Meat side up or down?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by john weeks, Dec 7, 2015.

  1. john weeks

    john weeks Newbie

    Going to smoke some ribs tomorrow. Which is better? Smoking the meaty side up or down? Or do you turn it during the smoking process? If so, how frequently?
  2. smokingearl

    smokingearl Meat Mopper

    Meat side up. Don't turn it over at all.
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  3. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Meat side up unless I hang them in the smoker.
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2015
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  4. :yeahthat: times 3. Once the ribs go in, I dont open the smoker till its time to take them out since I dont foil.
    Smoke it up.
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  5. maple sticks

    maple sticks Smoking Fanatic

    Meat side up till foil time, then meat side down.
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  6. ibbones

    ibbones Meat Mopper

    That's the way I do'em also.  Really good.
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  7. john weeks

    john weeks Newbie

    Cool. Thanks guys. They'll be hitting the smoke within an hour.
  8. john weeks

    john weeks Newbie

    I have a MES. How many times do you recommend adding chips in a 6 to 7 hour cook cycle?
    Last edited: Dec 8, 2015
  9. john weeks

    john weeks Newbie

    Ribs came out great. Thanks for the tips. I kept the smoker shut up for the entire process. Meat side up of course. The meat came right off of the bone and was incredibly moist and tender.

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