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CTBA Ribs box

Postby TXLNGHRN » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:03 am

Can some one post a pick of their CTBA rib turn in box?
How do you cut them???
We are doing a CTBA comp next month and I want to do some practice runs on cutting them. I did Liberty Hill a few years ago and was totally not prepared for the 23 pieces. I ruined 3 racks of ribs trying to cut through the bones with a meat clever and a hammer.
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby 4Mfarms » Mon Aug 25, 2014 5:06 pm

I cut my rib bones with a ratcheting pvc pipe cutter. They cost $15-25 at any hardware, lowes, home depot. It is easy and doesn't mess up the finished look.

Something like this.
https://www.google.com/search?q=pvc+pipe+cutter&safe=off&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=VLH7U72RLpLnsASMhoKYAg&ved=0CAgQ_AUoAw&biw=1024&bih=506#imgdii=_
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby cowboydon » Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:13 pm

These are not my ribs, I met a forum member at the Taylor Rodeo Cookoff and I took this photo of his rib box, he used a ratcheting PVC cutter to cut up the ribs.

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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby Scott P » Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:32 pm

I can see that PVC cutter working well.
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby TXLNGHRN » Wed Aug 27, 2014 2:49 pm

Thanks for the help.
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby JMoney7269 » Fri Sep 05, 2014 9:49 pm

We fit 18 St. Louis spares in a box at a CTBA several times
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby BigDave » Wed Sep 10, 2014 9:56 am

We used a cable cutter which is similar to pvc cutter. Makes nice neat cuts and goes thru them rib bones like butta! Easy.
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby JMoney7269 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:12 am

BigDave wrote:We used a cable cutter which is similar to pvc cutter. Makes nice neat cuts and goes thru them rib bones like butta! Easy.

That is a awesome idea honestly. Thanks
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby Tommy_V » Mon Apr 13, 2015 9:25 pm

Do you cut them after they are done or before the cook?

Also, how does CTBA require chicken to be turned in?
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby Boots » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:53 pm

Cut them after cook but before glaze (covers up the little imperfections). The cutters work well, but I shed tears having to cut them up when we did Taylor, just doesn't seem right.
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Re: CTBA Ribs box

Postby Tommy_V » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:24 pm

Okay, thanks. I understand, I think I'll feel the same way!

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