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What is the difference between Baby Back Ribs and St. Louis style ribs?

Publics has the St. Louis Style on sale right now. Only experience is with the Baby Backs
Also, what is the procedure to remove the membrane?


  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 14,801
    About two inches.

    As for the membrane, there is a video link on here that demonstraits. Your best bet. 
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  • The_StacheThe_Stache Posts: 1,153
    St Louis ribs are "square cut" so the top cap is removed.

    Paper towel is your friend to remove the membrane...

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  • About two inches
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  • lkapigianlkapigian Posts: 7,637
    St Louis comes off the Sprare...think your breast bone around to your back back comes off the spine towards the front ....t....tje whole rib cage from,spine to sternum ...the baby's are cut off @ about 4 inches from the spine , the rest is spares ...trim off the front plate into St Louis the rest for ribletts 
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  • My only advice is that the membrane comes off so much easier if the ribs have been sitting out for 15-20 minutes rather than doing it right after you pull them out of the fridge.
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