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Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:15 pm
by TwoGuysBBQ
The problem I'm having is finding Ribs with straight bones. On every rack I find the bones are at an angle and is very hard to get a nice looking turn in box. :angryfire:

Ric G.

Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 5:51 pm
by k.a.m.
TwoGuysBBQ wrote:The problem I'm having is finding Ribs with straight bones. On every rack I find the bones are at an angle and is very hard to get a nice looking turn in box. :angryfire:

Ric G.

I gave up on that long ago. I use a poultry pin to mark the lower end of the bone if they are too crooked and slice away.

Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:12 pm
by TwoGuysBBQ
Well Sir I will take that advice after looking at your turn in box and your GC in H town. Congrats by the way :salut:

Gracias

Ric G.

Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:53 am
by k.a.m.
TwoGuysBBQ wrote:Well Sir I will take that advice after looking at your turn in box and your GC in H town. Congrats by the way :salut:

Gracias

Ric G.

Thank you Ric. :D

Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:58 am
by RWBTEX
TwoGuysBBQ wrote:The problem I'm having is finding Ribs with straight bones. On every rack I find the bones are at an angle and is very hard to get a nice looking turn in box. :angryfire:

Ric G.


Another nice trick is to flip them over bone side up before you do your finish on the meat, you can see the bones and angle your knife straight between, they look perfect straight rib in the box after you flip them back push together tight then glaze.

Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 11:39 pm
by BladeRunner
k.a.m. wrote:
BladeRunner wrote:I'm almost more curious (at the moment) about what these ribs look like when you get them from the store.
:pig: :pig:
I don't seem to be getting the same kind,because the bones and overall meat I'm buying just look smaller after the cook than the pictures y'all have shared.

Where are you buying your ribs and what brand are they?
You could also buy full spares and trim them down to St. Louis cuts yourself.


I've tried a few different brands of spare ribs. I tried the natural, and then the 'normal' (?) - but again... None of them come out as big as the ones I'm seeing here.
Should I be getting 'loin back ribs'?

Re: Competition Ribs Roundtable...

Posted: Thu Aug 11, 2016 6:02 am
by k.a.m.
BladeRunner wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:
BladeRunner wrote:I'm almost more curious (at the moment) about what these ribs look like when you get them from the store.
:pig: :pig:
I don't seem to be getting the same kind,because the bones and overall meat I'm buying just look smaller after the cook than the pictures y'all have shared.

Where are you buying your ribs and what brand are they?
You could also buy full spares and trim them down to St. Louis cuts yourself.


I've tried a few different brands of spare ribs. I tried the natural, and then the 'normal' (?) - but again... None of them come out as big as the ones I'm seeing here.
Should I be getting 'loin back ribs'?

I prefer to buy St. Louis spares in the 3.5 to 4.0 range. When I can get them I use farmlands from HEB. A lot of times I buy full spares and cut them down myself.