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St. Louis Spares Today

post #1 of 12
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Howdy Folks,

Smoked up a couple racks of St. Louis spares today. I scored a case of 12 racks of these beauties from my chef friend. She ordered them from her wholesaler, and passed them on to me at cost. They came trimmed to St. Louis style at $2.45 a pound. Mrs. Meowey wondered what we were going to do with 30 pounds of ribs. We found freezer space for 10 racks, and I "had" to smoke the 2 racks that did not find a home in the freezer.

Ready for the smoker - rubbed and ready!

Thin Blue slice of Heaven!

Sharing the smoker with the "Wicked Beans".

Waiting for the knife!

Sharing my plate with the beans, cornbread, and cucumbers and onions!

The ribs were smoked 3-2-1. Today's new taste adventure was a new glaze. I reduced homemade chicken stock by about three quarters, added about 1/4 cup of Hickory Syrup, about 1/2 Tsp of black pepper, and about 1/2 TBL of butter and reduced this mix a little more. This was basted on the ribs during the last 1 hour in the smoker. Wow! I had used this glaze on grilled chicken 2 weeks ago and the folks all commented that they thought it would also make a good rib glaze. How right they were! Today's comments were "Do again!".

Mrs. Meowey has decided that the other racks of ribs are welcome to take up freezer space for a little while.

Hope you all had a great, smoky weekend!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #2 of 12
As always the food looks great. Glad you enjoyed it.
post #3 of 12
Insanely good lookin chow! I saw StL trimmed ribs at Albertson's grocery yesterday on sale, B1G1. Problem was they bumped the price to $6.99/lb. Some sale, NOT!!
post #4 of 12
Meowy - always posting great grub for us to drool over, as well as another recipe for me to write down!! The sliced cucumbers were a refreshing site to all the yummy gut-huggin' q!

Nice score on the ribs, good thing you've got the freezer space! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #5 of 12
wow once againPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #6 of 12
Looks great, nice and jucy.
post #7 of 12
Fine lookin vittles, fine indeed! Always is a good thing when momma likes the vittles too!
post #8 of 12
Very nice job, and like I said the other day, very good price. I looked at GFS the other day, they had spares all trimmed and frozen on 10 rack boxes for 3.59 a lb. They didn't look too bad, but I declined anyways. I hate to buy stuff I can't see.

Your q-view is first rate, and I love to see a chargriller or other SFB smoker workin out some great Q! If I had a chance at gettin some of them trimmed up spares for that price, I would deffinately have me a weekend ribfest in SW michigan!
post #9 of 12
The MASTER of the Q-view strikes again! Stock in the mix eh?

A little secret of my sauce is I use the gelatin from a butt smoke in it :{) BAsically "wet stock". But not enough sugar I guess... Sigh.
post #10 of 12
Nice results and good sounding glaze.

What was the accompanying stogie for the smoke?
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
JR Alternatives today - 3 of them! LOL

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #12 of 12
Very nice. I've heard they're a very acceptable alternative! I have a Rocky Patel Decade ready for next weekend! Two butts, beans, pork kabobs, brats, burgers and dogs. Can't wait!
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