Question about cutting/trimming ribs?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by smoknpi, Oct 5, 2015.

  1. I was wondering what is the best way to cut the ribs down before smoking them. When cutting them across the bone what would you use? Do you even have to cut them across the bone? I believe its St. Louis style that they are cut and trimmed up. Thanks for some insight. I'm planning on smoking some ribs this weekend and want to get everything lined out! Thanks again!
     
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Since I don't do competitions I don't trim my ribs. I do pull the membrane off though.
     
  3. Thanks dirtsailer. Yeah I will probably just put them on as is. I was just wondering if there is something I need to be on the look for like a special knife/saw or whatever is used for this. I look forward to smoking these ribs!
     
  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    If you're cutting spares to make St Louis ribs you're mainly trimming meat. So no special tools needed. There are some good YouTube videos out there on trimming.
     
  5. Ok, Ill check them out! 
     
  6. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is a good place to start if you really want to trim them up:

     
  7. Very nice! Thank you.
     

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