BBQ Short Ribs for Dummies...

Short rib plate and back ribs

Listen to whomever you want, but as a native Texan who regularly smokes beef ribs (and brisket, and pork shoulder, and pork ribs), I can tell you that method just plain sucks for smoked beef ribs. I lobe braised beef ribs, but smoked ribs are not teh same as braised ribs.