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Butt Rubb'n BBQ
05-31-2012, 03:37 PM
Does anyone know what style ribs most of the teams are cooking?

05-31-2012, 04:32 PM
With GBA you'll see a pretty good mix of spares and loin backs. You can win with either. A lot of the judges are also MIM/MBN so there may be a little lean toward the loin backs from that perspective.

06-01-2012, 08:26 AM
The majority cook spares. Most of the teams who do loin or baby backs, are consistently in the top 10 however.

Lake Dogs
06-01-2012, 01:47 PM
^^^ +1 what they said. GBA defines the perfect tenderness of the rib like MBN/MIM does. Tendencies being what they are, it fits better consistently with a loin/baby back rib. The winning ribs that I've seen are pretty much the exact ribs in GBA that we'd see in MBN.

If I were cooking them (and I probably will this year in Tennille to finally get my GBA Master CBJ), I'd cook baby backs. Put them in the box 2 bones per slice. They should "pull cleanly from the bone with only a slight resistance". Think of how a judge must pull it from the bone. 1 bone per slice doesn't facilitate this well. 2 bones per slice is highly recommended.