Question about rib rack?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by smokinbo, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. smokinbo

    smokinbo Fire Starter

    I am new to smoking and had a friend of mine tell me he only smokes his ribs if they are on a rib rack. I have a Old Country 20" Heavy Duty Smoker and have only smoked ribs twice with it. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  2. bbqhead

    bbqhead Smoking Fanatic

    rib racks are ok if your doing alot and dont have room , but if you have plenty of space just cook them flat on the racks.
  3. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I have a rib rack and some times I use it and some times I don't. I get great results weather I use it or not.
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    U have never used a rib rack but if you do your not commenting a sin or anything. Alot of folks here use them whn they don't have enough room. You can get alot more ribs on a grill with a rack but with my new smoker (vault 24") i can get maybe 6-8 racks and if I need more then that I do have another smoker I'll be looking for a bigger and better smoker.
  5. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Like these guys said, use one if you don't have enough room to fit the ribs and don't bother if you have the space.
    Putting them in a rack or laying them flat won't be the key to an awesome rack of ribs the thing that really matters is your meat, rub, smoke and temperature. Those are the things that will produce a great meal and not the way you set the ribs in the smoker.
  6. smokinbo

    smokinbo Fire Starter

    Thanks for all the info!!!

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