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MEANGREEN65
North Texas Fan
Funkytown, TX
Member since Oct 2014
353 posts

Baby back or spare ribs?
When I pick up ribs to throw on the smoker I always get baby back. My wife picked them up yesterday and when I went to get them out this morning, they were spare ribs...

I find spare ribs to be more difficult to get the membrane off and have much more fat on them.

I much prefer baby backs. Am I alone in my disdain for spare ribs?


Btrtigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
14181 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
St. Louis cut spareribs for me.


Panny Crickets
LSU Fan
Fort Worth, TX
Member since Sep 2008
4332 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
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St. Louis cut spareribs for me.


All day.

To get the membrane off, use a sharp nice to separate the membrane from the bone on one end. Use a paper towel to grab the now cut membrane and pull in the opposite direction. Pretty easy.


KyrieElaison
LSU Fan
Tennessee
Member since Oct 2014
1898 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
Spare ribs have much more flavor. Higher fat content


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ELLSSUU
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Member since Jan 2005
4255 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
another one for St. Louis Cut


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LSUballs
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RayVegas LA
Member since Feb 2008
32118 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
Baby backs are easier. Spare ribs are better.


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OTIS2
LSU Fan
NoLA
Member since Jul 2008
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re: Baby back or spare ribs?
St Louis cut is where it’s at.


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mmmmmbeeer
Georgia Fan
Dallas, GA
Member since Nov 2014
3712 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
Your wife did you a favor.

Cut them St. Louis style. Here's a helpful tutorial

Trim the patches of fat off the top of the meat, but don't cut into the meat.



Rub, smoke, enjoy.


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MEANGREEN65
North Texas Fan
Funkytown, TX
Member since Oct 2014
353 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
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Your wife did you a favor.


After doing a little research last night, i think you’re right. I didn’t cut them because I’ve never dealt with spare ribs before that weren’t already cut properly.

Thanks for the feedback.


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SmokedBrisket2018
Member since Jun 2018
861 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
St Louis Style Spare

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Am I alone in my disdain for spare ribs?


Yes



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Pandy Fackler
Colorado State Fan
Member since Jun 2018
3738 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
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I much prefer baby backs. Am I alone in my disdain for spare ribs?


You're not. I prefer baby back also.


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sjmabry
LSU Fan
Texas
Member since Aug 2013
16309 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
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Am I alone in my disdain for spare ribs?
Yes


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LSUTIGERTAILG8ER
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Chance of Rain....NEVER!!
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Baby back or spare ribs?
3-2-1 BAW


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LuckySo-n-So
LSU Fan
Member since Jul 2005
19837 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
I also prefer baby backs.

I started with the St. Louis ribs, but after trying baby backs, I won’t go back. At least the ones at Costco seem to have more meat on them.

You like what you like.

And people sing songs about my ribs.

Sue me.



NOBOTIGER
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2019
148 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
I prefer baby backs as well...


Coater
LSU Fan
Madison, MS
Member since Jun 2005
30222 posts

re: Baby back or spare ribs?
i am historically a baby back fan but the last few times i've overcooked them

think i'll try St. Louis cut spare ribs next time


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