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Got Some Full Pork Ribs - need a plan

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    Got Some Full Pork Ribs - need a plan

    It's been getting tough to find SLC ribs at both my local grocer and BJ's. I did find some nice full pork spare ribs today and grabbed 2 packages (4 ribs).

    I just finished reading the thread "Trimmed spare ribs into STL style ribs. Now what?"

    The question - I have always smoked SLC. How much difference in smoking a lightly trimmed full rib rack?

    I have no problem trimming to SLC, but wonder if it is necessary/desired?

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ID:	868789 I didn't and they came out great. Just took a little longer.
    Last edited by HawkerXP; June 24, 2020, 11:38 AM.


    • holehogg
      holehogg commented
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      Me two.

    When I first started down this smoking rabbit hole, I'd never heard of SLC before so I did all of my spares as full racks. While they do take longer, that's the only real difference aside from the fact that SLCs, trimmed correctly look prettier.


      I never trim my ribs. I want all that good meat! The only reason for trimming is to make them neater looking I think. I cook it all and its all good.


      • EdF
        EdF commented
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        I trim them sometimes, so I can get the flap meat out sooner for a mid-cook snack!

      • smokin fool
        smokin fool commented
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        I'm with EdF and mid-cook snackin

      • TripleB
        TripleB commented
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        I always trim down to STL. With the trimmed meat I either make pork broth for soups, stews or gumbo or I roast the trimmings with sauerkraut for an old fashion German meal. Ribs and Sauerkraut, with homemade mashed potatoes..... now I'm drooling.


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