Quick ? on St. Louis Ribs

Discussion in 'Messages for All Guests and Members' started by dougbennett, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    Target has 'em cheap.

    So my question is: Do you cook 'em 3-2-1 or 2-2-1? They're actually trimmed spareribs, so I think it would be more like 3-2-1. But what's your experience?
  2. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    I did some yesterday and did 3-2-1 and they turned out great.
  3. jlhog

    jlhog Smoke Blower

    How cheap? I am going to Target tomorrow.
  4. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Spares usually run anywhere from 1.99 - 2.99/lb, maybe less, maybe a little more,depending where one lives in the ole USA.
  5. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    JL HoG:
    $2.29/lb at Super Target (only Super Target)
  6. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I do 3-2-1. Turnout great but you Have to Cook to temp,,,not just time.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's all St. Louis style ribs are. I'll eat them, but don't understand the reasoning for trimming them. It's all good meat. [​IMG]
  8. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The trim is to make them pretty and uniform. Which if you do it yourself you save about a dollar a lb
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    THE 3-2-1 is a general guideline. What dictates the numbers is how you like the end product. I recently tried 2-2-1 and they were great, not fall off the bone but still soft to the bite. The middle number can really make a difference seeing as how that is the zone for foiling. The longer the foil, the ribs will be more moist. It's all good, just different tastes.

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