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St. Louis ribs in an aluminum pan. Help!

va_connoisseur

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Has anyone cooks ribs using an aluminum pan and bamboo skewers as a make shift rack? Instead of laying the ribs flat, standing them on their ends and supports them with skewers.

I figure I can get 6-8 slabs per pan with a little room between each slab. I only have 2 racks and wanted to use the pans to maximize the space in my cooking chamber. Going to cook 100lbs of St. Louis ribs this weekend on my 120 gallon reverse flow and figured this would maximize space. Comments/suggestions?
 

pgsmoker64

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The skewers would work of course but you can get rib racks pretty cheap that would deliver superior results (well maybe not for 100 pounds of ribs.  Be sure to soak the skewers in water before you put them in the ribs and on the smoker.

I don't know that you would need the aluminum pans, that would only take up more room.

Good luck
 

va_connoisseur

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Yeah, I have three rib racks that hold 7 slabs per. Never thought I would need more and most places are out of stock. The skewers were plan B
 

pgsmoker64

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Like I said, the skewers will work.  Just snake the ribs on there - kind of an "S" shape, this will give them some stability when you stand them up on the side.  I've done it twice but I got the idea from the Food Network...can't exactly remember who, but I think it was Bobby Flay.
 

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