Ribs.. slice em or chop em?

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Ribs.. slice em or chop em?

Post by Mo Smoke » April 16th, 2018, 6:05 pm

I notice lots of bbq joints chop their ribs with a meat cleaver. I tried once but all I did was butcher them up into splintered bones with random sized meat attached. Normally I slice mine to make them as uniform as can be. Maybe when ur selling lots of them chopping seems faster, or maybe they just like the action of swinging a cleaver ! What’s your method of choice, slice em or chop em?


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 16th, 2018, 6:15 pm

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Post by The Czar » April 16th, 2018, 7:05 pm

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Post by Big T » April 16th, 2018, 7:31 pm

Slice


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Post by Mo Smoke » April 16th, 2018, 9:38 pm

Well that explains why I can’t find any videos.. I guess none of the choppers are online. Slicers...Yall boys ain’t gettin fancy on me and using electric knives are u? I slice with a 10” chef knife or a 10” cimiter knife.


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Post by Dirtytires » April 16th, 2018, 11:34 pm

Slice...But with a cleaver. Yea, I gotta be difficult. I keep a razor edge on my chef knife and don’t want to ruin it on the bone/cartledge. I use my cleaver (as a knife...no swing) cause it doesn’t care about bone.



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Post by Rodcrafter » April 17th, 2018, 5:48 am

I just use any sharp knife except my best chef knife.


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Post by Mo Smoke » April 17th, 2018, 2:36 pm

That brings up a good point about not ruining a good chef knife. Never tried slicing with a cleaver. I have seen a few folks do it tho. Seems strange with that big baby not to just haul off and swing it like an axe, but I gotta try it.


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 17th, 2018, 3:33 pm

:beer: :rulz:

You better stick to the smaller blades. =)) =))


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Post by Mo Smoke » April 17th, 2018, 9:32 pm

Hey Rod.. I’ve seen a lot of pics on this site.. but nobody’s posted half a finger as far as I know. ! Somebody’s gotta be the first.


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Post by Pete Mazz » April 18th, 2018, 4:34 am

I slice them upside down so I can see the bones.


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Post by ajfoxy » April 18th, 2018, 9:19 pm

Pete said:
I slice them upside down so I can see the bones.
The ribs or the fingers? =))


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Post by Pete Mazz » April 19th, 2018, 6:19 am

=)) I've done both


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Post by Mo Smoke » April 22nd, 2018, 5:08 pm

What about using a cleaver to chop the bones in half To make riblets or rib bites?


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Post by Big T » April 22nd, 2018, 5:54 pm

If done while raw, I would be afraid of the bones splintering and having shards of bone in the meat. I've found a few fragments from the processor while I was prepping the slabs and they are like razor blades. You may could split them after they are cooked without the bone shattering but I haven't tried it.


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Post by Mo Smoke » April 22nd, 2018, 8:26 pm

The guys that I have seen chop always do it after the meat is cooked. They do the same thing in Carribean restaurants with the chicken. I hate those splintered bone fragments. The only thing I plan to try is chopping across the rib bone to make rib bites. Otherwise I’m sticking to slicing.


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Post by ajfoxy » April 22nd, 2018, 11:25 pm

If you run the ribs through your band saw to whatever size you want prior to cooking you should be good go go... =))


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Post by Rodcrafter » April 23rd, 2018, 1:11 pm

I wonder if DT would let us use his new Ellis?


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Re: Ribs.. slice em or chop em?

Post by John T » May 10th, 2018, 4:00 pm

I hate to find slivers no way i would make more , we slice.



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Post by Dirtytires » May 11th, 2018, 11:36 pm

Rodcrafter wrote:I wonder if DT would let us use his new Ellis?
That bandsaw is so dirty and covered in “chips”that I dout you would want meat anywhere near it. I’m using it much more that I thought I would.



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