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New to smoking-ribs

lester547

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im new to smoking meats.... Can i put ribs(baby,country,spare) straight on the grate of the smoker or do i need a rib rack? is there any benefit to either, and is the cooking method the same? thanks
 

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Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You can place them directly on the grates personally the only time I use rib racks is if I'm trying to smoke more than will lay on the racks.
 

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Welcome to SMF and like Piney said, I too only use a rack if I cant fit them on on the grates
 

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First off Welcome to SMF there Lester. Now I wouldn't recommend using a rack unless you don't have the room in your smoker. Then I would use the recipe that Jerry (pineywoods) gave you too. 
 

ugaboz

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welcome to the forum, and to answer your question you can do it either way, i have tried it both ways and perfer the right on the grate, and yes when i did both the method for me was the same 2 hours on the grate flipping every 30 with apple juice sprayed on, and them wrapped for an 1hour and a half in foil and then 30 more wrapped with bbbq sauce

 
im new to smoking meats.... Can i put ribs(baby,country,spare) straight on the grate of the smoker or do i need a rib rack? is there any benefit to either, and is the cooking method the same? thanks
 

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