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V-rack or not.

I am seeing several people using the V-rack for there pork butts. I have always just laid mine on the grate. Is there any advantage to using the V-rack other than using it to get the butt off the grill when its done?
Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE


  • BobsBGEBobsBGE Posts: 99
    I've done both and see little difference except with the V-rack, I have something else I have to clean.
    Fayetteville, Ga
  • SGHSGH Posts: 17,395

    No difference in cooking. V-rack makes handling meat easier. I like using them but thats just me.

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  • AlbertaEggerAlbertaEgger Posts: 1,067
    I love the V-rack and use it often. Ribs, Roast, chickens, turkey breasts. Its not always used, but deffinetly a handy rack.
    County of Parkland, Alberta, Canada
  • tarheelmatttarheelmatt Posts: 4,608
    I bought a V-rack but never used it... 

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  • Jeffroe189Jeffroe189 Posts: 213

    I bought a V-rack but never used it... 

    I bought mine for the thanks giving turkey and have not used it since. Lol
    Jeff from Winston-Salem, NC  - LBGE
  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 654
    I use my V-Rack for Ribs and also elevating my Brisket when I do it "Travis Style" among other things but have never used it for Pork Butt. I typically do multiple butts at one time and using the V-Rack wouldn't work for me.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • tcampbelltcampbell Posts: 646
    I don't have a plate setter r a stone for my medium egg so I use the v rack and set in a drip pan for sorta indirect works good for that.
  • My v rack has only been used for turkey... probably a candidate for that post of things you regret buying
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