Triming spares

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokeywray, May 19, 2008.

  1. smokeywray

    smokeywray Fire Starter

    I noticed that most of you prepare your spareribs by triming off certain parts. I think this is called "St. Louis" and "Kansas City" style. I've never done this before, before I bought a smoker I would just cook the whole slab in the oven. Actually I've always done baby backs, but reading here I want to start doing spares.

    There is a sticky for triming a brisket in the beef section, but I couldn't find anything for triming spares... I have a fairly large rack of spares in the freezer and I'm planning on smoking this coming weekend. I'd like to cut off the tips and whatever else I need to but I'm not quite sure on how this is done.

    Can someone help me out by providing instructions, pics, link or whatever. I like the way these ribs are trimmed:
  2. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Here's one for you......

    Hope that's what you're looking for.....[​IMG]

  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thats the same link (earache's) I provide for trimming StL. Be sure to save the trimmings - makes a great snack while you're waiting for the ribs, or go great diced up in beans
  5. smokeywray

    smokeywray Fire Starter

    Just did a quick search and seen someone mention a video that Ritchie posted that shows how to prepare spares st. louis style. Does anyone have a link for this vid?


    dang, thanks for the quick replies... I should've refreshed before I made a second post.

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