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Unread 07-13-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Breast Meat on Ribs

Does anyone turn-in ribs that contain breast meat on them, or do you trim it off prior to cooking? I personally like the meatiness of a rib that has this muscle on it, but am wondering the appropriateness of doing this for competitions.

Likewise, does anyone have a preference on the end of the ribs they like for competitions? I find the longer and straighter bones are on the breast end, but the smaller, curvier bones may have less meat on them and be more tender (?) Does anyone turn-in only left-handed ribs? (jking slightly)

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Breast meat?
Breasts consist of fat....

Do you mean back ribs with the loin still attached?

Never mind....lol
Ya, trim it off for competition.
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I trim to St Louis style.
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What ya'll do with the scraps after you trim to St. Louis cut? Do you trash it, cook it,...?
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Ryan,

I trim my baby backs down and take out of the center of the rack.
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What ya'll do with the scraps after you trim to St. Louis cut? Do you trash it, cook it,...?
Freeze them and cook later when I want rib meat. Or I want to try a new rub/sauce combo.
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Breast meat?
Breasts consist of fat....

Do you mean back ribs with the loin still attached?

Never mind....lol
Ya, trim it off for competition.
beans & tacos- advertising,breakfast, & samples....
but i never knew ribs had tits..
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I cook them right along with the ribs and make riblets out of them. They're good in beans, too. You just need to take out the little pieces of cartilage.
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I do see a lot more of that on spares now. For competition I certainly trim them and even catering and vending. Why - because there is a significant layer of fat under it that doesn't all cook off and I don't want to serve that.

Bones for turn-in - start at bone end and start with bone 3. Sometimes I do 4 and 4 and use 2 slabs. Sometimes I just turn in 6 and use just one slab.
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