Preparing Pork Spare Ribs For Smoking
A Twelve Step Pictorial Guide
There's not much in this world that beats the gustatorial delights provided by a tender, juicy slab of smoked pork spare ribs. The whole slab can be smoked as is, but for the best quality eating, it should be trimmed.
It's difficult, if not impossible, to cook a whole sparerib slab evenly since it includes thick, bony areas along with thin meaty sections.
When the thinner parts are at their prime, the thicker sections are still half raw. And when the thick parts are done, the thin parts are overdone. This is why trimming the slab is so important.
The following group of pictures and links will take you to an explanation of each step of trimming a whole spare rib slab.