Stacking ribs

Discussion in 'Pork' started by maine yeti, May 13, 2014.

  1. Hello everyone, I have a master forge vertical charcoal smoker and it only has two racks in it. Is it ok to stack a pile of ribs on each grill so that I can smoke 4-6 whole ribs racks cut in half at once ?
  2. jwcnj4502

    jwcnj4502 Fire Starter

    You can get "rib racks" that will hold the half rack of ribs nicely. I have one and it works fine and gives you the ability to put more in at one time. Got mine at Lowes but have seen them at Walmart, Home Depot, and other places. I think they hold 4 or 6 half racks, not sure of the amount
    Last edited: May 13, 2014
  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ive seen several here roll their Ribs to get a fit ...that being said , you could cut the Ribs , and they would come out well also.

    I've used stacking when using a small Smoker and no room , however it takes longer to finish and a lot of baby-sitting. JMHO.
  4. demosthenes9

    demosthenes9 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You won't get smoke penetration where meats are touching each other.   It will also make the ribs cook unevenly.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ^^^ What Demo said.^^^

    I do stack ribs when I foil (Step #2), but never when smoking (Step #1).

    Like mentioned earlier---Might look into Rib racks.

  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Rib Racks are Cheap and work well. Look at the size of the rack to make sure they fit your shelf. Some are really big...JJ
  7. Thanks for the help, I'm going to look Into some racks at lowes and walmart.
  8. Masterbuilt has great Rib Rack.  I have 2 of them and use then both, often.  I picked these up at the Local TSC store

    Last edited: May 14, 2014

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