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lots of people i see use v-racks when cooking ribs. does anyone NOT use one? is there a big difference in the outcome if not using one vs using one?
I prefer them flat on the grill If I'm only cooking two racks. I used the V rack for making 3 racks a while back and since I foil them, it was a pain to get them back into it with the foil on, without ripping the foil.
I prefer them flat on the grill If I'm only cooking two racks. I used the V rack for making 3 racks a while back and since I foil them, it was a pain to get them back into it with the foil on, without ripping the foil.@FxLynch once you foiled them you could have just stacked them anyway that you want. All they are getting at that point is heat, just like having them in an oven.I quit foiling years ago, but when I did I just put them on anyway they would fit.
Wouldn't stacking them (whether foiled or not) insulate those not on the top or bottom of the stack?
Bone side down for the duration-lazy once the BGE is in charge. but I'm in the X-0-0 camp as well. Moral of the short story-experiment, find what works, remember it and then conduct controlled variations to get the end-result even better. Remember it's all about the journey!
Large and Small BGE, and a baby black Kub.
And all the toys to make me look like a Gizmo Chef.
Great info - thanks all. Only doing one rack, bone down, car wash Mike's method. Hoping one rack is enough for the two of us! (wife and I)
I've done all three. V rack for 2slabs, inverted v rack for four slabs, and on grid for single slab I didn't see a huge difference. Just try to keep the ends of the ribs out of direct heat if you don't want them (the ends) to dry out.
Basically ribs are cooked as usual (bone side down for me) for the first X hours. Then they are removed from the cooker and wrapped with liquid (Q sauce, some other liquid for flavoring etc) in a foil pouch with the meat side down. This becomes step -0- mentioned above. The sealed ribs are then returned to the cooker. At the end of the "0" time-frame, the ribs are removed from the foil and then put back on the BGE for the final "0" time-frame. This is when sauce is added if your desire. X-X-X defines the cook cycle. Those of us X-0-0 run without any of the above extras. It's all in what you like-experiment and enjoy the journey.