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jhuyser
10-13-2014, 10:38 AM
I am sure this has been discussed before . But what brand of ribs do you all prefer to smoke with? aka Hormel, Tyson etc

RolandJT
10-13-2014, 10:53 AM
Try Sam's or a local butcher.

You want some thing that doesn't say it has been enhanced with a salt and water solution

RolandJT
10-13-2014, 10:54 AM
Sorry, just saw you are from Iowa. If there is a Fareway near you, those are good.

Also any meat locker that sells to retail customers is a good shot. (While you are there, pick up ground beef for your hamburgers--people will ask what your secret is)

Iroquois
10-13-2014, 10:59 AM
IBP, SWIFT or EXCEL.

Pyle's BBQ
10-13-2014, 11:13 AM
I use the IBP ribs from Sam's. They are not enhanced and are very meaty. I think Costco carries Swift. As far as Fareway, they probably get them by the case from one of large processors. If you go to Fareway, ask to see the package they come in or ask them where they get them, they should be able to tell you.

Friedturkeyspam
10-13-2014, 11:28 AM
I agree with the answers above, Sam's has been my best bet here in NE Oklahoma. I avoid anything with the name Tyson on it as they tend to be the closest thing to a science experiment when it come to meat. I've bought pork loins from them and cooked them and after slicing you can see thousands of little tiny holes like a freekin sponge. If you have a Sam's near by, call and speak with the butcher, he will likely tell you he won't buy Tyson pork products and get's his from other suppliers out of Illinois.

Good luck, Go Indians!
I used to live in Central Iowa and have sat in the Oskaloosa stadium for many events. I always liked that town.

Mike

jhuyser
10-13-2014, 11:42 AM
Thanks For the GO INDIANS!!!!

SmittyJonz
10-13-2014, 12:25 PM
The ones on Sale !

AlwaysSmokey
10-13-2014, 01:41 PM
the ones on sale !

lol !!

dadsr4
10-13-2014, 02:37 PM
The only brand I've noticed on any ribs I have purchased has been IBP. I don't buy by brand. I check the labels for any sign of enhancement. I then sort through the packages, looking for the fat content and shape I prefer. Some slabs have more thin areas, which I try to avoid.

mchar69
10-13-2014, 03:09 PM
I've bought pork loins from them and cooked them and after slicing you can see thousands of little tiny holes like a freekin sponge.
Yucko, they are injecting something in there.

Bludawg
10-13-2014, 03:54 PM
Brand don't matter As long as the needle D**Ked burtcher aint shot his juice in to them
Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz Make Out Scene - YouTube

DetTigersFan
10-13-2014, 04:27 PM
Brand don't matter As long as the needle D**Ked burtcher aint shot his juice in to them

lol....

AClarke44
10-13-2014, 05:21 PM
The only brand I've noticed on any ribs I have purchased has been IBP. I don't buy by brand. I check the labels for any sign of enhancement. I then sort through the packages, looking for the fat content and shape I prefer. Some slabs have more thin areas, which I try to avoid.

I never really pay attention to brand either I just buy from the commissary as they tend to have the cheapest meat (ribs = $1.86/lb).
But you guys are talking about enhancements. .....what is this? I've eaten pork loin in the past that looked like a sponge too but I can't remember where I got it. Walmart maybe.
Tell me more about what to look for?

RolandJT
10-13-2014, 06:22 PM
Brand don't matter As long as the needle D**Ked burtcher aint shot his juice in to them
Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz Make Out Scene - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLyqX175ROE)

Bludawg--do you start drinking at noon or are these comments natural? Enquiring minds want to know!:-D

RolandJT
10-13-2014, 06:24 PM
I never really pay attention to brand either I just buy from the commissary as they tend to have the cheapest meat (ribs = $1.86/lb).
But you guys are talking about enhancements. .....what is this? I've eaten pork loin in the past that looked like a sponge too but I can't remember where I got it. Walmart maybe.
Tell me more about what to look for?

There will be a statement like 'Natural juciness and tenderness enhanced by a solution containing.......':mmph::mmph::mmph:

Avoid these franken-ribs:tsk::tsk::tsk:

dadsr4
10-13-2014, 08:00 PM
I never really pay attention to brand either I just buy from the commissary as they tend to have the cheapest meat (ribs = $1.86/lb).
But you guys are talking about enhancements. .....what is this? I've eaten pork loin in the past that looked like a sponge too but I can't remember where I got it. Walmart maybe.
Tell me more about what to look for?
Enhanced meat explanation
http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/enhancedmeat.html#identify

Bludawg
10-13-2014, 08:31 PM
[QUOTE=RolandJT;3073115]Bludawg--do you start drinking at noon or are these comments natural? Enquiring minds want to know!:-D[/QUOTE ] It's always
past noon somewhere. Lone Star & Rice Crispy's is the breakfast of champions unless there are Fruity Pebbles in the pantry:biggrin1: I just say what's on my mind that was the cleaned up version:shock:

Pyle's BBQ
10-13-2014, 08:44 PM
Just for clarification, IBP is owned by Tyson. They kept the brand name to try and keep things from being confusing. I don't see to much Tyson pork, unless it is in Walmart.

AClarke44
10-13-2014, 08:59 PM
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lantern
10-13-2014, 09:57 PM
I'm about to start coming here for marital advice too...lol. :mrgreen:

Keep supplying good meat and that'll take care of itself.:biggrin1:

Untraceable
10-14-2014, 05:29 AM
There is a Farmland "Premium Farms" line of ribs that found to be the most consistent.

dadsr4
10-14-2014, 07:55 AM
There is a Farmland "Premium Farms" line of ribs that found to be the most consistent.
I've found this to be true, also. I still read the label to avoid surprises. Things seem to change overnight.

Bludawg
10-14-2014, 09:03 AM
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dadsr4
10-14-2014, 09:05 AM
When your gettin Free milk don't but the cow:becky:
Always good not to piss off your source.

dadsr4
10-14-2014, 09:08 AM
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For marital advice, stop here first.
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/payments.php

Pyle's BBQ
10-14-2014, 02:39 PM
I should have put this in the previous post. Farmland is ownd by Smithfield which is owned by the Chinese.