Being new to smoking meat and only really having had either restaurant "fall off the bone" or crock pot ribs (also fall of the bone) previously, I'm not entirely sure what the "bite" of a spare rib should be like. I do the bend test on my ribs before I know they are ready so I think the "bite" is ok but I figured I try to give a description and see if the consensus would agree the bite is correct. If not what is the right description?
When you bite through one of my ribs it doesn't melt so much like fall off the bone. You definitely know you are biting into meat. However, it is normally a clean bite as in you can bite through the rib without having to use your hands to pull the meat away. A decent portion of the meat stays on the bone. You can scrape it with your teeth but you can really never get all the meat off the bone. I guess if you put the effort in you could but its not going to be done easily. Unlike fall off the bone, when the rib has been eaten there are spots of meat on a good portion of the bone.
So does that sound correct?
I guess I could go to the local bbq places, but after being able to do it on my own paying that much for ribs doesn't seem like a good deal.