St Louis Spares

Discussion in 'Pork' started by crewdawg52, Jan 17, 2008.

  1. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Haven't put anything on the forum pic wise lately (the mrs lost the camera and we had to get a new one. Still learning the ropes.) But I'll try with this one. YEA!!!! Pics of raw meat!

    Spares St Louis style (because I wanted too).


    Full rack of spares uncut.


    Top part (sternum & "knuckles"), skirt, and membrane removed. Also trimmed to look purddy. To trim, feel where the end of the ribbone is. Cartilage starts there. Make a cut along the length of the rack. Save and smoke for "tasties"


    Rubbed with Billy Bones Rub


    In the Kettle for the smoke!

    Updates to come.
     
  2. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Might be just me dude, but I can't see the top 3 pics.

    And speaking of St Louis spares.....looks like we may need a few spare cardinals.....what the heck! We lost Roland the other day and lost Ecky and Edwards today.....man...where's the love!
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    crewdawg, it sure sounds good![​IMG]
    For some reason, I'm getting a red X instead of the rib pictures....I bet they look good though.
    (probably my computer)
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The kettle came out good but the others are just little squares with red Xs. Nice looking kettle though!![​IMG]
    Keith
     
  5. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Like I said earlier, new camera and still learning the ropes. Had all pics on the descktop, but like everyone else, did'nt get the first 3 pics on the laptop. Tried it again, resized, etc. Got them all on the laptop. Hope they turn out.

    BTW.......ribs smokin along...
     
  6. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    There they are.....and looking good!
    Can't wait to see your finished photos crewdawg.[​IMG]
     
  7. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well, they looked good going in......and using Billy's rub sure ain't gonna ruin them.........it's all on you now. LOL

    When do we eat?
     
  8. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Dawg! I like how you trimmed those up! Never though to do that, is it what makes them St. Louis spares? The trimming I mean?
    And your photos came through just fine on my screen.
    Jimbo
     
  9. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice! I can see the meat, but not the kettle. Not too worried as I don't eat much kettle. [​IMG]

    Can't wait for the end product!
     
  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yeah, the trimming is the only thing that makes spares into St. Louis spares
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I can see the top 3 pics, but not the kettle shot. Might be my PC, looking forward to the Q View final!
     
  12. geek with fire

    geek with fire Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I know you asked Dawg, but I'll be his little intern (not the Monica type). Trimming the skirt and removing the rib tips down to the knuckles is what makes spare ribs STL style. I know most people cook the tips as well, but unless I'm chopping them up for beans, the dog usually gets them. Wastefull, I know, but the flavor just doesn't do it for me and the connective tissue never quite gets broken down enough for my desires. I'm the dog's best friend when cooking spares!
     
  13. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Top three.. no kettle...
     
  14. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thanks Geek! Nice to get the geographic point of view.
    Jimbo
     
  15. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    All looks great so far!
     
  16. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's the results. Turned out fantastic! Love that rub. Sorry it took so long to post. Got distracted last night.
     
  17. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Mmmm, crewdawg, those look awesome![​IMG]
     

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