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Boshizzle
07-03-2011, 09:57 PM
I just picked up about 15 slabs of frozen St. Louis trimmed spares from a local sale for $2.49 a pound.

I put them in my freezer and have two slabs thawing tonight.

You can't get BBs for that price around here and these are already trimmed St. Louis style spares.

There are several stores in the chain and one of them was out when I went to buy some this morning and so I got a rain check. So, I will be getting a few more in the coming weeks. :thumb:

I'm happy plus I won't have to trim the ribs. Plus, I don't have to buy two slabs of untrimmed ribs when I am just cooking for myself and my wife which is always too much for us to eat by ourselves. Two slabs of untrimmed ribs is the best deal I can get in my town outside of these St. Louis trimmed spares that popped up just for the July 4 weekend.

:clap2:

sandiegobbq
07-03-2011, 10:05 PM
IN san Diego you can not find St. Louis under 3.99 usually.

El Ropo
07-03-2011, 10:05 PM
BBs around here are $3.99 to $4.99/lb

I'm paying $2.97/lb for SLS spares in cryovac, but the meat cutters are doing a pretty good job at the trim jobs, nice symmetric slabs, and very meaty, they've been averaging around 3.25lb per slab, sometimes up to 3.75, and very evenly spread on the whole rack.

Just put on two 3.5 pounders earlier:

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz189/ElRopo/July3ribs001.jpg

They still only took 4 hours to cook, 1 1/4 hours @ 250, then bumped it up to 300 till done. Never peeked till the weeping started to subside, and they were just about there. Some of my best work yet, or we'll see in an hour when I pull 'em out of the cooler.

Boshizzle
07-03-2011, 10:10 PM
El Ropo. nice looking racks!

Boshizzle
07-03-2011, 10:11 PM
Here is a pic of my freezer right now.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/picture.php?albumid=326&pictureid=3763

El Ropo
07-03-2011, 10:16 PM
El Ropo. nice looking racks!

Thanks, a finished pic before resting:

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz189/ElRopo/July3ribs002.jpg

Boshizzle
07-03-2011, 10:17 PM
Thanks, a finished pic before resting:

http://i826.photobucket.com/albums/zz189/ElRopo/July3ribs002.jpg


Very nice! :clap2:

J'ville Grill
07-03-2011, 10:21 PM
SAveRite which is owned by Winn Dixie had them on sale here for $2.18 / LB. But they didn't have a lot.

Boshizzle
07-03-2011, 10:26 PM
SAveRite which is owned by Winn Dixie had them on sale here for $2.18 / LB. But they didn't have a lot.

I'd be all over those if they were in driving distance.

RevZiLLa
07-04-2011, 01:44 AM
Where in VA are these available? I'm in Richmond

bigabyte
07-04-2011, 01:47 AM
Those look great!:thumb: Nothing better than having part of the work done for ya ahead of time!:cool:

Boshizzle
07-04-2011, 09:37 AM
Where in VA are these available? I'm in Richmond

Giant Food in Fredericksburg.

jestridge
07-04-2011, 10:07 AM
Never see St louis style around here

tasterner
07-04-2011, 10:10 AM
Nice!!:clap2:

RevZiLLa
07-04-2011, 05:08 PM
Giant Food in Fredericksburg.

I think Giant owns Martin's (formerly Ukrops) here in Richmond. Thanks!

LMAJ
07-04-2011, 07:00 PM
I just started seeing St. Louis cut here - loving it! Starting to see more CAB beef too - it's a good thing!