meat selections help/tips

Discussion in 'Pork' started by scottddove, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. I have read that meat selectoin is important when choosing ribs. I want to give some baby back ribs and maybe spare ribs a try this up coming weekend. So far I have done pulled pork and some chickens and have had good success. Any tips you smoking folks can give will be appriciated thanks in advance scott.
  2. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Baby backs are much smaller and leaner than spare ribs. Spare ribs have more meat on them. Baby backs seem to be the most popular.

    As far as picking them out, look for ribs with a nice color, and ribs that are not extremely fatty lookin. Spares will be faty lookin but you can trim them up 2 cents
  3. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

  4. gofish

    gofish Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Baby Backs are pricey ............. Because they are GOOOOOD. Catch 'em on sale and you'll feel better at the check-out/register. Just buy a rack of each & do your own taste test.
  5. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  6. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    buy the spares for the price,trim them if ya like(there's a you tube vid somewhere- just youtube search- st.louis trim)or baby back. just buy fresh- not frozen(aka-frosted pkg) so you can see the fat content & pull the membrane if you must- thats my .002 centsless worth. just remember - even the trimmin's will keep the dog faithful- you'll never have a stolen pit or a stray squirrel ... [​IMG]

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