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    Swift Premium St. Louis style ribs ?

    So we have all seen over the past little bit that less and less stores sell full slabs of spares. They trim them and you have to buy rib tips separately. I have avoided buying these pretimmed ribs until today, I wasn't able to make it in time to my go to supplier. Promised my Mom ribs for her birthday so I had to give in and buy these for tomorrow. Has anyone tried these and how did you like them ? Also since they are already trimmed, do they also pull the silver skin? Guess I will fins out in the AM. Any feedback is appreciated.

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    I smoked half a dozen for a event a few weeks ago and was quite pleased. The membrane had not been removed.

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    Cool Dave thanks, I have read negative reviews elsewhere but was curious if anyone here had tried them. Glad you had a good experience.
    Kinda bummed there will be no rib tips but oh well, haven't done ribs in a while, looking forward to tomorrow's smoke.
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    Fortunately I can still get full, untrimmed pork spare ribs.
    I save the trimmings and make the tips as a meal.
    My wife prefers the rib tips to the actual ribs.
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    What? Someone's selling ribs without tips? That's unamerican! You need those for the baked beans!

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    Totally agree Mary, kind of a bummer but I understand why they do it $$$$. I still have 1 place I can get full racks, when I do spares I like to use all of it and do rib tips.
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    I found a local butcher, a small mom n pop place close. I can order from them if they don't have it. A lot of times I'll call a few days in advance just to be sure I can get what I want. Every time I get them, he lets me trim into spares. It saves me some $$$ and I get the experience of know what to look for and how to do it.....I just a rookie
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    I found a local butcher, a small mom n pop place close. I can order from them if they don't have it. A lot of times I'll call a few days in advance just to be sure I can get what I want. Every time I get them, he lets me trim into St Louis style spare. It saves me some $$$ and I get the experience of knowing what to look for and how it should be done......I'm just a rookie
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    Don't know about the Spare Ribs but I have quit using the Swift Baby Backs that you get in Food Lion around here. They just didn't taste right and I cooked them the way I cook all my ribs in the past. I go to Kroger now or Wal-Mart as they carry Smithfield brand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Reynolds View Post
    Don't know about the Spare Ribs but I have quit using the Swift Baby Backs that you get in Food Lion around here. They just didn't taste right and I cooked them the way I cook all my ribs in the past. I go to Kroger now or Wal-Mart as they carry Smithfield brand.
    It's more about what's in the cryovac than the brand, and whether it's IBP, Swift, or Smithfield ribs, I wouldn't cook them unless stated clearly on the package something to the effect of "all natural." Not a fan of phosphate enhanced ribs, and the worst enhanced ribs I've ever happened to be Smithfield. Wish I could find some Swift baby backs. All they have at Costco are Swift loinbacks that take as long to get tender as spares, they're so thick.
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