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#5640137 - 03/07/15 05:56 PM Baby back vs spare ribs
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It seems that most rib joints are still using spare ribs, which is the same as Saint Louis ribs which have been trimmed. I don't use anything but baby back ribs anymore. Which do you prefer?
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#5640205 - 03/07/15 06:39 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Actually Spare Ribs still have the knuckle and the brisket still attached, They will run about 4.0 -4.5 pounds per slab. The St. Louis has the brisket and Knuckles cut off, They run 2.25-2.73 pounds per slab. A true baby back comes from young "Danish" hogs , a TRURE baby back rib, they run about 1.75 pounds per slab.

Cooked correctly, VERY SLOW, I prefer the spare rib, the knuckle softens (the white, boney, part) and it has a great texture.

Love me some pork food
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#5640285 - 03/07/15 07:35 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Spare ribs are better, loin ribs are easier.
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#5640288 - 03/07/15 07:39 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
It seems that most rib joints are still using spare ribs, which is the same as Saint Louis ribs which have been trimmed. I don't use anything but baby back ribs anymore. Which do you prefer?


That had been trimmed.

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#5640293 - 03/07/15 07:42 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: coolie]
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Originally Posted By: coolie
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
It seems that most rib joints are still using spare ribs, which is the same as Saint Louis ribs which have been trimmed. I don't use anything but baby back ribs anymore. Which do you prefer?


That had been trimmed.


Stick it.
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#5640295 - 03/07/15 07:45 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Originally Posted By: coolie
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
It seems that most rib joints are still using spare ribs, which is the same as Saint Louis ribs which have been trimmed. I don't use anything but baby back ribs anymore. Which do you prefer?


That had been trimmed.


Stick it.


It's ok if you do it. grin hypocrite.

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#5640302 - 03/07/15 07:47 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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I like St. Louis style. I'll bet you don't care, Bill.

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#5640320 - 03/07/15 07:59 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: coolie]
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What are we talking about? It is very hard to find small ribs today. Frankly, you make more on a big pig. You used to find a rib called a 2&1/2 down side. It was a very small pig, usually younger, with tiny ribs. You cannot find that cut any more. Just like true baby backs; the ones now are much larger.

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#5640321 - 03/07/15 07:59 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: coolie]
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Originally Posted By: coolie
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
Originally Posted By: coolie
Originally Posted By: bill oxner
It seems that most rib joints are still using spare ribs, which is the same as Saint Louis ribs which have been trimmed. I don't use anything but baby back ribs anymore. Which do you prefer?


That had been trimmed.


Stick it.


It's ok if you do it. grin hypocrite.


But this time you are wrong. It was a nonessential clause.
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#5640886 - 03/08/15 09:54 AM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Love both, usually depends what's on sale.

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#5640990 - 03/08/15 10:56 AM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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This ^^^ food

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#5641007 - 03/08/15 11:08 AM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: Cool Mo D]
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I cook and cater with nothing but st louis now...meatier and cost cant be beat..NOW at home I have a butcher that will custom cut baby backs for .25 cents a pound extra and not trim them out as much..If you can find a butcher that does his own pork its the way to go...

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#5641020 - 03/08/15 11:17 AM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Originally Posted By: bill oxner
It seems that most rib joints are still using spare ribs, which is the same as Saint Louis ribs which have been trimmed. I don't use anything but baby back ribs anymore. Which do you prefer?


Tuff one. I love them both.

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#5641488 - 03/08/15 04:57 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: bill oxner]
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Home cut for us...had a slab of wild pig ribs for lunch! Store bought getting too expensive and like wild pib better anyway. BIL deep fried one like a turkey last week....amazing! food
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#5641553 - 03/08/15 05:27 PM Re: Baby back vs spare ribs [Re: SnakeWrangler]
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Originally Posted By: SnakeWrangler

Home cut for us...had a slab of wild pig ribs for lunch! Store bought getting too expensive and like wild pib better anyway. BIL deep fried one like a turkey last week....amazing! food


Deep fried feral pork ribs are pretty darn good. up I like to fry them crispy and season them heavy like cracklins as soon as they come out. Between the kids & I, and a few huntin' buddies there wasn't a rib left last time.

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