Free Shipping on Cookers. SHOP NOW

Beef Ribs 101

Smoked beef ribs are now easy with the Barrel House Cooker. Follow these basic steps for the best results.

Print Recipe

Beef Ribs 101

Items Needed

  • Seasoning
  • Disposable drip pan
  • Cook Time: About 2.5 hours
  • Meat Internal Temp: 200°F


Beef ribs hooked

Hooked beef ribs ready to hang.

Beef ribs hanging

Beef ribs hanging in the cooker.

  1. Generously apply a seasoning of your choice.
  2. Insert hook 2-3 bones down from the top of the thicker end. Make sure the hook is all the way through and the point is facing up.
  3. Once the cooker is lit according to our instructions, hang the beef ribs on the H-Frame, making sure to leave some space between each rack of ribs.
  4. Close the lid.
  5. Cooking Temperature: When properly started, the temperature inside the barrel will be 275-315°F; however, the thermometer will typically read between 220-260°F. The lid thermometer shows a lower temperature than where the food is cooking because it is affected by the exhaust.
  6. Let the beef ribs cook for about 2.5 hours depending on size, thickness, and number of racks until the bones start to stick out at least an inch.
  7. Remove the ribs when they've reached about 200°F internally.
  8. Cut the ribs, serve and enjoy!