Ribs w/too much meat???? Is it possible?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by tn_bbq, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    OK...here goes. Is it possible for a back rib to have too much loin meat?

    For real...this is a real question.

    I just smoked a nice rack of back ribs. I am quite proud of how they turned out. My only issue was I thought they might have had too much meat on them. Honest. These things had sooo much meat on them. I'm talking in the neighborhood of a solid inch.

    Is that too much?

    I'm not sure if I would ever submit a rib in competition with that much meat on the bone. Heck, I'm not sure I'd serve my brother-in-law a rib with that much meat.

    FWIW, they turned out great.

    Any thoughts?
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I haven't seen any with that much meat but if you'll just pass a couple over here, I'll see if it makes a difference![​IMG]
  3. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You can never have too much meat for me, anyway. Did you get them from a small butcher? Doesn't sound like a packer rib.
  4. ne.hunter

    ne.hunter Fire Starter

    I was wondering the same thing. Did some work for a buddie,he said he give me a packey of ribs for the help. These ribs are 4" thick and look like porkchops. His dadinlaw work for a food wholesaler,thats where he got them from
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No pics, no extra meat!!!
  6. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    I got em from Kroger. They were Smithfield brand back ribs. I picked them up a few weeks ago while they were on sale. I bought every single rack they had that day...the rest are sitting in my freezer.

    Not bragging, but notice how those ribs sliced clean. I didn't use an electrice knife either. I've cooked lots of ribs for competition. I'm quite proud of the texture and tenderness of these suckers.
  7. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    All I can say is WOW, what a find. unbelivable. After 1000 s of slabs I have never seen that before. What did a rack weigh? They are usually graded by weight.
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Bubba, that's what I like about you. Keep it simple and no grey area. No pics... just a dream? Oops, just saw the Q View, Now I'm a believer!
  9. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Me too!! [​IMG]
  10. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That's not a big rib. THIS is a big Rib [​IMG]
  11. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Yall don't wan't em? Send em over here, I take care that itty bitty problem fer ya! A rack a ribs like that is a rare thin ta be enjoyed with special friends an the best shine ya got!

    I ain't never seen a rib with to much meat on it!
  12. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    wow, wow, those are some ribs!!!!! look at that one on the plate , that looks so good. u got some squash goin on there along side of it??? looks like a buttercup. nice job!!!! if you ever find any more info about them ribs post or pm me. if there are anymore like that on the planet i would luv to try to get some. u arnt savin you old rib bones and sheeshkabobin a chunk a meat with em r u!!! lol
  13. txbrewer

    txbrewer Newbie

    Ribs with too much meat on them? What type of problems y'all must have [​IMG]
  14. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Erin that is a sweet potato I smoked. Excellent [​IMG]
    yeah, those ribs I was doing were bought from WD and are a beef section off the prime rib area. One of the butchers gives me a great deal from $1.99 to 2.99 a lb, while one of the others wants $4.00 + for them. I only buy them when he has his day off [​IMG]
  15. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thats a nice rib TN, and for only 26 cents a bone, I'll take 2.60 worth![​IMG]

    Its a prime example of why I prefer Baby backs over spares. We get BB's like that around here quite often, but they cost more per bone then yours did![​IMG]

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