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Ribs in rack or on the grill

GaryBusheyGaryBushey Posts: 63
edited 4:42PM in EggHead Forum
I have seen people doing it both ways. Any reason for one over the other or is it just a matter of preference?

Comments

  • My preferance is to go flat only because I like to finish them flat with sauce. I used a rib rack for along time until I got set-up to go flat. Either works fine but if you like to sauce it's easier flat.
  • For me, it's a matter of scale. With only one grid, you can only fit two racks of ribs flat in the Egg. With a rack, you can fit 6 or more. So if I'm cooking a lot, I use my rack. If I'm cooking one or two, I cook them flat.

    -John
  • I do a bit of both. I start my ribs in a rack - I just like the way they cook better. When I set up two grates with my adjustable rig, it can be harder to get them to cook evenly. So I use the rack to cook them the first 3 hours, then I foil them not in the rack, and when I take them out to sauce them, I lay them flat for that, and if I;m cooking a bunch, I will use the A.R. and 2 grates. I just use the rack for the first 3 hours, and it works great every time!
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