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Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-10-2012, 08:56 PM
Does anyone win with loin backs or mostly st louis?

porkingINpublic
09-10-2012, 09:04 PM
i think it depends on your region.... at my last KCBS we used Baby backs and did "ok". a couple other people we talked to did good using baby backs too. but thats right outside memphis in arkansas...

Ron_L
09-10-2012, 09:09 PM
We've won with both. I think if you turn in a perfectly cooked and seasoned rib you'll score well either way.

Butt Rubb'n BBQ
09-10-2012, 09:11 PM
I use loin back in the GBA but I'm doing a KCBS this month so just wondered. Most every thing i see everyone is cutting down spares to st louis. Thanks.

Bourbon Barrel BBQ
09-10-2012, 09:25 PM
We've won with both. I think if you turn in a perfectly cooked and seasoned rib you'll score well either way.

I think you can win with either but you will be more consistent with St. Louis spares. I think its much like turning in a box with no garnish or something other than a thigh. You can certainly win but you may not be as consistent.

Alexa RnQ
09-10-2012, 09:58 PM
We've used both, and won with both.

Contracted Cookers
09-10-2012, 10:22 PM
with a big field where there may be some time before judges actually get to taste them i think spares keep juicer

Pack-A-Smokes
09-11-2012, 07:12 AM
We have used both and done well with both also. I like the spares because they are more consistent and the curvature of the bone in back ribs makes it more difficult to box.

pat
09-11-2012, 07:28 AM
Never won with either :becky:

Uncle Buds BBQ
09-11-2012, 07:35 AM
I use loin back in the GBA but I'm doing a KCBS this month so just wondered. Most every thing i see everyone is cutting down spares to st louis. Thanks.
Which contest you doing?

timzcardz
09-11-2012, 08:00 AM
I only do loin backs, and we do well with them, including a couple of wins.

I think it comes down to what you can do the best though.

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smokeisgood
09-11-2012, 10:05 AM
Not to hijack, but quick question. Is it acceptable in KCBS to buy spare ribs that are already trimmed to St Louis, as long as they are not pre seasoned and still wrapped?

Fatback Joe
09-11-2012, 10:10 AM
Not to hijack, but quick question. Is it acceptable in KCBS to buy spare ribs that are already trimmed to St Louis, as long as they are not pre seasoned and still wrapped?

Yes, you can buy pretrimmed.

Mexi "Q" Tioner
09-11-2012, 12:34 PM
Not to hijack, but quick question. Is it acceptable in KCBS to buy spare ribs that are already trimmed to St Louis, as long as they are not pre seasoned and still wrapped?
A friend of mine is a butcher at a local market (Lunardi's) and I asked him to trim my spare ribs down to a st louis cut and remove the membrane for me before my comp. :thumb:

smokeisgood
09-11-2012, 01:11 PM
Then do they have to be cryo wrapped, or just in butcher paper?

Fatback Joe
09-11-2012, 01:35 PM
Butcher paper, plastic wrap, food saver, etc......doesn't matter.

Just cold and nothing done to them other than trimming.

ClayHill
09-11-2012, 07:42 PM
I've done well with both...I prefer to eat loin backs tho as I learned to cook them first