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  • gijsveltman
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    • Dec 2016
    • 201
    • San Salvador, El Salvador

    Beef ribs recommendation

    Hello everyone! I need some tips for beef ribs. It's the second time I make them, and the first slab consisted of 4 bones and weighed about 4 pounds. I cut them in half and smoked them in 2-bone sections. The ones I bought yesterday are much larger, weighing about 6 pounds and are only 3 bones per slab (I have two slabs). Given the huge size of each rib, should I cook individual bones or the whole slab? If I do it individually, how would that affect my cooking times? Thanks!

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  • Jerod Broussard
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    • Jun 2014
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    Must.....resist....ordering.....from.....Pat....La Frieda.....

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    • DWCowles
      DWCowles commented
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      Their burger patties are damn good

    • Jerod Broussard
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      DWCowles I ain't finding out for a burger. But I bet they are the bomb.

    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      Pat's beef ribs are great I'm sure. But they are not "dino" bones. If I recall his larger ones are about 8".
      The last ones I got from my local BBQ place, cause I'm friends with him, were about 12" long.
  • ecowper
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      Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

    #3
    I cook plates of beef ribs like that as a plate. That size is going to run 7-8 hours at 250, in my experience. I basically cook the plate of ribs as if it is a brisket.

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    • Steve B
      Steve B commented
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      Exactly what ecowper said. Cook them as a plate.

    • Troutman
      Troutman commented
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      Agree 100% with the brisket analogy except I do cut them in 2 bone sections to 1) get a little quicker cook and 2) achieve a little more bark since I'm kind of a bark fanatic.
  • jgreen
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    #4
    Those look great! A single bone will give you more bark, but more chance of drying out. I think I would keep the slab together.

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    • Mr. Bones
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      #5
      Yeah, I'd haveta agree; I'd cook th' whole shebang together, vs. individually...

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          Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


          Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

        #6
        This is the outcome cooking the plate whole

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        • jgreen
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          #7
          Wow. You just made me hungry!

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          • ecowper
            ecowper commented
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            I may just have to run to the butcher shop and get a plate or two
        • HorseDoctor
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          • Sep 2014
          • 1147
          • Central Iowa

          #8
          Three bones are usually "plate" ribs, four bones more likely "chuck" ribs if processed at a big plant. I usually do chuck ribs because that's what my meat guy can get easiest. They are at least that big and I like to do them as a slab. Agree that singles give more bark but I get plenty of bark (for me) doing them intact and no worry about getting dry that way. Will take some time as ecowper stated, so allot plenty of it. Best thing ever to come off my smoker for sure!!! Enjoy!

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          • gijsveltman
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            • Dec 2016
            • 201
            • San Salvador, El Salvador

            #9
            Thanks everyone! I'll cook the whole plate and let you know how they turn out!

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            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              I think if you cook the whole plate, and treat it like you would a brisket, you won’t be disappointed. Looking forward to pictures and descriptions of the cook!
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            #10
            Both ways are great! Smoke then Slice, or Slice then Smoke.

            I love them both! If I had to pick, for me to eat, I would Slice Then Smoke. Why? More Bark!!! And Mrs. Brown is all that! My main man at PaulsRibShack, loves to Smoke then Slice, mainly because they look so impressive when you see that slice cross section! You do retain moisture and have a larger chunk when you Smoke the whole plate.

            My advise? Try it Both Ways!
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            • Spinaker
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              MAN!! Those are amazing pics Paul!

            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              Beautiful pictures Paul ... makes my pictures seem tame brother ... I personally prefer more moisture. ANd I find that when I cook the whole plate, I still get plenty of bark. I am mostly questing after that most succulent beef possible :-)
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              Thermometers:
              *********************************************
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              Maverick ET-732, (Black)
              Thermopops, (Red, Yellow, Green)
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              Pink Thermapen Mk4
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              ThermoWorks Open Box Smoke
              4 Pro Series cable extensions
              Smoke Gateway

              Accessories:
              *********************************************
              2 Slow 'N Sears, Slow 'N Sear XL, Grill 'N Griddle
              BBQ Vortex, 2 Hovergrills, Top Deck
              Warming shelf
              MyWeigh KD-8000Kitchen Scale
              Backyard Grill marinade injector
              Acoustic Guitars/Electric Guitars/Basses/1928 National Duolian/Harmonicas/Banjo Washboard, Spoons, kazoos, pocket comb with wax paper, egg shakers ;-)
              Bear Paws
              Meat Rakes
              BBQ Dragon/Chimley of Insanity, Dragon Wing Shelves (x2 ea.)



              Cookware:
              Probably a ton of cast iron, mostly very old...still cookin'
              G'Ma's Piqua skillet, :-)( They went out of business in 1934~)
              '60's Revere Ware (Mom's), + others found elsewhere
              60's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (Mom's) Daily driver
              50's CorningWare 10-cup percolator (G'Ma's), for a backup! ;-)
              Carpy Wally World stock pots, in approx 2 gal/3gal sizes, blue speckledty-porcelain enameled
              Tramontina 6.5 qt Dutch Oven

              Cutlery, etc.:
              Shi*-ton of kitchen/chef knives, most sharper than my straight-razors are. (Better steel!) Chicago Cutlery, Old Hickory, various, including some nice German stuff ;-)
              Dexter 12" slicing knife, 6" Sani-Safe boning knife
              Smith's Tri-Hone Natural Arkansas Knife Sharpening System
              Multiple steels, from all over the planet
              Crock sticks
              Diamond stones, various
              Lansky Sharpening System

              Tableware
              Daily driver:Washington Forge Mardi Gras, Navy / Cobalt Blue
              Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
              Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

            #11
            Agreed, brothers!
            Amazin' only kinda tickles it, I reckon.
            Smoke on, Paul!

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            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              Paul takes it to a whole different level!
          • gijsveltman
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            • Dec 2016
            • 201
            • San Salvador, El Salvador

            #12
            Ribs came out pretty nice! Cooked them whole on 2 Kettles, starting at 250f and then raised to 275f (was running a little behind!) for 8 hours until probe tender, then rested in a faux Cambro for 30 minutes before serving. Next time I'd double down on the rub, and add a little more smoke. People really enjoyed them. Thanks for the tips!

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            • HorseDoctor
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              • Central Iowa

              #13
              Those look great!!! Job well done! Congrats!

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              • gijsveltman
                gijsveltman commented
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                Thanks!
            • ecowper
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              • Maple Valley, WA
              • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
                Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

                Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
                Thermometer = Maverick ET732
                Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
                Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
                Thermapen Classic = Grey
                PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

                Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
                Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
                Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
                Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

                Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


                Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

              #14
              Awesome looking ribs!

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              • gijsveltman
                gijsveltman commented
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                They were pretty nice!
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              #15
              Man I got a plate in the freezer as we speak (memo to self: start the thaw for a weekend smoke, mouth stop watering)

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                Start thawing ASAP!

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            This is the first propane smoker with a thermostat, making this baby foolproof. Set ThermoTemp's dial from 175? to 350?F and the thermostat inside will adjust the burner just like an indoor kitchen oven. All you need to do is add wood to the tray above the burner to start smokin'.

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            Digital Thermometers Are Your Most Valuable Tool And Here's A Great Buy!

            maverick PT55 thermometer
            A good digital thermometer keeps you from serving dry overcooked food or dangerously undercooked food. They are much faster and much more accurate than dial thermometers. YOU NEED ONE!

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            Track Up To Six Temperatures At Once

            Grilla pellet smoker
            FireBoard Drive 2 is an updated version of a well-received product that sets the standard for performance and functionality in the wireless food thermometer/thermostatic controller class.

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            The Cool Kettle With The Hinged Hood We Always Wanted

            NK-22-Ck Grill
            Napoleon's NK22CK-C Charcoal Kettle Grill puts a few spins on the familiar kettle design. In fact, the hinged lid with a handle on the front, spins in a rotary motion 180 degrees. It's hard to beat a Weber kettle, but Napoleon holds its own and adds some unique features to make the NK22CK-C a viable alternative.

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            Finally, A Great Portable Pellet Smoker

            Green Mountain Davey Crockett Grill
            Green Mountain's portable Davy Crockett Pellet Smoker is one mean tailgating and picnic machine. But it's also gaining popularity with people who want to add a small, set it and forget it pellet smoker to their backyard arsenal. And with their WiFi capabilities you can control and monitor Davy Crocket from your smart phone or laptop.

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