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Old 05-25-2008, 11:33 PM   #1
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What to do about ribs ?

Got handed $60 and told to smoke ribs for tomorrow. Going to have a family gathering for some Q.

I figure I could smoke all spares but some of the family complained about the ribs being fatty last time I smoked them.

I could do all baby backs but 9 racks may not feed all the folks.

I am considering doing 6 bb's and three St Louis cut spares. I have some concerns about timing but I think I can work it out.

Any ideas ?

There will be a couple of chickens in the mix also for the non rib folks.
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Old 05-25-2008, 11:53 PM   #2
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Wow, Cliff you're going to be a busy guy tomorrow. Try to get some pics for us. About the rib dilemma, I don't know, it's hard to go wrong when you go half bb and half spares. That way you get a good idea what they like. Have fun and happy Memorial Day.
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Gotta go half and half I think...maybe mix in a pork butt or 2 for variety...that way no one can complain about the ribs?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:23 AM   #4
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I'm with greg...1/2 and half and a butt or two for good measure...
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I'm with wittdog...1/2 and half and a butt or two for PPS's...
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:38 AM   #6
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If I put the spares on the bottom rack at 11:00, then put some bb's on the top rack, they will get done about the same time.

Anyone see an issue with adding uncooked ribs over the spares that will have been on for at least an hour ?
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Old 05-26-2008, 09:09 AM   #7
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If I put the spares on the bottom rack at 11:00, then put some bb's on the top rack, they will get done about the same time.

Anyone see an issue with adding uncooked ribs over the spares that will have been on for at least an hour ?
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:32 AM   #8
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What Larry said.
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Old 05-26-2008, 10:51 AM   #9
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funny you guys are talking about this....I never buy
spares anymore, not in years....but last Saturday
I was in Sams and decided to grab a pack, just to make
sure I prefer BB's. They're on right now.
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Old 05-26-2008, 11:36 AM   #10
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oh yeah, a spare rib is better than no rib at all.
I'd love to know what percentage of top 10 ribs in
a year's worth of comps are loin backs, but that
kind of info can't be found.
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