Growing up in Georgia and always living in the deep south, pork ribs is all you'll find around these parts. In fact, I don't know if I've ever seen beef ribs at any true bbq joint before, or ever eaten any until recently. Thus, for many years I just assumed that pork ribs are better, and after I bought a BGE several years back, that is all I did as well. But starting recently I decided to give beef ribs a try, and, as much as it kills me to say this...I now much prefer beef ribs over pork ribs. I know I know.... saying such a thing is considered blasphemous around these parts, but I can't keep convincing myself otherwise any longer.
After my 3rd beef/pork ribs cook on the BGE, I finally decided that I would only do beef ribs from this point forward. And, to my complete and utter shock, 7 out of 8 people I had over for my cookout yesterday preferred the beef ribs over the pork ribs as well (and these 8 guys are all serious about their bbq...none of them were your typical casual bbq consumer). They all remarked that the beef ribs had better flavor, better bark, and simply looked and tasted better overall. Perhaps the additional 1-2 cooking time beef ribs requires has something to do it, but in terms of flavor alone beef ribs are far superior to pork ribs, in my opinion of course.
With that in mind, which of the two (or both) do your prefer and why? Are there any other southerners that prefer beef ribs like I now do? I hope you all had a great weekend and thanks in advance for your thoughts...