Spare rib slabs .99 a pound

Discussion in 'Pork' started by 3montes, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Haven't been able to find large spare rib slabs other than Walmart so far and I am not buying the Wally slabs. They don't even look good in the package. Floating in solution. One of the stores I want to last night had advertised "Pork Back Ribs" at 3.99/lb. I assume these are baby backs. They were all trimmed up and cut into single serve pieces already.
    I called a local market today and they told me they were getting slabs of spares in tomorrow. 3 to 4lbs per slab at .99 per pound!! Untrimmed.
    So being new at this and have not shopped extensively for smoker meats is this a super deal? Should I stock up the freezer? How long will these stay in the freezer before you should use them up?
    Supposed to reach near 30 degrees here Sunday so I am thinking a slab of spares before the big game.
  2. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Buy em all!!! [​IMG]
  3. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What Bubba said...
    If you've got the freezer space then load 'em up...if you don't...I'll give you my address...

  4. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    What they as many as you can store.

    If they are the cryovac pacs, those will keep for a long, long time. Otherwise, food saver them.........will keep for just as long as cryo. If just regular grocery store quality wrap job, then wrap them in some extra plastice wrap and/or butcher paper and you should get a couple of months out of them.

    Last time I found them at that price, I got 77 lbs of them........because that was all they had. [​IMG]
  5. 3montes

    3montes Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    SWEET!! I will look them over tomorrow. No sense in over buying what I will eat and wind up throwing them out in a few months. But if they average 3 to 4 lbs per slab I think I will go for about 8 nice slabs..
    Thanks all!!
  6. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Thats a good price! You should jump all over that.
  7. goat

    goat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Try and pick out the smaller ones closer to the 3 lb range and also the ones with the smallest bones and buy all you can handle.
  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Uuuuum, will you deliver?[​IMG] Man, thats a steal. Go to the bank and get a loan man, buy a new freezer if you need too!
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    take out a loan if you have too............nice find
  10. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    Man, nice price. We have CS ribs for .99 this week so I'm grabbing a few of those.
  11. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    cs? one on me
  12. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    Country Style cut of ribs.
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    ahhhh........not ribs at all

    pork butt with a bone, pieces
  14. raypeel

    raypeel Meat Mopper

    10-4, not sure why they are called ribs, but they are pretty tasty. My wife likes them better than ribs so I fix her the country style and I get the rack of ribs.
  15. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    She is a smart woman!
  16. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Wow, that is a great price, don't stop buying till the frezer is full! Here in So. Cal. they're going for about $1.49 a pound. Not bad... but not great.
  17. WOW 99cents A pound ... GREAT price, I would buy 3-slabs cook one , & if you got a vacum sealer that is a great way to freze ,,,, freze the other 2... if you don`t have a vacum sealer wrap them in alot of saran wrap 1st then you can use frezer paper and write on frezer paper what the product is & date it so you can pull out later dates 1st !!! hope that helps...
  18. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    That's a steal there $1.99 per lb. here and baby backs are $3.99 and up.
    Wish I could find some for that price.

  19. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    picked up 23 lbs today at 99 a lb-trimmed to st. louis style-lotsa of pig candy-still room in the frezzer,Frys had chuck roast on sale so grabbed 20lbs. of that also-gonna be a grinding kinda day tomarrow-love my ground chuck.
  20. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    talked to BJ's about a case...80 bucks for the case and it has like 8 - three packs in it...or something close to that.... got all excited and went there after work.... all out of ribs.... something about a big game....

    ship me a pick up load of them would ya....

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