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ljh34465
09-10-2009, 10:12 AM
Hi,

watched a couple of videos and here is my first attempt.

Would appreciate any comments or suggestions.

And what is the "best" way to determine where you cut through the cartilage??

Thanks.

Before and after: (membrane removed)(different racks)

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/StLouisRibs001.jpg

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/StLouisRibs002.jpg

Cut through the cartilage??

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/StLouisRibs003.jpg

bigabyte
09-10-2009, 10:21 AM
That looks good. I run my fingers down it looking for a good line separating the bones from the cartilage, and even pull back (like folding it) some to make sure I am as far back to the bones as possible. This happens to be mostly parallel to the bottom end (not quite but dang close) and after this I square off the ends (I like the way it looks).

early mornin' smokin'
09-10-2009, 10:36 AM
ill usually give the ribs a good bend, at the cartilage, gives you a good starting point, but those look proper.

MattG
09-10-2009, 12:34 PM
That looks alot better than the hack job I did the first time.

Norcoredneck
09-10-2009, 03:25 PM
Looks pretty good.

jestridge
09-10-2009, 07:02 PM
Looks good

CROSSCZEK
09-11-2009, 08:18 AM
Follow the bend Judging by the pics, you did just fine.

Cre-B-Ce
09-11-2009, 09:32 AM
I usually just start at the wider end and follow the bones. The last few racks I got at Sam's, the narrow end was tiny, so I just started at the wide end and went straight across. The bones at the narrow end were barely 1 1/2 inches long.

ljh34465
09-11-2009, 12:58 PM
Thanks everyone for your input - appreciate you taking the time. Will be cooking a rack tomorrow - will post my results:grin:

N8man
09-11-2009, 04:04 PM
That pretty much looks like how I do mine....Good Stuff....

BBQ Grail
09-11-2009, 04:12 PM
Excellent job. Thanks for sharing.

peaspurple
09-11-2009, 04:17 PM
Looks good to me!

Meat Burner
09-11-2009, 05:34 PM
Looks fine from here. Nice trim job.

BBQ_MAFIA
09-11-2009, 09:42 PM
Looking foreward to seen the pics when they are off the cooker.

countyliner
09-12-2009, 04:54 AM
Looks like you got it figured out

mrwicks
09-12-2009, 07:38 AM
good job !!!

Brian in So Cal
09-12-2009, 11:14 PM
Looks real good.