Pros / cons of a rib rack?

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Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Mattm » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:44 am

:scratch: I was thinking about building a rib rack today for my pit, i usually cook bone side down but wasn't sure if there were any benefits to using a rack other then to save space. I heard the mop will run off and they don't seem to stay as moist.
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:54 am

I have a couple of commercial rib racks that I've used over the past and it was purely because of quanity. I didn't have any problem turning out moist, seasoned and flavorful bonz. However, after I bought my Pellet Pooper I haven't had the need for the racks cause I can do 3 pretty decent size rack on it, even tho it's a smaller Grill. :idea:

Good Luck with this technique if you choose to use it :tup:
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Mattm » Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:43 pm

Thank you sir. I appreciate your input.
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby bsooner75 » Sat Jun 02, 2018 3:41 pm

Just a space saver as far as I’m concerned. If the ribs aren’t just the right size they can tend to lay on each other and make it hard to Sauce. Good if your cooking more than one rack on a kettle or something like that.


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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Papa Tom » Sat Jun 02, 2018 6:29 pm

I will ditto what OUP said the rack seemed to work well.
I do know of a guy (actually a KCBS certified judge and competitor) who when faced with a big rib order dilemma rolled the ribs up fastened them with a toothpick and stood them on end on the grate of a pellet cooker.
I don't recall the number of slabs but it was a lot (like 15) to fit on that grate even rolled up but they turned out good and he said he would do it again.

in my experience the important thing is to make sure the heat and smoke can get to all surfaces of the ribs all else like glazing can be worked out.
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:10 pm

Matt, here's some reebz that I did in a Rib Rack back in 2015. Maybe this will help you determine. They were done on my ECB over Kingsford Charcoal.
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Copasspupil » Sun Jun 03, 2018 12:32 am

I have an unused stainless setup for something like 8 ribs I bought for my old Smith and Wesson 38 special from traeger pellet popper. I’m never going to use it.
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Mattm » Tue Jun 05, 2018 12:57 am

Thank yall for all the replies, it definitely helps and give me a good insight. I didn't 4 racks of st louis style Saturday. The cooked perfect but I wasn't to happy with the sauce, that's another I'm working on. I'll probably make a rack just to have and us3 in case I need room. I do like the thought of rolling them up and just setting the sauce on top of the roll and let it trickle down a little at a time, might have to try that.
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Swamp Donkeyz BBQ » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:11 am

BBQ Guru has a really nice set up now, called the Rib Ring. Here's a pic I stole off the interwebs.

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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby OldUsedParts » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:21 am

very nice, Donk, also the circle allows you to do longer racks on the smaller Pits - - - thanks :salut:
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Red Farr » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:37 pm

....if you decide to use one don't forget to rotate left to right, top to bottom and position..
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby CaptJack » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:02 pm

I like mine because i can do 4 racks on my OldSmokey Image
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Re: Pros / cons of a rib rack?

Postby Copasspupil » Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:42 am

Here’s the one I had just gave it to a friend.
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