This weekend I'll be smoking my first sets of babyback ribs on my smoker. This morning I discovered a slight slitch in my plans... the racks are about 2" longer than the interior width of my smoker. They won't quite fit diagonally either. So to get the ribs into the smoker, something's gotta bit trimmed.
So what would everybody recommend:
- Simply cut the racks in half. Half-rack is a serving size at my home anyway. Or..
- Trim a couple of bones off the end and throw them away (shudder...)
I guess part of my question is whether there is a technical reason to cook the entire slab intact. I plan to use the 2-2-1 method.