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I've Become a BBQ Junkie

Share your war stories, your successes, and how Steven's books have changed your cooking from charburgers to grilling magic.
Post Mon Sep 06, 2004 3:20 pm
fquan raw

Posts: 2
Location: Orem, UT
I received BBQ USA and How to Grill back in December. Read through each book many times and when summer finally arrived here (Utah) I purchased a Char -Broil grill and tried out the smoked pork ribs and beef brisket. I had never done either , before, but the instructions in the book were so easy to follow that both became family hits immediately. Each though the Char-Broil is only a few months only, I'm now saving my pennies, nickles and dimes for a Char-Griller Super Pro so I can have a dedicated smoker.

Here's the ironic thing. I can make my beef ribs come out as tender as my pork ribs. If anyone wants to take a stab at my problem, let me know and I'll tell you what I've been doing.

By the way, Steven, for whatever reason, your show isn't carried in Utah, anymore. Guess I need to make a stink about it.

Post Tue Sep 07, 2004 9:03 am
Bob-BQN User avatar
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Posts: 13157
Location: Texas
fquan Welcome to the board!

I can make my beef ribs come out as tender as my pork ribs

Did you mean CAN or CAN'T, because CAN doesn't seem like a problem. :wink:

Hope to see you around. :D

Post Tue Sep 07, 2004 12:35 pm
fquan raw

Posts: 2
Location: Orem, UT
Oops...I meant I can't get my beef ribs as tender as my pork ribs. As a matter of fact, they end up tough and chewy. I've taken the beef ribs and smoked them for a couple of hours and they're just no good. It's frustrating because I enjoy beef ribs as much as pork.

Post Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:52 pm
kiltedcook well done
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Posts: 305
Location: Fort Wayne, Indiana
I personally have never had beef ribs that were quite as tender as pork ribs. I would like to hear form others, but it may be the nature of the beast (cow).

Char-Griller Super Pro w/SFB

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Post Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:07 am
BBQRanger medium

Posts: 112
Location: Fort Irwin, CA
I have a friend who makes some pretty mean beef ribs. I think he pre-cooks them though.

Cheater. :D
"Gettin' paid to grill, two weeks out of every month!"

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CG Super Pro w/SFB

Post Tue Nov 01, 2005 1:39 pm
Freelander medium

Posts: 103
Location: Glen Rock, PA (by way of Freeland, MD)
my experience has always been the same...whether my own or ordered out...beef ribs generally aren't as tender as pork...just the nature of the beasts. a well-fattened beef steer is still much more muscular than a nice fat hog.
(yeah, farm boy here) :wink:
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-Mark Twain

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