Smoked Cape Grim Beef Short Ribs - Smoked Bbq Co

Smoked Cape Grim Beef Short Ribs

Smoked Beef Short Ribs 

Cook Time - Average 7-8 hours




  • Preheat smoker to 250f/121c


Step 1.

  • Remove the membrane from the bottom side of the ribs, trim fat cap off or leave on (personal preference - We recommend trying both ways to see what you prefer).
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Step 2.

Apply your favourite rubs!


Beef shortribs

Step 3.

  • Place in smoker away from the direct heat source - We smoked these ribs on our Big Green Egg XL
  • Smoke for 3-4 hours to color & until bark is set (stall temps155-165f/68-73c) WRAP TO COLOR & BARK not to the stall!
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Step 4.

  • Wrap in peach paper or foil with butter & stock or Beef Tallow (optional) we used Broth of Life Organic Beef Tallow
  • You can also cook the ribs straight through without wrapping - so try this sometime!


Step 5.

  • Return to smoker and cook until 200f/92c internal temperature – Start checking for tenderness at this stage (once it probes like a hot knife through soft butter its DONE!) This can be anywhere from 200f/92c to 210f/110c – GET TO KNOW YOUR MEAT BY FEEL!! Cook to feel not temperature!


Step 6.

  • Remove from smoker once tender, unwrap slightly and allow to burp (remove steam) for 10-20mins or until internal temp drops to 80c/175f, rewrap lightly, fold in a towel and place into an esky for minimum 1 hour to rest (the longer the better)
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