22 1/2 capacity

Discussion in 'WSM Owners (Weber Smokey Mountain)' started by dumasbro2, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. How many racks of baby back ribs is it possible to do on a 22 1/2? I know 8 would be easy with both racks. By cutting a few in half I know I could fit in more.
  2. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If I am leaving them flat I do 3 on each rack (spares trimed to St. Loui cut), but with a rib rack I can get anywhere from 6-8 on each rack depending on the rib rack (mine holds 6). If you are wanting to do a lot of ribs at one go definately get a couple of rib racks, then you don't have to trim any of them to make them fit.
  3. I have a couple of racks but they they only hold 4 each. If I could squeeze 8 on each grate that would be awesome, even if I would have to cut the outside racks in half. May have to make a rack that holds 7 or 8.
  4. Chris over at The Virtual Weber Bullet says:

    18-1/2" WSM

    4 chickens, cut into halves, flat on the cooking grates
    2 whole butterflied chickens, 3 slabs of rolled baby back ribs, 4 sausages, and four baked apples
    8 slabs of rolled baby back ribs
    2 13-lb whole briskets
    4 8-lb pork butts

    22-1/2" WSM

    6 slabs of baby back ribs cooked in a rib rack using only the top cooking grate
    6 beer can chickens
    6 8-lb pork butts
    2 13-lb whole briskets

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