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tbone30349 02-05-2013 05:44 PM

Pork ribs.... Spares vs Baby Backs
 
Baby backs cost more. Spares are bigger and have more meat. It's often said that u get what you pay for? Which rib is the better buy? Why?

I've eaten baby backs, but have never cooked them. I've only bought spares, and I think they (mine) are better than any baby backs I eaten. I might be biased though. :icon_blush:

So again, which rib is the better buy and why?

Thanks in advance

landarc 02-05-2013 05:48 PM

I buy spares normally, baby backs occasionally, I prefer spares. Why, because, so there.

BobM 02-05-2013 06:02 PM

I make mostly spares, they are cheaper and more readily available here.
The rib tips make a great cook on their own also. :thumb:
I like baby backs too though. :razz:

tbone30349 02-05-2013 06:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by landarc (Post 2356152)
I buy spares normally, baby backs occasionally, I prefer spares. Why, because, so there.

I'm wit ya. seems like spares are more flavorful as well.

Smokin' D 02-05-2013 06:07 PM

I prefer to eat Baby Backs as they are not as fatty, and IHMO simply taste better. Cooking for the masses, ie parties, etc., it is spares because of the money.

Carbon 02-05-2013 06:08 PM

The women in my family prefer BB's. I don't know why.

Freddy j 02-05-2013 06:26 PM

I love the taste of baby backs and the fact that they have less fat BUT spares seem to make my farts more explosive x10. So I will normally giggle like a school girl as I reach for spares when I shop......

Lake Dogs 02-05-2013 06:48 PM

I like the taste of both, but given a preference I prefer less fatty meats (after cooking), therefore I prefer BB's. By the time you St. Louis the spare the price is alllllmost the same as BB's. Prefering BB's, when cooking for parties and masses I always put on the "glam" and never cut corners, so I cook BB's...

Many people like/prefer the taste of spares; nothing wrong with that. Go with your
preference. You'll never fail doing this.

Bludawg 02-05-2013 06:49 PM

I like 'em both but Spares usually cost about 1/3 less so I tend to by more spares.

Grabnabber 02-05-2013 06:51 PM

Get whichever looks better when it's time to buy. :-P

If the BB's look better, don't buy the spares just because you were "shopping for spareribs" that day. Best meat wins. :mrgreen:

flyingbassman5 02-05-2013 07:23 PM

I cook spares. Done BBs a few times but were never quite liked how they turned out. Maybe because I've always done spares. Who knows.

I like the spares better because they tend to be meatier and bigger than BBs. I also don't cut spares down to STL cut. I trim up any hard fat but thats about it. Plus I LOVE rib tips! They are a nice snack!

chriscw81 02-05-2013 07:24 PM

i prefer spares. all the cook kids buy spares.

Ron_L 02-05-2013 07:28 PM

I prefer spares but the family prefers baby backs. Either way, cook 'em right and they are good eating.

Mason Dixon Bowhunta 02-05-2013 07:58 PM

Spares trimmed up St Louis style.

KotaChuk678 02-05-2013 08:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Freddy j (Post 2356199)
I love the taste of baby backs and the fact that they have less fat BUT spares seem to make my farts more explosive x10. So I will normally giggle like a school girl as I reach for spares when I shop......

Didn't need to know that :rolleyes:


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