Smoke Ribs in a pan?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by planethill, Aug 12, 2009.

  1. My buddy smokes all his ribs in disposable aluminum pans to eliminate the mess and has suggested I do the same.

    Is this a good idea? It seems to me that the smoke wouldn't penetrate the meat as well and they would be sitting in drippings/fat/etc.
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would smoke them on the rack and if you want place a pan under the rack to catch any drippings, that way the smoke can get to all sides of the ribs and they are not sitting in liquid...
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I'm with Paul place the pan under them however if doing 3-2-1 on multiple racks sometimes I will place them in an aluminum foil pan and cover with foil for the foiled portion of the smoke
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What he daid, you will get the smoke flavor/taste.
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What they all said on the grates for the best smoke flavor and put a pan under for drippings. [​IMG]
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I agree put the pan underneath. But if you also want to have any easy clean up just line the bottom of your smoker with foil (Costco roll [​IMG]). That's what I do... once the smoker cools I just fold all the foil to the middle roll it up and into the garbage. Usually have to take a couple of paper towels and wipe any dripps that found a hole in the foil.
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pork ribs on the grate, but at times Beef Ribs can go in a pan. Leave alittle mojo crillio in the pan and pour over the ribs as they smoke. Excellent. [​IMG]

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