drip pan for rib roast in WSM. or not?

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fxsales1959

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I'm doing my first rib roast in the WSM for Easter. Previously I've done them on a rotisserie in my Napoleon with a rear infrared burner. hey were always good, but no smoke (unless I added a tube). Trying to be different this year.
The cook part is pretty elementary with all the therm probes and such. Back yonder when cooked in oven always had a pan or dutch oven to catch all the drippin's (for help with au jus)
Was just curious if setting the roast in a tin fole pan to cook will impede anything? Just hate thinkin of all those juices dripping into the water bowl and going to waste.
TIA
John
 
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Meat on upper rack , pan on the second rack ? Or is the second rack taken ?
On a pellet grill , but same idea .
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Not a rib roast but I use this set up to cook more than one rib roast. As in this pic, I also use this set up for the smoke portion of my reverse sear process.

I typically put all my items in the bottom such as garlic, onion, beef broth or stock & let the dripping and smoke from the cooker drip into the pan. Worked like a charm for me. Just strain to a pot when done cooking your rib roast and finish your au jus to your liking.

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Not a rib roast but I use this set up to cook more than one rib roast. As in this pic, I also use this set up for the smoke portion of my reverse sear process.

I typically put all my items in the bottom such as garlic, onion, beef broth or stock & let the dripping and smoke from the cooker drip into the pan. Worked like a charm for me. Just strain to a pot when done cooking your rib roast and finish your au jus to your liking.

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Great set up if limited to a single grate for sure!
 
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Agree with the pan and broth. Doing a rib roast on the Treager and will put broth and whole garlic cloves in pan below. I've never used the WSM but can you put a rack on the water pan and set your pan with broth on that? Or put a rack on your broth pan so the roast doesn't sit in broth?
 
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