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    Which ribs do you use?

    Do you cook baby back or SLC ribs and why? Do you cook them differently other than SLC take longer?


    I prefer SLC's. More bang for the buck. Plus, most back ribs, are just that, back, not baby back. But I like a good rack of back ribs any day.


      I go for spare ribs and trim them up... *shrug*


        I'm all for both. Like smarkley when I do SLC I get spares and trim. I love rib tips.


          Beef short ribs >>> SLC. I haven't done baby backs in years.


            I like all ribs about the same, but the wife prefers SLCs so I usually get spares at Sam's (on $2 a pound in bulk) and cut em down.


              I do both but if I had to choose one I would go SLC


                SLC. Backs seem to go "fall off the bone" more easily, and I like a little more pull. That they are cheaper also helps.


                  SLC. We just like them better and they're a better value.


                    I cook both. I prefer Farmland (or Smithfield) brand non-injected or enhanced. I've done well with enhanced ribs, but I personally find them very salty. Wal-Mart sometimes carries an extra-meaty loin back rib which cooks up very, very nice.


                      If the price were the same I'd pick baby backs every time. They are predictable (for me) I know how to cook them, they don't dry out, they're thinner width-wise so I can fit more of them in a given area, etc etc etc. I've had mixed results with StLs but lately I pick them since they're much cheaper where I live, especially as full spares.


                        Thanks for all the feedback. So far I have only done Baby Backs (Tyson) which I can get inexpensive at the Commissary on base. But based on the comments, I will have to give SLC a try. Still trying to decide which rub we like best. So far the two main ones I use are Memphis Dust and John Henry Pecan Rub. I am going to try Huskee's and also one by Chris Lilly.


                          Originally posted by jlazar View Post
                          I am going to try Huskee's and also one by Chris Lilly.
                          Lemme know what you think! Even if you hate it, I value all feedback.


                            I like regular SR .a ND try and get them whenever I can. I get mine from Costco, Walmart, and Patak mostly


                              I love the SLC! Hormel's ribs from Albertson's are my current favorite.

                              I'm learning to spot what I want from the freezer. (e.g. Not the ones with too much topside meat on the bottom). Baby Backs are great too.



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