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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 3:21 am    Post subject: Beef ribs Ever tried them? Reply with quote

Now that I have found the motherload of BBQ knowledge I might get an answer to this question.

Had beef ribs in Whistler about 4-5 years ago. They were fantastic nice big ris load of meat and extra juicy.

I've tried lots of times since to get some from my butchers and ended up giving in. They gave me the bones no meat, the cut but no bones, Full joint but half cut bones. all a bit of a nightmare.


Just wondered if you guys had tried doing this and if so what did you ask your butcher for to get the right cut of meat.

thanks been chasing making these for a few years
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 3:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beef ribs are excellent if you can get them down. If you do not cook them right, they can be tough and stringy. My favorite is beef short ribs. I smoke them for about 7 hours at 250 degrees and wrap for an hour+ at the 5th hour. We did these at a BBQ competition in Clovis, CA a couple months ago and took 6th in the anything butt category out of 40 some odd teams who turned in some extravagant desserts so we were pretty happy.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 3:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you have a "real butcher" ask them for the same cut as the short ribs, but leave them long Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 3:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fred Flinstones, "LONG' Ribs, Dinosaur Bones.. etc. Yep... Tried'em once or twice.




They are short ribs, that have been rescued from the band saw. A nasty bit of sacrilegious activity and ritual that goes on behind the butcher counter, in the back room. Generally, you have to buy the whole cryopack. 4 racks = 12 bones. One Human Male shouldn't be eating too many more than one bone.

HOPEFULLY, they charge you about $1 less per pound in this form, than they do for cut-up short-ribs... to reflect the labor that did not go into simply handing you a cryopack of raw, un-touched and un-sawed-off bones.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 4:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I loves me those dino bones! And like most I had a whale of a time trying to find some good'uns - didn't find anything worth smoking for literally months of looking around. Finally one of my sons turned me on to his butcher and WHOA NELLIE!! Game ON!!! Very Happy









I cook them pretty much like pork ribs using the 3-2-1 method, more or less. They are lip-smacking tasty! And I'm about due for some more! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jeeeezzz. . . . you guys are killin' me!

Those beef ribs looks SO good!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

day_trippr, those look awesome!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I made some last week with some of Big Ron's rub. They were so good. I like beef more than pork anyways. I have a rack cooking right now.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 4:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

*DROOOOOOOLLLLLLL*


MMMM they look good

Yep thats what i was talking about.

Thanks guys I can now go after getting some.

Dino bones I like that Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have got them at both Sams Club, and Albertsons.

Never had luck late in the day at Sams. You literally have to save them from the bandsaw.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 11:45 am    Post subject: Beef short Ribs. Reply with quote

Most of the dino's in the supermarkets are long on bone and short on meat. My wife is allergic to pork, so I always cook beef short ribs for her. Cook them the same as BBR's; 2-2-1. Always come out killer.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 12:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boys those are some nice looking bones all around. They all look great! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you go to the butcher and say I want some un-cut short ribs?and which cut is a tri tip?I've heard of it but never seen them in the store.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 12:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
So you go to the butcher and say I want some un-cut short ribs?and which cut is a tri tip?I've heard of it but never seen them in the store.


Here is a link to a pic of where the tri-tip is located, look to the inside hind quarter.
http://op-for.com/tri-tip.gif
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
So you go to the butcher and say I want some un-cut short ribs?and which cut is a tri tip?I've heard of it but never seen them in the store.


This should help:

http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/meatcharts_photos/tritip.pdf
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dang it now you got me craving beef ribs... Hard to find them down here with meat on 'em... but when ya do Very Happy


Easier to find around here when rib eye steaks go on sale...

As for the tri-tips, I can get 'em at Costco here... good eats too!
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 05 09 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All the sudden racks of beef ribs have started to pop up in my local grocery. I'm tempted to try some. These are just the "regular" racks, not the short ribs/longribs/dino bones. In between the size of a rack of baby back and a rack of spares.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06 09 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some great pics guys but dang i'm hungry Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 07 09 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

daddywoofdawg wrote:
So you go to the butcher and say I want some un-cut short ribs?and which cut is a tri tip?I've heard of it but never seen them in the store.


You wont ever see them in the front display. Generally you have to buy the full croyopack. Which consists of 4 racks, 3 bones each rack. Some grocery stores do not cut meat anymore, it all comes in pre-packaged. In a place like that, you will be lucky if anyone can identify that cut of meat in a police line up.

I get them at Sams Club.. earlier in the day before they cut them up into sawed-off short ribs. I have also got them at Albertsons, miraculously late in the day when they were closing up the meat counter.

Its almost an esoteric secrete society kind of thing. Wink And I wish it were as easy as knowing the secret handshake... It would involve a lot less explaining to the meat counter people what an un-cut cryopacked short rib is.

KingofCool.. yeah they have the other beef ribs, Beef Back Ribs. Nowhere close to the same. Way less meat, it tastes different too. Maybe partly its the thinner cut gets penetrated more with rub, AND the extra bark. Sort of a juicy meat to bark ratio, with less meat. Its still good, its just a distinct difference between the two.
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With Christmas coming and people wanting standing rib roasts the availability for good beef ribs is going to dry up in my area. But not to worry, I'm going to be cooking a lot of them in January. I did last year. Safeway had them for 79 a lb. I suppose they'll do the same thing this year.
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