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Pork Ribs But what kind

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I did search the forum but could not find an explanation of which Pork Rib I am looking for.  You know how some ribs are smaller and its just the rib and meat, and then some ribs are the rib the meat and this extra part at the end that is sort of grissley.  Im looking for the ones without that?  Any one know what that is called?  Baby Back? St Louis? Spare?  Thank you

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  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,456
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    You want St. Louis which are spare ribs with the tips trimmed off
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  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,951
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    This might be helpful.

    https://www.smokedbbqsource.com/baby-back-vs-spare-ribs/#:~:text=Baby backs come from the,Go for baby backs.

    You probably want either baby backs (or back ribs) or St. Louis cut ribs - but not spares.

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  • SmokeyLosAngeles
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    Thanks everyone.  I bought Baby back ribs as they looked like the least work in trimming.  And they looked really good.
  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 33,043
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    Just pull the membrane before cooking.
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  • Botch
    Botch Posts: 15,738
    edited July 2022
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    lousubcap said:
    Just pull the membrane before cooking.
    A couple things I figured out over the years about pulling the membrane:
    - Room-temp ribs, the membrane pulls off much easier; pull them out of the frig an hour ahead of time
    - Don't try to slide a butter knife in between the membrane, and the meat in between the bones; instead, keep the knife directly over a central bone
    - Once the separation is started, don't try to continue to slide the knife forward, against the bone.  Instead, push the handle downward, prying the membrane upward, away from the bone; slide forward, and repeat.  
    - I try to start in the middle of the membrane, so I can just wrap my fingers around the fully-loosened center section, and pull the rest off from both ends.  This doesn't work most of the time, so have a paper towel close by to grip the remainder (a dedicated pair of pliers doesn't work).  
    - About one out of a dozen racks of ribs are Born Evil.  You won't be able to pull the membrane, it'll continue to tear, or come off in postage-stamp sized pieces.  I don't fight the Born Evil ribs anymore, just cook 'em with the membrane on, it's not the end of the world.  
     
    EDIT:  And, thanks to the video that @Langner91 posted above, I learned one more thing!   :)   
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  • SmokeyLosAngeles
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    Botch said:

    - About one out of a dozen racks of ribs are Born Evil.  You won't be able to pull the membrane, it'll continue to tear, or come off in postage-stamp sized pieces.  I don't fight the Born Evil ribs anymore, just cook 'em with the membrane on, it's not the end of the world.  

    Thank you for this info.  I saw on a video some people score the membrane.  perhaps that would be good in this situation.  
  • SmokeyLosAngeles
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    The ribs pork ribs are in the top left (no salt) and the bottom left with salt.  The bottom right is a tritip I made incase the ribs did not come out and the top right was two small beef ribs my wife bought becuase she thought I would like them.  ALL OF IT WAS GREAT 
  • Foghorn
    Foghorn Posts: 9,951
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    That's all kinds of wins there.  Great cook and post.

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  • Scguy1869
    Scguy1869 Posts: 9
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    Try turbo sometime! 350 - no wrap , 1 hour 40 min
  • SmokeyLosAngeles
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    Scguy1869 said:
    Try turbo sometime! 350 - no wrap , 1 hour 40 min
    Those look great.  Does the meat fall off the bone like the low and slow?
  • westernbbq
    westernbbq Posts: 2,490
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    Baby backs all the way....and instead of 321 at 250 try 4 2 1 at 220.

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  • RyanStl
    RyanStl Posts: 1,050
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    Spares are cheaper than baby back. Just do what ColtsFan said in second post. The cut off parts also smoke real nice
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 33,041
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    i get the smallest packs of st louis i can find, like them alot better than babybacks. theres still a strip. papertowel to remove the membrane, after a few racks you pick up the technique, quickestway for me
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  • MN-Egger
    MN-Egger Posts: 133
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    Wanna see all ribs cut from carcass and trimmed by expert butcher?  See the Bearded Butchers video:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nChuBZHquf8 
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  • 4TheGrillOfIt
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    I much prefer baby backs, but Memphis is a baby back town…
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