1st go at some spare's

Discussion in 'Pork' started by cubguy17, Apr 1, 2008.

  1. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Here is my 1st try they turned out great. I used Jeff's rub and Jeff's sauce. Smoked with Apple and pecan wood.

    These were half the price of BB's and if you ask me just as good.
  2. Looks good. I nothing like a good drool session first thing in the morning!
  3. master_dman

    master_dman Meat Mopper

    I'm not far away.. I could have helped ya eat them.!

    I'm sure you needed lots of help getting rid of them.
  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looks good.

    I haven't seen many spares with that much bend to the bone or meat as on some of them in the pics. I would have guessed BB all day.......shows what I know. LOL
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those look FANTASTIC!!! But there BB's..............
  6. wmarkw

    wmarkw Smoking Fanatic

    Looks good! Thanks for sharing!
  7. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya beat me to it. They look muy bueno, but too small for spares (even St Louie style).
  8. Looks great! .........Fukudome for MVP!
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on your first Q out of the door! Looks like there is going to be some smokin' good times this coming summer.
  10. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    good looking grub. Good thing I just had a couple PP sammies or I would have been licking the screen.
  11. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mighty fine vittles cub, mighty fine! [​IMG]
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    That looks great [​IMG]
  13. hockeyhead

    hockeyhead Fire Starter

    Lookin GOOD !!![​IMG]
  14. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very tasty lookin and at spare rib price, quite a deal!

    Spares..Not! april fools I bet!

    They do look very good, I aint joking![​IMG]
  15. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Had to go into the trash to make sure I wasn't crazy, here is the label.
  16. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sorry Cub, wasn't calling ya a liar, just mismarked, besides, youd never pay $2.58 for spares would ya?? lol [​IMG]
  17. cubguy17

    cubguy17 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    It's cool Bubba, I just wanted to make sure I read the label right, so what did I smoke??? Like I said this is my first go at it so I don't know. They had a sign next to these that said BB's 3.79 a pound. So what is the normal prices for spare's, and BB's?? What ever they are they were sure good!
  18. whats the price difference around for spares vs baby back ribs in the states.

    i've finally come across what looks like a very reasonably priced butcher.
    2kgs of spares for $12 aud (much more cheaper than our supermarkets, which are around $9 a kg i think)

    sorry off point, the price list im looking at with this butcher ive just found mentions American pork ribs and spare ribs. There is a big price difference with the american ribs at $12.90 per kilo. anyone kno the difference (american vs spare ribs)???


    ps - if anyone interested, heres the butcher price list im looking at
    http://www.moreemeat.com.au/ > Click prices on left, then use scrollbar on right
  19. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    interesting link thanks Chris. cub guy those ribs look great.
  20. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    In my neck O the woods spares go for 1.49-1.89 a lb depending on what time of year and store. Baby backs/loin backs go for 2.49-5.99 depending on the same variables.

    Spares are usually longer boned with less curve in them, and have more meat between the bone.BB's have the cresent curve and have more meat on the outside of the bone !

    The babybacks are high on the ribcage near the loins and tenderloins, thats why alot of folks,including me, prefere them over spares, for their tenderness.

    The spares are closer to the belly of the hog and the ribs spread out a little more there and are often connected to the brisket bone/sternum.

    Hope that helps![​IMG]

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