Best placement of ribs on my MES 30

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by deerjohn, Dec 22, 2015.

  1. As I mentioned in another post, I am quickly approaching my first smoke on Christmas Eve!!  3 slabs of Baby Backs resting in the frig awaiting the touch of my gentle fingers!  Should I place them high, low, or in the center of the smoker??

                   M E R R Y   C H R I S T M A S   To all you smokers  !! 
  2. brickguy221

    brickguy221 Smoking Fanatic

    I have a 40" Smoker and place them on the 3rd shelf from the top. I think others place them on the second shelf from the top, but not sure of that. Either place will work.
  3. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    2nd or 3rd shelf for me. I dont like the top and the bottom is to close to the heat. Just my way.
  4. daricksta

    daricksta Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you have four cooking racks, place the slabs on racks 1-3. I never use rack 4 (lowest rack) because it's too close to the heating element.

    And Merry Christmas to you, deerjohn!
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2015

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