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How big is the XL?

drbbqdrbbq Posts: 1,152
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
<p />Here's a big slab of spares looking very lonesome. (and cooking indirect)
Ray Lampe


  • Ray,[p]Which is it, a slab of ribs or a rack of ribs? Or does it matter if it is baby backs or spares?[p]Anyone?[p]Also Ray, is your book out yet? If so where can I get a copy of it? Are you gonna be doing a world wide book signing tour?[p]Thanks,

  • South O,[p]I believe that if, indeed, there is any difference, it would be that a slab is an untrimmed rack. Como no?[p]Pete

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,320
    Sespe Pete,
    How about this one....sorta like what you be sain. A slab is the whole side of ribs untrimmed, and this is purty well accepted I think. A rack is a bit more vague, but seems to refer to some portion of a slab.[p]Gimme a rack of slabs please.
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  • Crab legCrab leg Posts: 291
    Nature Boy,
    Hey Chris, nice rack!!(had to beat Backer to that one)

  • Crab leg,[p]A person could get into trouble. "Hey....Nice Slab!"[p]Pete

  • BBQfan1BBQfan1 Posts: 562
    South O,
    A 'slab' is the whole rib cut. With the side/spare rib portion it is at least 11 bones included, in a back rib it is at least 8, but upwards of 13 ribs.
    A rack, you are getting into that nebulous territory... anything bigger than 3 consecutive rib bones is considered a 'rack'. So when restaurants advertise 'a full rack of ribs' for 6.99, chances are you are just going to get 3-4 bones worth. That always threw me at first until I learned that the definition of 'rack' is so subjective... No such thing as full-rack, half-rack etc. Stick to 'slab' and you know you are gettin' the whole enchalada!

  • Sespe Pete,
    seems to me i've been slapped more often for saying "hey, nice rack" . . guess its all about perspective. ..heee

  • mad max beyond eggdome,[p]"When I look at you time stands still"[p]"Your face could stop a clock"[p]They both mean the same thing, geeze I can't figure women out.[p]Mike
  • Crab legCrab leg Posts: 291
    Car Wash Mike,
    Very funny and very true.

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