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Offline 32incheye

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Beef Ribs!
« on: December 13, 2004, 10:34:15 pm »
Used my smoker for the first time on Saturday.  Put a nice rack of beef ribs in and let 'er rip.  I didn't realize my error until a couple of hours later.  I had plugged 12 mesquite pucks into it instead of the hickory as was planned.  Knowing how many of you feel that mesquite is the devil's wood, I was not too anxious for my ribs to finish.  After about 4.5 hours, a snowstorm hit and I was panicking, trying to get everything inside so things didn't get soaked.  I was suprised to find that the ribs had a beautiful dark crust on them and were finished cooking.  I was expecting them to take at least an hour longer.  Even with the mesquite, these ribs exceeded my expectations.  They were a little strong, but MUCH better than the same ribs with the same rub done on a BBQ.
  I am in the basement, smelling the smoker and am wondering when I'll smoke again, and what will be on the menu.
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Offline BigSmoker

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Re: Beef Ribs!
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2004, 11:42:31 pm »
32,
Welcome to the forum and glad your first smoke turned out good.  I would believe the cooking times can vary just like most other meats.  My thing is its done when its done.  The size, cut, smoker temp can all be factors.  I've found that rarely is one cook just like another.  Have fun and enjoy your smoker.

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Offline MallardWacker

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Re: Beef Ribs!
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2004, 02:51:44 pm »
32,

Good job young man.  Still trying to do my first BEEF ribs, glad they turned out.  If you can hang with Mesquite, let er-rip.  My opinions about that wood are just that, opinions and I am sure for some people it is great.

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Offline Thevenin

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Re: Beef Ribs!
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2004, 06:43:41 pm »
I did beef ribs this weekend.  And this may come as a shock to some of you, but cows are BIGGER than pigs.  I know, I know, blew me away too.  Especially when my butcher showed be a rack of Beef ribs.  All 6 ft of them.  I was wondering how I was gonna fit them in my car, when he kindly offered to cut them up into 3 rib chunks.  I'm glad I didn't order a couple of racks.

Followed the BRITU recipie, but substituted S&S wild willie's rub and oak/mesquite for the maple/hickory.  No complaints from the crowd, but I probably over did it with a whole Boston Butt too.  Had a LOT of leftovers, so people when home happy.

Thev.

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Re: Beef Ribs!
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2004, 02:01:34 am »
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Thev,

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