St. Louis style ribs?????

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by jwsailor, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. I have started seeing adds for St. Louis style ribs in my local grocer. What exactly are these and are the different from Baby back ribs??
  2. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Trim them yourself it's a lot cheaper. 
  4. All they are is trimmed spares.  Listen to SmokinAl and save the money, this coming from a St. Louisan!?!  I prefer to leave the flap of meat on there for extra meat.  They're not as pretty, but they're meatier...
  5. Thanks everyone, I went to buy some spareribs and the St. Louis style were on sale for about the same price, they were very good and meaty. Next time I may trim them my self. The link that Bearcarver provided was very helpful.

    Bearcarver have you ever been to Mississippi? I stayed at a campground near Hattiesburg, Mississippi and there were abour thirty carved bears around the park that some camper had carved, like the one in the attached picture.[​IMG]
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That guy's style looks familiar. Everybody has a distinct style. That one leans toward the cartoon bear, which is the biggest portion of carved bears. I always tried to make them look as real as I could, instead of cartoon. It takes a lot longer, but to me, it was worth the extra effort. They are ALL nice, no matter which style is used.

    Here are 2 of my last ones, before I had to quit (left click to get a closer look):



    Last edited: Apr 8, 2011

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