What are neck ribs?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bman62526, Feb 28, 2010.

  1. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    My uncle raises hogs and my father went in on one a couple months ago, had it processed and loaded up his freezer.

    I was visiting my folks in Eastern Iowa and he sent me home with some loins, shoulder roasts, hams, a BUNCH of fresh brats, and 3-4 packages of "neck ribs" What the hell are neck ribs and should I bother smoking them?!?

  2. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    far as i know, just a close relative of country style ribs, OR actually another name for CSRs.
  3. bman62526

    bman62526 Smoking Fanatic

    Well, I don't know - except there were other packages marked "Country Style Ribs" so it must mean something other than that - at least in the Midwest anyway.
  4. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    that must be the case - perhaps a regional name? i am just guessing then that they are a little higher up the shoulder (picnic is above the knee, butt is above the picnic and neck ribs must be above the butt?) but do not know for sure.
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I just did a search and all I could come up with was neck bones which are used in some sauces. Not meant for smoking I wouldn't believe.
  6. chefrob

    chefrob Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  7. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just aft of the neck is the shoulder and there's backbone and ribcage that comes off the butt portion. If you leave a little meat on them then these are 'neck ribs'; they're between the actual neck and the rib end of the loin; the bony portion under the label 'Pork Butt'. Alternatively, you can also make some out of the lower portion under the 'Pork Shoulder' label.

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