Baby Back Rib Placement on 3 level Smoker

Discussion in 'Pork' started by peplogic, Aug 31, 2015.

  1. peplogic

    peplogic Newbie

    Hello All!

    I was hoping to get some suggestions/feed back from the group regarding rib placement.

    I have a cook shack Amerique which is a 3 level Vertical Electric Smoker.  I will be Smoking some Baby Back Ribs later this evening and i have previously used a vertical holder to smoke the ribs.

    The Ameirque is large enough for 2 full slabs of ribs to fit horizontally on each level.

    My question is.....What is th best way to space the ribs?  Should I place one slab per level?  Two slabs on the Top Rack and one in the middle?

    My primary concern is that if i use all 3 levels the bottom rack will dry out, cause it is close to the heating element than the top rack.

    My secondary concern is that if I put 2 slabs side by side  on the there wont be enough air flow to allow the top rack to smoke.

    ***Follow up question***

    Any suggestions on checking the temp on ribs?  I have heard that the bones are so close together its hard to get an accurate reading.

    Any thoughts/Suggestions are appreciated

    Thank you


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