ECB vertical smoker and Rib Racks

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by pinkmeat, Jul 31, 2008.

  1. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    Anybody have any pics of this scenario and how they setup the height of the cooking grids? I am trying to figure out if I can fit a significant number more ribs in the ECB vertical that way.

    Right now 3 racks St Louis is all that will fit, and they lay on top of each other a little.....I guess I could order another set of hangers and a third shelf from Brinkmann.
  2. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    I use kabbob sticks to curl them up in a little O shape and stand them up. I think I could fit 4 on my ECB if I tried.
  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I bought a vertical with a door and slide out racks.
    My old ECB handles the butts. [​IMG]
  4. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    well, 4 on each rack top and bottom. lol!
  5. bigwayne

    bigwayne Smoke Blower

    When I had an electric ECB, I used 2 of this type of rack for ribs:


    I could usually put 6 half racks per shelf that way for a total of 6 full racks of ribs in the smoker at a time.

    4 inside the slots and a leaner on each side. Would have to rotate the leaners with the middle ones to get even cooking.
  6. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    on a full load which cooked faster, top or bottom shelf?
  7. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    howufiga, how do you figure that?
  8. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I got six in my ECB once using a rack on top and bottom much like BigWayne here. I had to rotate them a LOT and it took longer than the 2-2-1 method for sure. If I do them again on the ECB (unlikely since I got the drum) I would only go 2 on top and 2 on bottom. The top rack is about +20 deg warmer than the lower rack on my ECB electric. Good luck.

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