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    Rib smoking

    When smoking ribs, is there an advantage (other than space) to using a rack? Does the rendering fat dripping over the meat add to the taste as opposed to the fat dripping on the drip pan?

    IMHO - No advantage regarding taste when using a rib rack. Strictly for real estate saving. I always lay my ribs flat, meat side up.


      I agree. Saving space is the only reason I can think of to use a rib rack.


        Saving space. That's it IMO.


          Welcome to the Pit!

          Yes, on a traditional grill a rack is for saving space. If you have a PBC the meat hangs over the coals and drips on to them as the cook progresses. This gives the meat a different type of flavor.


            Just as long as ya cook em, yessir.


              What they said ☝️


                Using a rack could extend the cooking time, due to the meat being so close together.


                  I’ve used a rack. There is no difference in flavor.


                    An alternative to the rack is to stack.....

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                    • Troutman
                      Troutman commented
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                      No, that's pork-a-licious

                    • Sweaty Paul
                      Sweaty Paul commented
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                      So many choices and can only take one first bite! A great problem to have!

                    • MarkN
                      MarkN commented
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                      Nice sandwich.

                    I have a PBC and I find that my ribs actually come out better when they are hung then when they are flat on the grate, but that is just my experience. I can place 2 racks flat easily but even if I am doing just 1 rack I still prefer to hang em.


                    • HawkerXP
                      HawkerXP commented
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                      Oh yeah. PBC, PBC, PBC!


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