quick question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by mcp9, Apr 27, 2009.

  1. mcp9

    mcp9 Meat Mopper

    can i stack racks of ribs on top of each other to smoke? say 6 racks, 3 across and 2 deep? if you know what im saying? i wouldnt see why not, but i wanted to throw it out there.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I would think it will work but not gonna get as much smoke in them I would rotate them a few times
     
  3. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Is a rib rack an option? stand them on end
     
  4. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I would think it would slow the cooking process down too. Since you're not able to get heat on both sides of the meat at the same time.

    I guess if I were to try it, I would see if I could get the (now removed) membrane sides to face each other. That would leave an air gap between the two racks. But not sure if they would sit like that.

    I'd say a better option would be to use a rack. Here's one I found on amazon for $10 that holds 6 racks

    http://tinyurl.com/d59448
     
  5. mcp9

    mcp9 Meat Mopper

    i like to foil and add alitte apple juice. the rack doesnt allow for this. that is my only dislike.
     
  6. ohm

    ohm StickBurners SMF Premier Member

  7. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    When you foil, put a couple racks of ribs together in the foil, when you remove from foil, put them back into the rib rack. You can still spray them down while in the rack.
     
  8. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Use the racks for the first step.....double em up in the foil (bone sides together as dude said)....after the foil, back on the racks.
     
  9. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I would suggest getting and using a rack until it's time to foil them. Then stacking them would be ok as long as you rotated them for even cooking. Once they're removed from the foil, I'd put them back in the rack to firm up.
     
  10. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    I would use the rack to start out, then foil and layout in smoker. The ribs arent' taking on smoke in the foil,just braising the meat. Then put them back on rack to firm up for last hr.

    just my $.02
     
  11. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    ...or you could send me 3 of the racks and I'll smoke them here.

    And to answer your next question, of course I'll take pictures and let you know how they were!

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  12. mcp9

    mcp9 Meat Mopper

    thanks for the help
     
  13. Use the rack. Then when you foil 'em, stick 'em in the oven cause they're not getting any smoke after they're foiled anyway.
     
  14. pignit

    pignit Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If for some reason you just have to stack em up.... I'd pick up something like a few 1/2 dowel rods and lay them inbetween the layers of ribs. That way you are getting air circulating all the way around the rib. Just an idea.
     

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