Baby Back ribs on the 18.5"

Discussion in 'WSM Owners (Weber Smokey Mountain)' started by texasrob, Nov 5, 2015.

  1. texasrob

    texasrob Fire Starter

    Hello All,

    Will two racks of baby back ribs fit/lay flat on the top grate of the 18.5? My preference is not to use a rib rack, but not a deal breaker to get this unit.


  2. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Hi Rob,

    Yes they can. I have done that several times, but it is a tight fit when they are wrapped in foil. See below. 

    And if you add 3rd grate, then you will be able to fit 6 baby back ribs, but it will be tight fit. 
  3. texasrob

    texasrob Fire Starter

    Thank you so much for the pic. Its just my wife and I...hardly ever cook more than 2 racks at a time. I dont mind if I do foil its a tight preference is to cook them flat. If I get this unit... It will be my 3rd cooking toy...and really appreciate the pic to put my mind at ease!

  4. texasrob

    texasrob Fire Starter

    This pic may have just sold me to get an 18.5" as my 3rd cooker!

  5. freiesleben

    freiesleben Meat Mopper

    Glad I could help Rob. Let me know if you have any other questions. I will be moving up in smoker and get an Assassin Smoker soon :)
  6. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I like to trim off a couple bones rub wrap in bacon rub again then smoke with the racks for snacks!

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