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Unread 07-25-2013, 04:01 PM   #1
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Default Rib Trimming/Newbie

Hi brothers,

Just preparing for my first ever smoke and first ever low and slow experience on my UDS . So I picked up some ribs from the local supermarket, generally over here in the UK supermarkets don't have the best meat.

But I saw some ribs that were very meaty and big by UK standards IMO. They weighed a whopping 4.6lbs.

Now it looks like they have some of the belly on top or something and I don't know how to go about trimming these and what kind of timings I'd be looking at when smoking them. Will aim for 250-275f.

Also if you guys have any good rub recipes for ribs and sauces let me know as well as I'm completely new to this.

These are the pics of the ribs.

Thanks for any help
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Unread 07-25-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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You are correct, that's looks like a a rack of spare ribs with the belly on. Looks like the cut is slightly different than the American rack. You can slide your knife between the ribs and the belly to remove it, there should be a natural seem (you can see it in your pictures of the side shot of the slab). Just cut along the seem with your knife hand and pull the belly away from the ribs with your other being careful to follow the seam and not go into the bones.

I then suggest making homemade bacon out of the belly. It is ridiculously easy and satisfying. Just do a search for it on this site and you will find several dry cures for bacon. Then you can smoke that too!
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