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  • LA Pork Butt
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    • Dec 2014
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    #16
    I like both. The are different, but good. I don’t subscribe to either/or about ribs or cookers. My preference doesn’t mean it is isuperior.

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    • mountainsmoker
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      • Jun 2019
      • 1452
      • Bryson City, NC

      #17
      While I have had some good baby backs the fact that they are loin meat is a little off putting. I prefer the spare meat with the rich belly meat. There is also that nearly $1.50-$2.00 difference in price for smaller bones.

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      • JimLinebarger
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        #18
        My wife like SLR much better because of the amount of meat they have. I also prefer SLR. But with a name like Baby Got Back you would think there would be more meat on them.
        Last edited by JimLinebarger; July 18th, 2019, 06:01 PM.

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        • Greygoose
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          • May 2019
          • 303
          • South Shore,MA

          #19
          SLR’s fer me,BBR’s fer my better half
          I like the fattier , she likes the leaner,,,,,she makes an exception when it comes to me,,,TG !

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          • Dadof3Illinois
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            • Jul 2017
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            • Southeast Illinois

            #20
            I just prefer the taste of Spares/SLR’s much more.

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            • Ahumadora
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              • Oct 2015
              • 1598
              • Pilar Buenos Aires, Argentina

              #21
              I Prefer STL ribs buy have to trim off alot of the fat to be real good. Back ribs are a pain in the butt to cook, just need to take a sip of your beer and they have dried out in that time. It's ok if you are only doing 1 or 2 racks but usually I have a dozen or more racks going at once.

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              • FireMan
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                Loves me a dozen walks or more of Wibs! 🕶
            • AverageJoe
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              #22
              I like meat. I grab what is the cheaper of the two. In fact today baby backs were cheaper. So two racks in the fridge for tomorrow.

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              • Santamarina
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                • Aug 2018
                • 570
                • Wildomar, CA

                #23
                I’ve always been a baby back guy. It’s been years since I’ve done spares/StL...might be time to try them again!

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                • Rod
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                  #24
                  I'm a flip flopper. Sometimes when I flip it means I prefer BB. Other times when I flop it means STL. Maybe it's the other way around? I guess that ultimately means I dig both.

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                  • DWCowles
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                    • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                    #25
                    My wife likes babybacks better than spareribs but me personally likes them both.

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                      #26
                      I knock back baby backs because they are delicious.

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