First spare ribs question

Discussion in 'Pork' started by milo, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. milo

    milo Newbie

     When I place my ribs on bottom rack would it be bad if i place them in a cookie sheet? I have 3 racks and 3 "shelves" the reason i want to place lowest one on a cookie sheet is to protect my heat source an older hotplate/double burner. T-minus 2 hours until I throw them in, and I am getting excited.
     
  2. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    That would most likely cause some temperature fluctuations within the smoker and make the bottom rack cook faster as the cookie sheet would absorb a lot of heat. If you want to put a sheet or pan under your food I would suggest putting it on a rack by itself then putting the food above it.
     
  3. milo

    milo Newbie

    Thank you for the speedy reply. They are in with no drip pan, let the juices fall where they may. Pictures to follow.
     
  4. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    I use foil to cover any areas that may get dripped on.That way I'm not really changing the heating or air flow while still making it easy to clean up.
     

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