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    notbob Guest

    Default How lbs of spare ribs?

    Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?

    nb

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this
    > price, I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1
    > doz ppl?
    >
    > nb


    Depends on the weight per slab so it's hard to figure by weight. I prefer to
    go by the slab. Figure 9-10 useful bones per slab, and about 4 bones average
    per person. So I'd say you're safe with 3 slabs, but at that price, I might
    buy a fourth to be safe if it is a hungry crowd. If they are St. Louis cut
    I'd buy 4. But at that price they probably are whole ribs.
    http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/ri.../spareribs.jpg

    Hopefully you have a way to get some (real) smoke on them.

    MartyB



  3. #3
    Roy Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Thursday, February 16, 2012 11:24:47 AM UTC-7, notbob wrote:
    > Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    > I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?
    >
    > nb
    >
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    For sure...12 lb. as there is a pile of waste.
    ==

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    sf Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On 16 Feb 2012 18:24:47 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    > I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?
    >

    A good estimate would be to judge by how many you could eat, taking
    into consideration there will be X other dishes there too. I don't
    know if a dozen people means 11 other dishes or if they're couples,
    which means 5 other dishes. Whenever I take something to a pot luck,
    I don't try to feed the entire crowd. I take enough for 8-10 people,
    if it's a big pot luck and 4-6 people if it's smaller.


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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Feb 16, 12:24*pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    > Sale on spare ribs. *$2 lb. *We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. *At this price,
    > I think I'll do for all. *How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?


    Don't know by pounds, but I have eaten 1.5 slabs of St Louis (Baby
    Back) ribs in one sitting.

    I'd plan on 1/2 slab per person, or 6 slabs for 12 people. Yeah you
    will probably have leftover ribs, but that is not a bad thing! ;-)

    John Kuthe...

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On 16 Feb 2012 18:24:47 GMT, notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    >doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    >I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?


    Lotta waste on spare ribs, minimum 2 pounds per adult, but that's if
    my recipe and folks eat ribs like me. I've had ribs cooked by some
    people that were so awful as to be inedible (boiled among other
    atrocities). I make ribs Chinese resto style, no stupid sugary
    sauce... I can easy devour the entire rack and look for more.
    This served two:
    http://tinypic.com/r/2vtuzh2/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/spybug/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/2pyp3xv/5
    http://tinypic.com/r/rthp4o/5

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    Chemo the Clown Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Feb 16, 11:45*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 16, 12:24*pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:
    >
    > > Sale on spare ribs. *$2 lb. *We have winter potluck of no more thana
    > > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. *At this price,
    > > I think I'll do for all. *How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?

    >
    > Don't know by pounds, but I have eaten 1.5 slabs of St Louis (Baby
    > Back) ribs in one sitting.
    >
    > I'd plan on 1/2 slab per person, or 6 slabs for 12 people. Yeah you
    > will probably have leftover ribs, but that is not a bad thing! ;-)
    >
    > John Kuthe...


    You should challenge Man vs Food.

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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Feb 16, 5:17*pm, Chemo the Clown <bhansen1...@yahoo.com> wrote:
    > On Feb 16, 11:45*am, John Kuthe <johnkuth...@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    > > On Feb 16, 12:24*pm, notbob <not...@nothome.com> wrote:

    >
    > > > Sale on spare ribs. *$2 lb. *We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > > > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. *At this price,
    > > > I think I'll do for all. *How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?

    >
    > > Don't know by pounds, but I have eaten 1.5 slabs of St Louis (Baby
    > > Back) ribs in one sitting.

    >
    > > I'd plan on 1/2 slab per person, or 6 slabs for 12 people. Yeah you
    > > will probably have leftover ribs, but that is not a bad thing! ;-)

    >
    > > John Kuthe...

    >
    > You should challenge Man vs Food.


    It was definite gluttony. This place had an "all you can eat ribs"
    special, and it was funny cause they would bring them 1/2 slab at a
    time with BIG pile of fries which I maybe ate one or two of. I was
    after the ribs. And that 3rd 1/2 slab was pushing it! But I ate it!!

    They don't have the "all you can eat ribs" special anymore, and I like
    to think I was part of the reason why. ;-)

    John Kuthe...

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    Pete C. Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?


    notbob wrote:
    >
    > Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    > I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?


    1/3 - 1/2 rack per person, whatever weight that happens to work out to.
    Less than 1/3 of a rack isn't a "primary dish", and more than 1/2 a rack
    is the whole meal.

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    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    > I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?


    By racks, I'd use four. There are twelve hearty bones per full rack plus
    two smaller ones with substantial meat at the rear, or at least that's
    as many as I remember counting. So that's three sections of four full
    rack bones plus a bonus of two smaller sized bones and end meat in the
    last section per rack. Four racks gives four bone segments to all twelve
    people plus four smaller rib plus end meat sections for really hungry
    people. I have no idea how much that'd weigh, but the cost wouldn't be
    severe at two bucks per pound. If you're frugal, you could get away with
    three racks and some people wanting more.
    2 cents.

    leo

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    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On 16/02/2012 1:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    > Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    > doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    > I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?


    I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.

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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:29:47 -0500, Dave Smith
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 16/02/2012 1:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    >> Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    >> doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    >> I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?

    >
    >I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.


    LOL. Two racks per person. Boiled first of course.

    Lou

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On 16/02/2012 1:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    >> Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    >> doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    >> I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?

    >
    >I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.


    Agreed! And cooked spare ribs freeze well and reheat perfectly in the
    nuker. It's really silly not to prepare plenty since marinating uses
    expensive ingredients and takes a long time (I do 3 days in the
    fridge), and cooking is long and slow so uses mega-fuel... it's very
    silly to go through all the machinations for a measly skinflint's
    amount... at $2/lb the ribs are the cheapest part. I also separate
    the small end and flap meat to cook separately, if you try to cook the
    entire side the smaller part will burn. Freeze the small thirds to
    cook at a later date.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 19:34:03 -0800, Leonard Blaisdell
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >In article <[email protected]>,
    > notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than a
    >> doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this price,
    >> I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for 1 doz ppl?

    >
    >By racks, I'd use four. There are twelve hearty bones per full rack plus
    >two smaller ones with substantial meat at the rear, or at least that's
    >as many as I remember counting. So that's three sections of four full
    >rack bones plus a bonus of two smaller sized bones and end meat in the
    >last section per rack. Four racks gives four bone segments to all twelve
    >people plus four smaller rib plus end meat sections for really hungry
    >people. I have no idea how much that'd weigh, but the cost wouldn't be
    >severe at two bucks per pound. If you're frugal, you could get away with
    >three racks and some people wanting more.
    >2 cents.
    >
    >leo


    Not worth the trouble attempting to cook the smaller part together
    with the larger part.

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:29:47 -0500, Dave Smith
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On 16/02/2012 1:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    >>> Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than
    >>> a doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this
    >>> price, I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for
    >>> 1 doz ppl?

    >>
    >> I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.

    >
    > LOL. Two racks per person. Boiled first of course.
    >


    And then deep fried.



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    John Kuthe Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Feb 17, 11:43*am, "Nunya Bidnits" <nunyabidn...@eternal-
    september.invalid> wrote:
    > Lou Decruss <LouDecr...@biteme.com> wrote:
    > > On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:29:47 -0500, Dave Smith
    > > <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:

    >
    > >> On 16/02/2012 1:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    > >>> Sale on spare ribs. *$2 lb. *We have winter potluck of no more than
    > >>> a doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. *At this
    > >>> price, I think I'll do for all. *How many lbs do I need to buy for
    > >>> 1 doz ppl?

    >
    > >> I'd say about 50-60 pounds. *You can never have too many ribs.

    >
    > > LOL. *Two racks per person. *Boiled first of course.

    >
    > And then deep fried.


    Deep fried ribs! Don't give me ideas!! ;-)

    John Kuthe...

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    notbob Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On 2012-02-17, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.


    Even if 2/3rds is bone, that over 1 lb meat per person. Holy crap!
    .....these are gimpy ol' geezers like myself, not running backs for the
    Denver Broncos.

    Besides, I've changed my mind. Not doable. Not cuz of portions/cost,
    but logistics. I have no facilities to cook that amount of ribs
    unless I use the 55gal drum propane grill behind the lodge. Can't
    watch that much pork ribs and keep an eye on mom, too.

    Thanks all, anyway.

    nb

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    Lou Decruss Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    On Fri, 17 Feb 2012 11:43:24 -0600, "Nunya Bidnits"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Lou Decruss <[email protected]> wrote:
    >> On Thu, 16 Feb 2012 23:29:47 -0500, Dave Smith
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> On 16/02/2012 1:24 PM, notbob wrote:
    >>>> Sale on spare ribs. $2 lb. We have winter potluck of no more than
    >>>> a doz ppl, one person/cpl at a time providing pimary dish. At this
    >>>> price, I think I'll do for all. How many lbs do I need to buy for
    >>>> 1 doz ppl?
    >>>
    >>> I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.

    >>
    >> LOL. Two racks per person. Boiled first of course.
    >>

    >
    >And then deep fried.
    >

    Don't the Chinese do that?

    Lou

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    Nunya Bidnits Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    notbob <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On 2012-02-17, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >> I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.

    >
    > Even if 2/3rds is bone, that over 1 lb meat per person. Holy crap!
    > ....these are gimpy ol' geezers like myself, not running backs for the
    > Denver Broncos.
    >
    > Besides, I've changed my mind. Not doable. Not cuz of portions/cost,
    > but logistics. I have no facilities to cook that amount of ribs
    > unless I use the 55gal drum propane grill behind the lodge. Can't
    > watch that much pork ribs and keep an eye on mom, too.
    >
    > Thanks all, anyway.
    >
    > nb


    Just tether her to the grill. ;-)

    In any case, 3-4 slabs of ribs can fit into virtually anything, although a
    tight squeeze requiring cutting and rib racks in a WSM (Weber Bullet).



  20. #20
    Bull Guest

    Default Re: How lbs of spare ribs?

    In article <[email protected]>,
    notHEADbob <[email protected]> wrote:

    > On 2012-02-17, Dave Smith <[email protected]> wrote:
    > >
    > > I'd say about 50-60 pounds. You can never have too many ribs.

    >
    > Even if 2/3rds is bone, that over 1 lb meat per person. Holy crap!
    > ....these are gimpy ol' geezers like myself, not running backs for the
    > Denver Broncos.
    >
    > Besides, I've changed my mind. Not doable. Not cuz of portions/cost,
    > but logistics. I have no facilities to cook that amount of ribs
    > unless I use the 55gal drum propane grill behind the lodge. Can't
    > watch that much pork ribs and keep an eye on mom, too.
    >
    > Thanks all, anyway.
    >
    > nb


    A typical nothead pea brain BOB post. You couldn't figure out you have
    no place to cook ribs or how many to cook -- if you even had a place to
    cook 'em -- before posting this and wasting the time of others?

    Did you ever think of using the OVEN in the kitchen?


    NO **** .. Who is really keeping an eye on whom?

    BULL

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