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Baby backs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by raptor700, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had to try the loin ribs, I allways go with the spares but I had to try these! I marinated over nite with some rub and going on the smoke...[​IMG]
  2. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Almost ready for the Foil![​IMG]
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Looking good from my house!!!

     can't wait to see the finished Q view.
  4. meat magician

    meat magician Smoke Blower

    I prefer the loin ribs my self, I do enjoy cooking and eatin the spares as well, but prefer the back ribs. Yours look wonderful and are making this tired sumb#ch hungry!
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here it is, loin ribs are Sweeeeeeeet.... Very nice texture, I did a 3-2-1 with pecan![​IMG][​IMG]
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  6. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Personally, I like the Baby Back ribs a little better because of the meat to bone ratio.  BUT, where I buy my pork (BJs warehouse store), the BB Ribs are usually about $3.29 per pound and the spare ribs are usually only about $1.69.   At that price difference, I'll buy the cryovac of two racks of spare ribs!

    What I really wonder at is the fact that whole boneless pork loins are usually priced there at $2.39 or so.  That makes the price of the BB ribs seem even more out of line.

    Pork shoulders tend to be $1.39 to $1.69, also cryovac -- two hunks.  At Costco the shoulders cost a little bit more but are boneless. 
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I agree Dale, That's why I allways do spares! I can buy 2 racks for the price of one.I guess the BB name sells more, But a nice rack of spares cut (St Louis) style "in the right hands" are very good! As for the shoulder they are around .89 per # here!! Makes a person love those PP sammies!![​IMG]
  8. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice lookin ribs, thanks for sharing your great Q pics...

  9. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    What is "St. Louis style"?

    $0.89 per pound!  I am jealous.  I thought that I had a good deal at $1.39 at my BJs or Costco.  IF the regular grocery stores have pork shoulder, it is usually priced much higher than that.   Occasionally, they will have a sale that beats the BJ price, but not often.
  10. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I also like my spares. Now your ribs look great and I'll be traveling across Fla. on I-10 west so how about I stop in for some ribs for the road????? I'll need some nourishment by then. I'll be there about 7:00 ish that's am???
  11. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Any time my Friend, Just PM me when you are going to be in the area. We can share some great FL bbq! [​IMG]
  12. cliffcarter

    cliffcarter Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    A 4.5 lb rack of untrimmed spares at $1.69 is $7.60, a 2.25 lb rack of BBs at $3.29 is $7.40 with no trimming and a shorter cook time.

    Just FYI, the local Hannaford Supermarket is selling "All Natural" BB ribs for $8.49 a pound, a price that I am willing to bet is the highest price for BBs in the USA(makes that 2.25 lb rack $19.10). Every time I go in there I go to the rib section just to have a laugh[​IMG]
  13. mythmaster

    mythmaster Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great-looking BB's, raptor!!  I'm curious -- what kind of rub did you use?

    On BB pricing, I've paid up to $5/lb.  I guess they're just more in demand than spares.
    St. Louis style = spare ribs with the tips trimmed off.  They cook more evenly and are easier to eat.  Here's a video how-to:

  14. cassman

    cassman Fire Starter

    raptor nice to see someone from my area i'm here in Mary Esther. Those BB look great. Great photos, I know what I will be putting on the smoker this weekend. You have inspired me to smoke.[​IMG]
  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Really nice job Raptor!

  16. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Never thoughT I would say this to a guy BUT  "NICE RACK"  [​IMG]
  17. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     Thank's for Viewing everyone!
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2010
  18. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     It's a basic rub, black, red, white pepper with Kosher salt, Paprika, onion and garlic powder, and Turbinado!
     Ft Walton is not far, We will have to swop some recipes  [​IMG]
  19. old poi dog

    old poi dog Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice Raptor....I especially like the smoke rings you got on the ribs....Yummmm[​IMG]