Behold the mystery meat!
So I had a frozen 2lb pack of what were labelled "St. Louis Style Ribs" in the freezer. To a BBQ fiend, St. Louis style ribs mean only one thing, a rack of pork spare ribs trimmed substantially into a much more palatable rack of ribs. I unthawed these and unfolded (yes, unfolded!) them into some very thin racks of "mini ribs". Rather confusing! Nonetheless I smoked them for 3 hours, followed with an hour in the oven in some liquid, covered with foil. When they came out, the meat had shrunk an enormous amount, as you can see above. After posting the items on a grilling forum, I was informed that what I most likely had was beef short ribs, trimmed Korean style.
Still, it was good. Shown with a cherry mead (the acid of the Montmorency cherries and the overall sweetness of the mead pair wonderfully with rich, fatty meats like ribs) and a bottle of LC's hot BBQ sauce. The beans are plain old canned beans with some BBQ sauce, smoked with the ribs and finished up in the oven. Strange stuff though...likely a labelling mishap with the meat packing company.