Ok guys i have a question concerning fresh and frozen ribs. I plan on opening a bbq restaurant soon, and looking for meat purveyors. I live in "San Diego, Ca and was told by New Port meat, (which is own by Sysco) that most of the pork that comes into CA is frozen. I have done some research concerning this, and most of the pig farms here, are charging between $10-$15 a pound for fresh spare ribs. New Port carries two: Spare Ribs 2.5# - 3.49 , and Salmon Creek Farms Spare Ribs 1.5# Rack - 4.75 which comes frozen. So my questions, is there a huge difference smoking frozen and fresh spare ribs. Will this hurt my restaurant by selling frozen ribs.