Ribs: Multiple racks using 3-2-1 method?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by low'n'slow, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. I've got an MES smoker and will be doing 8 racks of baby backs this weekend. To make 'em fit, I'll be cutting each rack in half. I've done the 3-2-1 method before, but only with two racks maximum. Should I be making adjustments to the 3-2-1?
  2. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Baby backs are more of a 2-2-1 method. From my experience, cutting them in half doesn't make any difference on the time cooked/smoked. Remember, this method is a guideline to go by and times may/will vary.
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    The fuller the smoke the longer it takes, but with ribs you probably won't see much difference once it come up to temps again.
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I smoked 6 racks of BB ribs using 2-2-1 and didn't see an increase in cooking time despite a full smoker.

    As long as you have air circulating around you should be fine.

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