I recently smoked two racks of baby backs that had been frozen. I let htem thaw in the fridge for a couple days. Then smoked both at 225 for about 4.5 h. I let one rest for about 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving and then wrapped the other and kept in fridge overnight since we didn't need that much food. The rack we ate that night was moderately dry and I was pretty dissatisfied with them. However, the next day I put the other rack in the oven covered with foil to reheat for about 20-25 min on 350 and it was absolutely delicious. Very moist and tender.
Now was this simply because I only let the one rack rest for 10-15 min? Or is it something else? They were both frozen together and so maybe it was because the meat side of one of them was touching the other? I just want to know what was the cause of one rack being delicious and the other being sub par since they were cooked identically.
Thanks for any help!