
    They will smoke just fine , if not even better with more area, just run with the audible
    I assume the cook time will be much less right ? 
    Not necessarily 
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • casslong52
    casslong52 Posts: 10
    Same thing happened to me when we got a 1/2 cow. They cook up fine though. Like previously mentioned, took about 5 hrs

  • caliking
    caliking Posts: 18,620
    Are they individual ribs, or cut thinner? If cut thin, I'd consider sort of a reverse sear, or grill them, basting with a sweetish sauce at the end (bbq or kalbi - style). 



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  • lentsboy007
    lentsboy007 Posts: 416
    caliking said:
    Are they individual ribs, or cut thinner? If cut thin, I'd consider sort of a reverse sear, or grill them, basting with a sweetish sauce at the end (bbq or kalbi - style). 


    They are individual cut, and plenty thick. Seem pretty fatty , but we will see . Have been smoking about an hour . 

    1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

    Belgium...........The Netherlands??

  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,930
    Toothpick test for the win.  Beef ribs beat their pork cousins every time.   B)
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • lentsboy007
    lentsboy007 Posts: 416
    Well they turned out pretty good .  A little too much fat , but great flavor . Thanks again for advice all. 

    1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

    Belgium...........The Netherlands??

  • BigGreenKev
    BigGreenKev Posts: 253
    Those almost look like short ribs.  I like to start them with smoke and finish with a braise.  They are more fatty than regular ribs.
  • lentsboy007
    lentsboy007 Posts: 416
    Those almost look like short ribs.  I like to start them with smoke and finish with a braise.  They are more fatty than regular ribs.
    Yes they are short ribs.  Only thing I can get around here apparently . 

    1 Large Egg, Blackstone griddle

    Belgium...........The Netherlands??

  • pgprescott
    pgprescott Posts: 14,544
    beef short ribs are the bomb. Only beef ribs I would cook. I do however greatly prefer five bone slabs cooked whole and then sliced into individual bones. Outside of mock burnt ends (beef or pork) I almost always choose to cook proteins in larger portions. 
  • blind99
    blind99 Posts: 4,971
    edited June 2020
    Those almost look like short ribs.  I like to start them with smoke and finish with a braise.  They are more fatty than regular ribs.
    agree. for individual ribs cut long like that, you can cut them in half. take a knife and cut down to the bone, all the way around.  then cut the bone with a hacksaw, and rinse off the bone dust.  then you've got a nice portion size and easy to fit in a pot or pan to braise. 


    i wouldn't call it a curse though - great looking meat and a great looking outcome.  well done.
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