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First time using vertical rack for ribs...

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  • Rjbachtold
    Club Member
    • Nov 2017
    • 133
    • La Monte, MO

    First time using vertical rack for ribs...

    So I had about 20 people coming over for Christmas party last night and I wanted to cook some ribs. Had to cook them vertically because 3 racks of spare ribs wouldn’t fit on the Large BGE. I’m glad I started it early because after it’s all said and done it took 7 hours from start to finish for my larger racks. Here are some pics.

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    After hour 3
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    After cooking in foil with Parkay butter and brown sugar and sauced
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    the finished product
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  • Mosca
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    • Oct 2014
    • 3774
    • PA
    • Large Big Green Egg, Weber Performer Deluxe, Weber Smokey Joe Silver, Maverick 732, DigiQ, and too much other stuff to mention.

    #2
    What did you think? I can get 3 racks on a LBGE using a second shelf and cutting them in half. Did you reorient them halfway through?

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    • Rjbachtold
      Club Member
      • Nov 2017
      • 133
      • La Monte, MO

      #3
      Ya I moved them from back to front. I cut them in half to get them to fit. I probably should get a second rack. The rack I have is pretty wide so they were pretty much getting held up from falling down. Many of them were touching.

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      • RonB
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        • Apr 2016
        • 13507
        • Near Richmond VA
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        #4
        Another option would be to roll each rack into a circle with a slight overlap and run a skewer through the overlap all the way through the other side. I'm sure you could get at least 3 racks in the GE that way - maybe more. This is not my idea, and there are some photos of this somewhere in the Pit.

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        • gcdmd
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          Great idea, using the concept of a crown roast.
      • Rjbachtold
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        • Nov 2017
        • 133
        • La Monte, MO

        #5
        Oh well thanks. That does sound like a good option. Never thought of that.

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        • Pirate Scott
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          I rolled eight Baby Back Racks, and put them on my 26” Kettle. Not my best cook, but what the heck Ya gotta learn somehow, I am getting used to the hard way.

        • Pirate Scott
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          Those look great!
      • Rjbachtold
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        • Nov 2017
        • 133
        • La Monte, MO

        #6
        Thank you!

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        • Mosca
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          #7
          I use a rib rack when I do them on the 22” Weber. I move them front to back, and give a single flip.

          I love my BGE, but the size can be inconvenient for some things. Most of the time it is fine, and then I want to make 3 racks of ribs!

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          • DWCowles
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            • Jul 2014
            • 9702
            • Smiths Grove, Ky
            • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

            #8
            Fabulous!

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