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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?

    #2
    IMHO - No advantage regarding taste when using a rib rack. Strictly for real estate saving. I always lay my ribs flat, meat side up.

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      #3
      I agree. Saving space is the only reason I can think of to use a rib rack.

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        #4
        Saving space. That's it IMO.

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          #5
          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.

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            #6
            Just as long as ya cook em, yessir.

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              #7
              What they said ☝️

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                #8
                Using a rack could extend the cooking time, due to the meat being so close together.

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                  #9
                  I’ve used a rack. There is no difference in flavor.

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                    #10
                    An alternative to the rack is to stack.....

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                    • Troutman
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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.

                    #11
                    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.

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                    • HawkerXP
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                      Oh yeah. PBC, PBC, PBC!

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