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Unread 12-05-2011, 09:23 AM   #1
Mister Bob
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Default Babybacks vs. St. Louis cut spares - a side by side cook and taste test

The babybacks weighed in at 2 pounds 7 ounces, the spares at 2 pounds 11 ounces.

Both get a light coating of Tony C's Creole and a heavy dose of Simply Marvelous Sweet Seduction, which has become my 'go to' rub for all things pork! If you haven't tried it yet, you really should, it's outstanding!

I gave the spares a 45 minute head start

then put the babybacks on right alongside.

An hour later I melted a stick of butter, stirred in 2 tablespoons of honey and drizzled it on.

About 45 minutes after that, I wrapped them up in a sauce/glaze recipe I'm working on.

One hour in the foil, then another coat of glaze and back in the cooker until done.

The results:

A perfect bite on the spare

and the same on the babyback.

So, which one is the winner? Both were great, but my wife and I preferred the spareribs. I think the extra fat gives them a slightly better flavor. Fat = Flavor after all...
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