1st Time Hanging Ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by emze, May 28, 2016.

  1. emze

    emze Newbie

    I have the WSM 18.5 and recently purchased the Weber hanging rack and some 5" meat hooks. I'll be attempting to hang two racks of baby back ribs for the first time using Jeff's original rub recipe.

    I've been doing the 3-2-1 method at 225 degrees with the water pan/foiled. Any tips on temp and time for hanging? I've read 4-5 hours at 250-270 degrees? Water pan or no water pan?

    Thanks for any information.
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome emze!  I use a wsm and foil the water pan.  I smoke baby backs for 5 hours at 225 -250, no wrap.  I've never hung them but the procedure should be the same.

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    The only thing I see is to put the thick end down.

    If there is no water in the pan, the bottom of the smoker will be hotter than the top.

    Good luck!


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