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Rib Layout

smoke_monstersmoke_monster Posts: 42
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
With my previous smoker, whenever I smoked ribs, I used to throw on some salmon for the last couple of hours.  With this in mind, what is the best way to lay out ribs:

- Vertical Rack
- 2 to a level

Concern with the vertical rack is that putting salmon on top is going to make for a pretty high cook (vertical height).  Will that even fit?

Concern with the multi-level layout for ribs - do you have to rotate the ribs throughout the cook to ensure even cooking?  I will occasionally smoke up to 6 racks.  I'm just concerned that in a multi-level layout, I may have a lot of juggling across 4 tiers (3 for racks and 1 for salmon).

Any ideas?



  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 938
    I am pretty sure that I would not mix fish and pork on the grill.

  • When I cook ribs, I don't touch them until I am looking to take them off.  I have cooked on 2 levels as well. I don't even open the lid for at least 5 hours.

    I have never cooked salmon, so I can't comment on the best way to do that.
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • Just a note - when I do the salmon, I usually smoke it on a piece of foil - so the salmon and ribs do not come in contact.
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