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Spare ribs and sauce comparison

Luvs to shoot clayLuvs to shoot clay Posts: 771
edited 2:33AM in EggHead Forum
I cooked some spare ribs, 4.5 hours at 250 indirect with a place setter. Dry rubbed with Bad Byron's butt rub. The ribs turned out great, got me thinking that the extra money I have been spending on baby backs have been wasted, there's a lot more meat on these ribs. The meat was just right, just a little pull on the bone and the bones were clean and white. I had 4 different sauces, Blues Hog, Blues Hog Honey Mustard, Carnivore Robust, and Sticky Fingers Carolina Sweet. They were all good but I liked them in this order. Blues Hog, Sticky Fingers, Blues Hog Honey Mustard then the Carnivore Robust. Truth is I will just use the Honey mustard in the future to hole the rub on the ribs pre-cook. The Carnivore was a little too spicy for my taste. The last picture tells the story.






  • Woody69Woody69 Posts: 360
    Looks good.
    Hard to beat Blues Hog, IMO.
  • Rolling EggRolling Egg Posts: 1,995
    Thanks for the post. I have to agree with ya on the Blues Hog. One of the best yet for me.
  • JeffersonianJeffersonian Posts: 4,244
    All hail the victorious Blues Hog!! It's my favorite, too.
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Can't argue with Blues Hog. -RP
  • GrumpsGrumps Posts: 182
    There is no substitute for Blues Hog on ribs. I really like the Carnivore on pulled pork.
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    I see most like the Blues Hog and it is good but I find it quite sweet for my taste, I'll go with the Carnivore sauce. :woohoo:

  • Carnivore comes in 3 flavors.

    You might want to try the sweet version, which is more like the Blues Hog you preferred in your taste test, and not as spicy as the Robust version.
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Great looking ribs you done there. Looks like you collect BBQ sause like I collect peppers sause!LOL
  • The carnivore does have a kick to it and I agree a little much for my taste on ribs BUT on chicken wings it's THE BEST. Gotta give it a go on chicken, you'll love it with a side of ranch or blue cheese for dipping!
  • I will give it a try on chicken, thanks, been wanting some wings anyway. I will give the sweet version a try. I have another bottle of Robust and one of the Chipotle that I haven't tried. I guess I do collect the sauces, probably have about 10 different ones opened here at the house. Time to take left overs to the gun club. Gonna do pulled pork for the group tomorrow. They are spoiled on Baby Backs but I am a little burned out on ribs now.
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