what type of ribs do you smoke in contests

Discussion in 'Events' started by danoq, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. Hello All, I was wondering what type of ribs are cooked for contests? Baby back or pork spare ribs? Do they require one or the other? Thanks for the help. Dan
  2. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    Hi Dan . I've always cooked spares in contest mainly because most teams do spares .  I find them easy to prepare and cook . when judging I've seen both turned in , but mostly st. Louis style spares more popular .  how ever at home its baby backs !
  3. Thank you for your help. Bought some spares today to smoke up tomorrow.
  4. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Big thing is develop your knife skills and learn to do a perfect st louis cut from a full rack of spares.

     Judges look for even cuts and a proper cut will make them cook more evenly. 

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