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Old 07-25-2011, 01:39 AM   #1
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Default Trimming

I have watched Pitmasters for several weeks and they talk about trimming their briskets, ribs, and chicken. I have stopped by the grocery store and certainly realize the package of meat in the spare ribs bag looks nothing like the ribs being smoked on a grill. With my first smoker only a few weeks away from delivery, I am now starting to think more about the food preparation. Could anyone direct me to posts on this site or links to another site that give detailed information on how to trim the meats I smoke. Also, it appears that particularly the spare ribs have substantial extra meat that is not included in the rib rack. If this is trimmed, what does one use it for. Thanks in advance and take it easy on this newbie.

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:31 AM   #2
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The meat trimmed from the spares can be seasoned cooked and eaten just like the ribs. Or cook it and add to beans and other things. I just dont like the cartlige, so I cook mostly baby backs.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:37 AM   #3
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Look for St. Louis style spare ribs in your grocery store. If they sell them like that you won't have to do the trimming. Try this video if not.

‪Trimming Spare Ribs‬‏ - YouTube
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Old 07-25-2011, 10:27 AM   #4
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Here a couple good threads about trimming spare ribs and brisket:
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:18 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone! That was what I was looking for!
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