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  • Jerod Broussard
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    I like the bend test on a full rack, toothpick when they get shorter.

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  • Ernest
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    I prefer the toothpick test so cutting in half is never an issue.

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  • kcbill13
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    It is tough getting ribs in Australia at all, so I often have this problem, in that local butchers that will do ribs for me at all tend to leave hunks of meat on the ends. I find it much better to just trim to fit cooking space, then put all of the extra 2 or 3 rib pieces on a less heated rack. That way i can still do the bend test, and the bits work out really good but don't always make it for the guests...Oh well!

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  • JeffJ
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    I cut mine in half when I use the 14.5 WSM.

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  • Mosca
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    I cut mine in half also, for the BGE.

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  • Ernest
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    I cut mine in half all the time when using the PBC.

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  • _John_
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    Either way you choose I think will get you better results than this, which I have seen several times online lately.
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  • Huskee
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    No harm at all. You just can't do the "bend test" with half racks.

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  • Lunkhead
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    Ribs won't fit

    I have a relatively small smoker. The racks of St. Louis ribs I have don't fit on the racks. Is there any harm in cutting them in half? The alternative is to just cut off the 1-2 ribs on the end that make the rack too long.

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