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Bottom of ribs burning

When I make ribs, I find that the bottom of the rack often ends up burned. I normally cook them for about 2 - 2.5 hours at 275 dome before foiling for 45 minutes or so. I use a plate setter with the grid on top of that. 

Does anybody else have this problem? Should I flip them once or twice? 


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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,467
    edited August 2013
    @jimi1234 make sure your dome thermometer is accurate, calibrate with boiling water and wrench if needed. Also, use foil to protect the bottom of ends that overhang the plate-setter.
    canuckland
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  • hondabbqhondabbq Posts: 1,063

    I use a 16" cake pan I found when doing los and slows. It allows enough air flow and I don't have any overhang beyond the pan.

    I used to have this problem but not anymore.

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,815
    Anything that hangs over the plate setter will often burn.  You can cut the racks in half and in addition use foil or pans (or foil pans) to increase the coverage.  Rib rack also helps to fit them all and keep them out of the direct heat. 


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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527
    My favorite racks come in twos

    =))
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  • rsmith193rsmith193 Posts: 219
    When I wrap, (in butcher paper only) I put the ribs in the wrap meat siide down. Then back in for 45 minutes. Then unwrap bone side down. For 30 to 45 minutes. When I wrap I do put some liquids in it.
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  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 682
    hondabbq said:

    I use a 16" cake pan I found when doing los and slows. It allows enough air flow and I don't have any overhang beyond the pan.

    I used to have this problem but not anymore.

    +1. I never had burnt problem probably because I do this too. I used the 16" round cake pan.

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