Baby back ribs on a rib rack

Discussion in 'Pork' started by trevorh, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. I have a Green Mountain Pellet. Usually I do the ribs flat on the grill and haven't had any issues. However, when I need to cook more, I have to use a rack, which will hold seven.

    I used a rack for the first time last weekend. I have to admit, but I tried a different approach then I normally do as far as my cooking temp. Why stray from something that works right??? Lesson learned.

    Never the less, I did 7 racks at 180 for four hours and then 225 for about 2 hours. I knew I had pulled them a bit early for my liming but people were looking at me like they were going to starve.

    They tasted good, but were tough and didn't pull clean....

    My question is, aside from "not cooking them long enough", when smoking/cooking ribs in a rack, does it extend the cook time?

    Thanks and happy q'in.
  2. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I don't believe it does....for what that's worth.
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Using the racks shouldn't have any effect on the cook time...but a fuller smoker of meat would.  In my experience, the more mass of meat in your cooker, the more it'll effect total cook time.  So if you are using the rack so that you can make room for more food in the cooker, you might have to adjust accordingly.

  4. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


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