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baby back ribs on ECB: upper or lower grate?

Poll Results: When you do ribs on your ECB, do you prefer the upper or lower grate?

 
  • 50% (1)
    upper
  • 0% (0)
    lower
  • 50% (1)
    both
  • 0% (0)
    doesn't matter
2 Total Votes  
post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 

I usually do pork butts on my ECB, but sometimes, I'll pick up some baby back ribs at the one supermarket in town that carries them.  They're actually labeled "supeaa ribbu" (spare ribs), but they ain't foolin' me. th_dunno-1[1].gif

 

Anyway, I'm doing some tomorrow, and thought I'd ask you guys: when you do ribs on your ECB, do you use the upper or lower grate?  I've always used the upper grate, always with water in the water pan.  I'm open to suggestions, though.  Except about the water pan. :smile: 

post #2 of 5
Are you talking about the square ECB? I don't remember there being 2 grates on the round one, though it has been a while. In either case I always used the top grate.
post #3 of 5
Come to think of it I guess there were 2 grates on my round one.
post #4 of 5
Thread Starter 

I went ahead and did them on the upper grate, with a full water pan.  The neighbors had their laundry out on the line, so I had to drag it out to the parking lot. After about 2-1/2 hours of sakura cherry smoke, I dragged it back up to my door, wrapped them, and used my 1500W electric burner.  For the last unwrapped hour, I did a butane/lump charcoal mix.

 

I worked hard on that bark, and it paid off.  I basted it with a mix of wafu (Japanese) dressing, soy sauce, and a spoonful of rub.

 

 

The wife said she'd eat ribs if they didn't have bones (we live in Japan, and she's Japanese, so I gave it a shot).  I overcooked them a bit so I could pull the bones right off.  We ate them donburi-style, served over rice.  Sorry I don't have pics of that atrocity.

 

The next day, I had some leftovers, so I thought I'd make a proper McRib.

 


Edited by thinblueduke - 9/21/14 at 7:23pm
post #5 of 5

I've done them on both If you control your temp they should be fine top or bottom

 

Gary S

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