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Cooking Ribs Flat or Vertical
How many of you cook your ribs flat (I suppose turning them?) as opposed to cooking them on a rib rack?
I cook them flat because I only cook 1 to 3 racks at a time and it makes it easier to apply a sauce at the end.
See the below post. I have been 50/50 with the rack but spider & adj. rig are def. in my future. The rack works good but those laying flat were great.
Just depend on how many I'm doing, I prefer to do them flat. -RP
I do them both ways....the racks I did today, I began in an inverted V-rack for the first three hours, then foiled them flat for an hour, then did them on the grate flat for another hour, saucing the last 30 minutes.
Mike in Abita
I cook mine flat. See
I guess I do it this way cause I can. :laugh: I normally do two or three racks. If I were to do more than four or five I would have to get imaginative with the arrangement.
I have cooked them vertically/standing. But, returned to cooking them bone side down.
I never turn them.
At some contests, I see cooker hanging them. Back in Pellsylvania, we hung our hams to smoke them. We used sassafrass & smoked them for a week or 2 without the aid of a thermometer.
Like most BBQ cooking...there is no one best way. My immediate family dictates how I cook & what seasoning I use.
I cook them flat--check out my post three down from yours.
It depends on the number of racks. More than 3 I use a vertical rack.
With my MED, I use a rib rack. With my mini, I roll them.
Frank from Houma
Cook em flat - I guess because I can. Have done 6 at a time but think I could do 12 on the flat on the XL if I needed to. Have cooked them with homemade extension and with fire brick extension. Prefer fire brick set up - ease of set up and take down.
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