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Rich B

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Rib Rack orientation #3
« on: May 19, 2015, 09:41:28 AM »
Since the #3 is deep enough for full racks of ribs, why is the rib rack shelf for the #3 oriented sideways which means you would have to cut the ribs anyway.  Wouldn't it be better to have the full length slabs of ribs running front to back?  I would gladly test one out for coming up with this earth shattering award winning suggestion, just saying...  :)

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Re: Rib Rack orientation #3
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2015, 09:52:04 AM »
I've seen the rib hooks but not a rack.  Got a picture?

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Re: Rib Rack orientation #3
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2015, 10:10:48 AM »
http://www.smokin-it.com/rib_rack_for_model_3_electric_smoker_p/ribrack3.htm

I don't have one but it looks like using the rack for the #2 turned the wrong direction in the #3 would make more sense. I would not want to cut the racks down from full size.
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Re: Rib Rack orientation #3
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2015, 07:39:28 PM »
According to Steve's text, on the site, it'll hold 14" slabs of ribs.  Unless you are trying to smoke a whole lotta ribs at one time (and I mean a LOT in the #3), I recommend forgetting the rib rack and lay them flat on the shelves, bone-side down.  Not only do I think this is the best way to smoke ribs, it's also easier!  When they're flat, the meat is insulated from the heat by the bones, and the juices help self-baste the ribs instead of dripping off the end (if they're standing vertical).
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Re: Rib Rack orientation #3
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2015, 08:16:19 AM »
+1 to Tony.  I tried the rib rack along with normal racks one day in my #2 and didn't like how the baby backs turned out.  With their curve, they ended up laying on each other and preventing the bark formation so I pulled the ones on the regular rack and let laid out the ones that had been on the rib rack to bark up...they turned out dry because of the extra time
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