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Recommendation on sourcing baby back ribs

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  • Bkhuna
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    MikesBBQLounge Thank you, that looks terrific.

  • JoeSousa
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    I have cooked a few racks of SRF spares but never babybacks. The spare ribs were small but excellent. A rack of these is usually 1.5 lbs. A bit more tender than commodity pork and much more flavor. They are expensive but worth trying once or twice.

  • mountainsmoker
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    Living here in NC I can get some nice pork from my local butcher. I don't like baby backs no meat on them compared to spare ribs. If the butcher doesn't have any I will get Smithfield brand they are nice and meaty and tasty for a commodity brand.
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  • Troutman
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    HEB is carrying Berkshire all the time now. Yea it’s pricey but I’m not cooking for a crowd. Compart Duroc is also readily available here. For big cooks, yea use commodity, I would too.

  • Troutman
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    Ditto I’m doing that grass fed brisket I posted last week. First one for me. I think HEB sources them from either small locals OR from Australia of all places. Claims to be USDA Choice, will report the results.

  • MikesBBQLounge
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    https://www.marxfoods.com/Iberico-Ba...xoC_7oQAvD_BwE

  • texastweeter
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    I still use commodity pork for big cooks, but for small ones for the family it's Berkshire or Duroc. If I a frying chops it's commodity as well. Troutman on that note, I have a pretty good sized Chuck from one of our grass-fed Angus for this weekend. Will be chopped (pulled) beef.

  • Jon Liebers
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    I don't know if they are better than other Berkshire sources only know they delivered as promised and they tasted great. But get that membrane removed if possible cause it is a bitch to remove.

  • MikesBBQLounge
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    I've read that the ribs from SRF are very small but are good. But, many say that they are not notably better than other berkshire sources

  • Jon Liebers
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    I have seen a lot of competition teams use Compart Duroc pork. I may give this one a try myself as well. CompartDuroc.com

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  • Troutman
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    What you see above IS Berkshire pork, commodity is so yesterday to me.

  • Jon Liebers
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    I've had Kurobuta Pork(same as Berkshire just the Japenese name)which is fantastic from Snake River Farms. However, I warn the ribs are small even for babybacks and hard as all heck to get the membrane off. However , they do taste great!
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  • Bkhuna
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    @MikesBBQLounge Got a link for that?

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  • texastweeter
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    My local Fresh By Brookshires can order Berkshire pork. I'm a St.Lewis cut man myself.

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  • Steve R.
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    The full loin attached is a negative for me. But those do look really nice!

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