Butchering Spare Ribs Question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by dinozoot, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. dinozoot

    dinozoot Newbie

    I bought spare ribs from Sams club instead of babybacks. After watching a youtube vid on butchering ribs, I cut off that flap on the back and then cut off the brisket from the main rack and then pulled off the membrane. My question is what is best thing to do with the brisket with the little bones in it? Do you just smoke it along with the ribs or are you better off chopping it up and using it for something else like maybe chili?
  2. eaglewing

    eaglewing Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    in beans, in chili...what ever...he smokes them for only 1.5 hrs or so and they finish cooking in the beans later then
  3. bigwayne

    bigwayne Smoke Blower

    I have never ever trimmed mine and I have been happy with them. That being said, I didn't much know any better or know what I was missing. I will trim up the next batch I do for comparison purposes.
  4. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The trimmings are good in beans, or Lone Steer BBQ sauce found on this site.

    Good luck!!
  5. williamzanzinger

    williamzanzinger Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

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