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Piling ribs - what is the effect?

va_connoisseur

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I have a 120 gallon reverse flow and have been asked to do a few events. In order to increase the capacity I am considering "piling" the ribs in, kind of overlapping them. Not stacking. Like playing card but a little overlap.

How will this effect the final prduct? I think I may lose some bark but what about smoke flavor/smoke ring?
 

raptor700

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You will lose a little, the main thing would be the apperance of the finished product.

You could keep moving them to avoid that but if you keep opening the door it will add to your cook time.

If possible, you could use rib racks and you could fit them in with no problem.
 

daveomak

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Va-Con, evening... Someone on the forum rolled the racks into circles and tied them with string... If I correctly recall.... they take up half or less the room.... they looked cool too... like a crown rib roast....  I think whoever did that was using an UDS...  Does make them hard to foil... I guess you could  3 in string.... 2 in foil after cutting the string... then 1....  1/2 at a time... Just thinking...  Never done that many ribs before....

Dave 
 

va_connoisseur

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Thanks for the heads up. I am going to have my builder make a rib rack for me. If I make enough catering this summer, I'm having a 250 built. LOL
 

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