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How To Trim Spare Ribs (St. Louis Style Cut Ribs)

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In this video you will learn how to trim spare ribs to get that St. Louis style that you see pitmasters cooking. Watch the video and read the guide below, and do not hesitate to ask any questions you have at our Facebook page or in the video comments. You only need some spare ribs and your sharp knife, so let’s get started!


How To Trim Spare Ribs (St. Louis Style Cut Ribs)

Squaring up the ribs St. Louis style is a fairly straightforward process.

Begin by cutting off the end and the “skirt”. You can keep those cuts and cook them together with the ribs: they will be ready about halfway through, and you will be able to taste the progress of the smoke and how the rub is working.

Remove the membrane on the bone side. You can separate one part with the back of a spoon, and then tear it off in one or more pieces.

Trim the excess fat from the ribs. Spare ribs do not have too much fat to begin with, but if there are any parts that you feel will not render down properly, remove them.

The last cut you want to make is separating the rib tips. Find the spot where the bones end, and cut a straight line from one end of the ribs to the other.

Your St. Louis style ribs are now ready to cook!

If you want to cook those ribs right away, here are some Smoked Ribs Recipes:

Smoked St. Louis Style Ribs Recipe Follow along with world renowned BBQ Pitmaster Malcom Reed of “How To BBQ Right” as he walks you step-by-step through his recipe for smoking St. Louis style ribs, spare ribs…

3-2-1 Ribs Method Explained The 3-2-1 Ribs Method: everyone knows it, and many great pitmasters will swear by it. But what are the actual benefits of the Method compared to just smoking your ribs for 6 hour straight?



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5 Responses to How To Trim Spare Ribs (St. Louis Style Cut Ribs)

  1. Need to learn how to sharpen your knife. there was a couple of times I thought you were going to cut the side of your hand off

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