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Does anyone use the V rack for ribs?

I was just wondering if any one actually used the V rack for ribs. It's great for turkey, butts and briskets, ect. but I have never used it for ribs. I assume it would work if you cut the racks into and fit them in the slots so the lid would close. But is there any advantage to using it on ribs, especially if you are using the 3/1/1.5 method.[p]Just wondering.........KT


  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    <p />KT,[p]You can sure use the V rack for ribs. I have a rib rack so most all my rib cooks are with it but my V rack looks pretty much like a rib rack if you flip it upside down. You could slip in 7-8 racks or half racks in it. There is no real right or wrong methods, just one you personally like or don't like. [p]Tim
  • KT,I use the v-rack inverted over a drip pan for ribs but really cannot answer if there is an advantage.

  • FrankGFrankG Posts: 32
    Tim M,looks like we agree .You explained it much better and had a great picture. I do well to type. Go Salukis.

  • Tim M,[p]Thanks, I usually go with them laying but thought it might soak up the smoke more evenly if I use the rack. [p]Do you use the rack when you foil the ribs? I would figure this could work, it would save space.[p]Have you ever seperated the cooks into two days? I have a big cook going this weekend and thought about smoking one day and foiling and direct the second. Any thoughts.[p]Thanks,[p]KT

  • KT,[p]I use the V Rack (inverted) all of the time for ribs. I can't comment on foil since I prefer to do the ribs lo and slo. Usually takes anywhere from 5 to 7 hours.[p]Puj

  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    frankG,[p]Since only those who go to SIU-C know what a Saluki is, I assume you went there too.[p]Tim
  • Tim MTim M Posts: 2,410
    KT,[p]""Do you use the rack when you foil the ribs?""[p]I always use a rack when I have more than two racks (which I cut into 4 half racks). They will absorb smoke as long as it can move around the racks. When I put them in foil, I take 2-3 half racks and stack them then wrap them so they are 2-3 tall in the foil. I just lay them on the grid over the ceramic firebricks or the setter since they are now stacked in the foil I can put 5-6 full racks on the grid. The last hour is the tricky part since I like to get them all doing direct and facing the fire for the last hour.
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