BB, or Spare?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by gethenet, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. IM wanting to know what you guys prefer...and why

    IM a baby back guy myself...because I have never beenable to do spares to where there not to fatty for me
  2. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I the same way-I prefer bb
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Buy the spares, trim mercilessly and save for sausage. End up with "BB's" plus the bonus of sausage fixins' and less money.
  4. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You guys aren't cooking them long enough...More meat on spares!![​IMG]
  5. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yes i do agree more meat& ya prolly not trimming enough and cook-this last batch kinda turned my off on ribs-to rich for us.maybe I think of the babies I did before that turned out great.
  6. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    I vote for BB. Course just ate some and they were great so I might be biased. Course I'm not going to turn down spares if they are offered.[​IMG]
  7. dbryson

    dbryson Fire Starter

    I like the St. Louis Style spares over BB, myself. More meat and they are cheaper.
  8. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I prefer the spares for the same reasons the others have said.

    Since I've been using the 3-2-1 method for them a lot of the fat seems to cook out of them leaving them almost as lean as the baby backs.
  9. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I prefer bb's too. But they are $3.99lb here and spares are $1.99lb. More meat on spares. And like Rich said, trim them down to bb's and put the trimmings in Dutchs beans or chili.
  10. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Did you run into those "enhanced" ribs??? Those things are nasty, no proper way to cook those!! [​IMG]
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    should be a poll conducted on this topic

    SPARES........more meat and costs less............just trim em up like St. has a show how-to video

  12. lc in va

    lc in va Meat Mopper

    I want my babyback babyback babyback ribs
  13. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    yes I did trim to st. louis style-pig candy and pork saved for gumbo -were on sale at store I always shop at by the #-they were pretty fatty& rich in taste-didn't come in a box or salution(sp).
  14. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes the spares have more meat. Yes the spares are cheaper. Yes i prefer BB ribs anyway :)
  15. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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