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luckyduk
08-24-2011, 08:35 PM
Opened up a 2 pack cryo of ribs tonight to trim for this weekend, this is what I found. One rack, each bone throughout the rack was broken and bloody, the other rack had two of the bones broken.
http://i448.photobucket.com/albums/qq206/luckyduk123/badribs001.jpg
This is why I trim at home......lesson learned again!!!!

SmokinGuitarPlayer
08-24-2011, 09:00 PM
We've been trimming at home and have had similar experiences and worse. It is also a great time and hassle saver having it all done before the comp.
FB/SGP

INmitch
08-24-2011, 09:41 PM
I always trim at home. Last year I trimmed at home. cooked 4 racks. getting ready for turnins our best rack (the pig had a broken rib) one bone took a 90 degree turn (never noticed at home) ???? Freaked us out!!!! Turned it in anyways.......1st place at Degaque..1 appearance point from a 180. Ya never Know ??!!!!

pat
08-25-2011, 07:29 AM
Did you get chicken trimmed yet? :tongue:

Fatback Joe
08-25-2011, 08:16 AM
I don't always manage to get everything trimmed at home, but as a minimum I try open the cryovac and make sure all is well.

Sucks to get to a contest and found out that you need to throw a brisket in the garbage. :mad:

Dan - 3eyzbbq
08-25-2011, 09:44 AM
I just went through 12 racks to find 4 good ones. I was b*tching about the same stuff!

Rich Parker
08-25-2011, 11:23 AM
I went through 6 last night to get 3 good ones. Some of the crap they sell just amazes me.

Jacked UP BBQ
08-25-2011, 01:16 PM
What do you guys trim on ribs? Dan what is your recipe again?

ique
08-25-2011, 01:26 PM
Dan what is your recipe again?

Yeah, I lost that recipe too

CBQ
08-25-2011, 01:44 PM
I always trim at home. Last year I trimmed at home. cooked 4 racks. getting ready for turnins our best rack (the pig had a broken rib) one bone took a 90 degree turn (never noticed at home) ???? Freaked us out!!!! Turned it in anyways.......1st place at Degaque..1 appearance point from a 180. Ya never Know ??!!!!

Exactly. Turn that freaky meat in! Our chicken for Mainely was the worst looking chicken we have made in 2 years. It was poorly plucked, had holes in the skin. We then proceeded to burn most of it black.

Took 1st with it. 172. :doh:

Dan - 3eyzbbq
08-25-2011, 04:15 PM
Yeah, I lost that recipe too

You guys :doh: Always misplacing things......

Cut off the backbone and the flap underneath. Get that membrane off the bottom, slather on your favorite mustard and apply 3Eyz rub liberally. Cook till tender. Thats it, no big secret :-P

watertowerbbq
08-25-2011, 06:31 PM
same thing happened to me with chicken this year. glad i was trimming at home.

Coz
08-25-2011, 08:28 PM
5 yep 5 briskets today to get 1 good one and a half assed one. ALL looked good in the cryo. 3 Walmart 2 meat market. 2 had cuts in the area where I like to take the slices from ,one had a very thin flat that looked much bigger in the cryo.

smokinQ2
08-25-2011, 08:52 PM
Maybe a dumb question. I didn't think you could trim before the contest? Sounds like I wrong?

GreenDrake
08-25-2011, 09:00 PM
Yep you can trim. Just can't season, brine or rub.

smokinQ2
08-25-2011, 09:08 PM
Well, another reason to be a member of of this site. Always learning something.

How is the fishing???

Crash
08-26-2011, 04:44 AM
Cut off the backbone and the flap underneath. Get that membrane off the bottom, slather on your favorite mustard and apply 3Eyz rub liberally. Cook till tender. Thats it, no big secret :-P

Sounds 100% spot on to me. Sharing WAY too many secrets though.