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Rib Question

Wondering, what's better....baby back or St. Louis style? What's the real difference?
Going to do a rib cock tomorrow and I always do baby back. Thinking St. Louis might be worth trying
Rochester Hills, MI
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 843
    I like the BBs because they have less fat. 
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • Love St Louis.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,065
    I like the taste better. When cut uniformly they cook even. I usually buy spares and trim myself. Try one of each.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,120
    This like the "Ford vs Chevy" conversation.  I would suggest you give both a go and decide for yourself.  Lots of info out there in the "ether" that can help guide you.  Just an opinion and we all know what those are worth...
    Louisville
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,625
    More meat on St Louis.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
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  • RLP443RLP443 Posts: 24
    I guess it will be a few racks of each. Thanks all.
    Rochester Hills, MI
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  • pasoeggpasoegg Posts: 241
    edited November 2013
    I like the St. Louis using the turbo method......plenty of info on site for turbo method....beware - they are addicting!!

    "it is never too early to drink, but it may be too early to be seen drinking"

    Winston-Salem, NC

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  • GrillmagicGrillmagic Posts: 887
    edited November 2013

    I have done Spares, St Louis and BB the last three weeks using the 3/2/1 method and my family voted big time for the Baby Backs. Me I thought they were all good but my wife thought the Spares and St Louis ribs were to fatty and since I like them all it looks like it's Baby Backs from now on.

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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 666
    Baby backs for me because as others have mentioned, way less fat.  I also think the BBs cook more evenly and are just as tender.

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  • TerrebanditTerrebandit Posts: 1,297
    I had a bad cook with baby backs several years ago. Not as moist as St. Louis style, so I've focused on the SL's. HOWEVER, today I ran into some baby backs for 1.97/lb, so I bought them and am giving them a try tomorrow.
    Dave - Austin, TX
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