I'm new to this forum and also new to smoking meat (just got a smoker 3 days ago and have already put about 25 lbs of pork through it). But to my question...
I have searched here an google and can't find anything about what large pork back ribs might be. From what I've read baby back ribs tend to weigh 1-2.5 lbs and loin back ribs 2-3.5 lbs. My local grocer (Rouse's in south Louisiana) has a sale this week on "large back ribs" which they claim average 5-7 lbs per slab. From where on the pig are they getting such big ribs? Has anyone here used something similar and if so how were they? At $0.88/lb it is very tempting but smoking ribs is a fair amount of work and I don't want to waste my time if this will be an inferior cut that won't turn out well no matter what I do.
Thanks in advance for the help