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What do you think of these beef ribs??????

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  • dmcneil
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    • Jun 2018
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    • Leavenworth County, Kansas
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    What do you think of these beef ribs??????

    I am new to BBQ and yesterday I tried beef short ("Dino") ribs. Before I say anything about my experience and how I thought the ribs tasted....I'd like you to tell me what you can glean from the picture? Just so you know, the ribs pre-trimmed weighed about 4.75 lbs. I am asking because most of you have forgotten more than I know. I cooked on my Mak 1 Star. Click image for larger version

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  • barelfly
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    • Dec 2017
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    #2
    Good smoke ring, so hopefully have some smoke flavor. Great looking bark so good seasoning and they look like the fat rendered down good. So should have been spot on!

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    • RonB
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      • Apr 2016
      • 13515
      • Near Richmond VA
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      #3
      Good color with a nice smoke ring, but I'm not seeing much moisture. How long since they were sliced?

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      • Mr. Bones
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        #4
        From where I sit, those look like some juicy, well barked hunks of bovine rib nirvana; great colours, even gotta smoke ring in th process...

        Nice Job; lmk when yer lookin fer Field Testers!

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        • FireMan
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          • Jul 2015
          • 8204
          • Bottom of Winnebago

          #5
          I think what you have here is a shortage of wibs. There clearly is not enough. Other than that, they look simply marvelous & I would be happy to indulge myself in pictured cook.

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          • Attjack
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            #6
            I would eat that. Looks great.

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            • Huskee
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              #7
              I'd be mighty thrilled to see them on my plate, job well done I'd say. Hard to tell moisture from a pic, looks like they could've been a touch dry but looks can be deceiving I know this from experience.

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              • Scout789
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                #8
                What do I think? I'm thinking why the h**l didn't he call me for dinner? Those look absolutely out of this world.
                Beef ribs are the bomb!

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                • Sweaty Paul
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                  #9
                  Concur with above. I’d eat those without hesitation.

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                  • Troutman
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                    #10
                    I had the same initial thought about the moisture but if I blow up the picture they look juicy as all get out !!! Fat seemed to render out and you got a good bark. Looks like you and your MAK did a great job !!!

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                    • tRidiot
                      tRidiot commented
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                      Agreed! When you blow that pic up, they look super moist!
                  • BBQ_Steve-O
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                    • Jul 2014
                    • 175
                    • NorthWest WA State

                    #11
                    Appearance wise, I think they look perfect. Good bark, nice deep smoke ring and look like they might be very moist. No way to judge taste or texture without actually sinking my teeth into a plate full 'em (*hint*). From what I see - Nice job!!

                    Last edited by BBQ_Steve-O; August 5, 2018, 09:08 PM. Reason: Judging moisture from appearance is hard enough when the rib is sitting right in front of you, but judging from a picture is a total guess.

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                    • Mr. Bones
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                        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

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                        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

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                        Dinner: Guests: Washington Forge, Town and Country
                        Fancy / Formal: Family silverware

                      #12
                      BTW, I'm like 15~ mins away, if ya ever need a taste tester...
                      Jus sayin...

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                      • Steve R.
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                        #13
                        Looks good to me! Truth be told, beef short ribs are chuckies on a stick, and if you just cook them that way, it's hard to screw them up.

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                        • smokinfatties
                          Former Member
                          • Oct 2015
                          • 521
                          • Upland, CA

                          #14
                          Those look perfect to me! Beef shorties are overly fatty, so they're very hard to dry out. Actually, my first few attempts were probe tender but still needed more time for the fat to render. Yours look perfect- the line of fat running through the center looks perfectly rendered to me, and plenty of juicyness.

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                          • HouseHomey
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                            Great to see you again!

                          • smokinfatties
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                            Ha thanks Homey! been on the forums less, life has been getting in the way!!
                        • Idleratchet
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                          • Jul 2018
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                          • Allen Park MI
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                          #15
                          Those look great. I also smoked some short ribs this weekend. Click image for larger version

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                          • dmcneil
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                            Real nice!

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