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Juicy
08-25-2009, 08:59 PM
I was wondering what cut of ribs do teams use in competition?

Bbq Bubba
08-25-2009, 09:03 PM
Being your in the Great Lakes area, i would advise beef ribs. :biggrin:

MilitantSquatter
08-25-2009, 09:03 PM
you'll find a fair mix of both babybacks and spareribs..

some regions may have a slightly high % of one vs. the other.

cook what you cook best..

trekmstr
08-25-2009, 09:07 PM
you'll find a fair mix of both babybacks and spareribs..

some regions may have a slightly high % of one vs. the other.

cook what you cook best..

i use baby backs. i like them better becaus ethey have more meat on them and are easier to eat. so i perefer them for comps also. i also judge and i have seen more babys backs than i have the spares.

Ron_L
08-25-2009, 09:09 PM
You're competing at Princeton, WI right? Then I would recommend Bubba's advice :-D

As Vinny mentioned, you find a mix of both.

trekmstr
08-25-2009, 09:53 PM
You're competing at Princeton, WI right? Then I would recommend Bubba's advice :-D

As Vinny mentioned, you find a mix of both.

umm.... maybee i missed something but bubbas advice was to use beef ribs and k.c.b.s. rules specificaly state pork ribs. here is the link to check
http://www.kcbs.us/pdf/KCBS_Rules_and_Regulations_2009.pdf

and yes i will be in princeton. hopefully the weather hold out, it was suposed to be clear now they are forcastinf 30% chance of scatterd t-storms on fri.

trekmstr
08-25-2009, 09:54 PM
oh, wait i think i just got it. i can be a bit think at times.

Ron_L
08-25-2009, 09:56 PM
oh, wait i think i just got it. i can be a bit think at times.

:biggrin: :biggrin: :biggrin:

Sledneck
08-25-2009, 10:13 PM
st louis spares

BBQchef33
08-25-2009, 10:35 PM
Cook what u cook best.. judges wont care and a good st louie will beat a bad babyback any day.

BBQ_Mayor
08-26-2009, 06:52 AM
I use Loin back ribs.

Lake Dogs
08-26-2009, 06:55 AM
LOL at BBQchef33! Seriously, cook what you cook best and enjoy eating. Rarely
has anyone gone wrong with that. MIM/MBA, around here GBA and FBA are mostly
baby backs. I dont recall ever a sparerib entry taking one of those. KCBS, from what
I understand, is a mixture. A really good rib entry of any type can win.

Peteg
08-26-2009, 11:43 AM
Hey juicy, I like the baby backs. See you guys in Princeton!

smokincracker
08-26-2009, 12:01 PM
I like ST LOUY spares

Coz
08-26-2009, 08:55 PM
While not having done a lot of contests (6) we have done well with St Louis cut spares

Smokin' Joe
08-26-2009, 09:07 PM
St. Louis for us as well. everywhere from 3rd to 59th with 'em:shock: Its pretty important to cook them right I guess:icon_blush:

crd26a
08-26-2009, 09:15 PM
St. Louis for us as well. everywhere from 3rd to 59th with 'em:shock: Its pretty important to cook them right I guess:icon_blush:

Stop sounding like me. Same thing here, spares, and from 3rd to 50's

CajunSmoker
08-27-2009, 06:37 AM
St. Louis for us as well. everywhere from 3rd to 59th with 'em:shock: Its pretty important to cook them right I guess:icon_blush:
LOL...same for us everywhere from 2nd to 111th:biggrin:

Divemaster
08-27-2009, 08:16 AM
I like St. Louis spares... They've done well by me a number of times...

CivilWarBBQ
08-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Here in Dixie it seems to be about even between St. Louis spares and Baby Backs.

We use spares, a specific product from the same packing house each time.

Bentley
08-27-2009, 02:58 PM
you'll find a fair mix of both babybacks and spareribs..

some regions may have a slightly high % of one vs. the other.

cook what you cook best..

i use baby backs. i like them better becaus ethey have more meat on them and are easier to eat. so i perefer them for comps also. i also judge and i have seen more babys backs than i have the spares.

Cook what u cook best.. judges wont care and a good st louie will beat a bad babyback any day.

Here in Dixie it seems to be about even between St. Louis spares and Baby Backs.

We use spares, a specific product from the same packing house each time.


Judged Fairfield a few weeks back. We had two different rounds of ribs, I judged 9 samples on the first day, not one a Baby Back, so it must really be regional.

I have always preferred BB's but in the last two years here on the West Coast there seems to be a bias against them, have overheard 2 judges say they would score down on them if they were presented to them! And yes I know they should not do that, but we all live in the real world dont we!

T.K.
08-27-2009, 08:18 PM
St Louis Spares for me too. Baby backs would seem hard to box since here in FL we are not allowed garnish.

CTSmokehouse
08-27-2009, 10:34 PM
Cook what u cook best.. judges wont care and a good st louie will beat a bad babyback any day.

First Place Ribs Willie Palooza 1: ST Louis Spares, First Place Ribs Willie Palooza 2 Baby Backs...

As Phil says...it's how you cook it.. The Judges know when you cook it right...

Yours in BBQ,

Cliff