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Old 06-28-2007, 11:01 PM   #1
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I use them on nearly every cook. I use a cheap one from Lowe's. Some of the fancy ones are hard to get the ribs in and out of.
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Old 06-28-2007, 11:09 PM   #2
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I would prefer to lay them flat but us WSM guys are almost forced to use racks unless we're only cooking a couple racks.
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:31 AM   #3
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In a perfect world if space was not an issue I wouldn't use a rack, but as the others have stated when space is an issue the rib rack can allow you too cook far more than you ever planned whether it be on a WSM or a big offset. The only down fall to rib racks is when it's time to sauce the ribs........

Finney got me one of THESE and it works great and is very easy to clean. They changed the design a little for some reason, but this is pretty much the same thing.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:12 AM   #4
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Re: Rib Racks: Your Opinions, Please

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Everyone! Hey, I finally got a replacement offset smoker. Anyways, I was planning on smokin' 6 racks of ribs and I'm not sure they will all fit.

Any opinions on the rib racks that hold them on their side to save space? I'm skeptical as it seems like a bad idea to have them lean on one side.
While I pefer to lay mine flat , if you want to save space on the cooker for other things they are the way to go. I have the one that Weber puts out.
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Old 06-29-2007, 05:54 AM   #5
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I am using 2 rib racks today for a 6 rack rib cook...I like to use them for space and I also think I get a little baste job willy by standing them up too.
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Old 06-29-2007, 09:00 AM   #6
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I have one and have gave it a fair test on several occasions. I hate it. Usually wind up throwing it against a tree. Those things are purty durable. I give it to somebody if I can find it.

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:04 AM   #7
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I use the racks from lowes, but based on a suggestion from Gary, I open them up and set them side by side long ways. This way you can get 7 racks on them and they support the full length of the rack. I've done this twice now with great results for the initial cooking / smoking.




I always lay them flat at the end to apply a layer of sauce to let it glaze or set up. Remember, I'm still a newby so take everything I say with a grain of salt.

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Old 06-29-2007, 10:18 AM   #8
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I also have the Williams-Sonoma racks. I like them best when I cook beef ribs.
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Old 06-29-2007, 12:57 PM   #9
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I use my oven roasting rack. Sometimes.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:17 PM   #10
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I'd rather have them flat but with limited space......yes.
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