What are the best spare ribs to buy for smoking. A champion barbecue master in Mobile AL once told me you have to buy the right kind of spare ribs to get the best quality. I know the brisket bone should be off and the skirt should be removed too. But there is something else he said to ask for when buying the best spare ribs for smoking and I can't remember it. Does anyone else have any idea what he might have been refering to???