First time Rib smoking

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by markuk, May 20, 2013.

  1. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    After my reasonalbe attempt at pulled pork ( see

    was wanting to try ribs but the layout of my smoker would only allow for 1 rack

    (see pic)

    However I assume it's okay to design some form of racking to allow multi layers of ribs ?

    Our equivelent of Walmary sells cooling racks for baking which I guess could be adapted - if that's okay how much speration should I allow to make sure the smoke gets round okay - think a maximum I would ever want to do would be 4 Racks of Ribs?

    I'm aware of the 321 method so would do that

    Any help as ever is appreciated

  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

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  3. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup---What "S2K9K" said.

    Here's one in action:


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  4. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    Hey thanks

    Looks a bit like a dish drainer - can proabably adapt one as I'm a DIY sort of person

  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  6. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    Looks interesting thank you

    Visit Germany on a regular basis - had a great BBQ once where this old man just dug a hole in the ground and bbq's pork steaks there and then and proudly told us the pig was only killed that morning !
  7. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    Re Weber Rack

    PS think I'm going to have to go DIY  - they are £ 18  ($ 28) over here on amazon !

    More I've looked at photo the more it Looks like a toast rack - might look at adapted one of those
  8. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Looks like it might be tight spacing....I wonder how bendable that metal is. I bet you could make it work. But your original idea had merit too. Maybe set a cooling rack on some soup cans to get above the first rack. As long as you have air circulating around the meat.... But to be honest , I think the rib rack idea is probably best. It's too bad you can't find the ultra cheap ones like they sell at the dollar store here. They work pretty well. And they're only 2dollars or so. :grilling_smilie:
  9. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

    Would probably be able to cut out every other bit of metal - think the max number if Ribs I would do is 3 at a time so should work - we have "Pound Shops" so may check there

    Thanks for the help

  10. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    Lowes has a pretty good rib/roast rack for a good price and thinking of getting one. I do have one now that I got a couple years ago and works pretty good.
  11. I have even used my bacon hooks and hung my ribs from the end. I just pressed the spikes of the bacn hooks through the meat between 2 rib bones and hung them in the smoker. They came out awesome.

  12. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      That rack should work using every other space if the rib rack will fit in the space. Otherwise, take out the unused pieces of metal.

  13. markuk

    markuk Smoking Fanatic

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