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va_connoisseur
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PostPosted: Oct 24 2012    Post subject: Help with 100lbs of ribs Reply with quote

Has anyone cooks ribs using an aluminum pan and bamboo skewers as a make shift rack? Instead of laying the ribs flat, standing them on their ends and supports them with skewers. I figure I can get 6-8 slabs per pan with a little room between each slab.

I only have 2 racks and wanted to use the pans to maximize the space in my cooking chamber. Going to cook 100lbs of St. Louis ribs this weekend on my 120 gallon reverse flow and figured this would maximize space. Comments/suggestions?
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PostPosted: Oct 24 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a good idea but I don't think you can put 6 to 8 racks per pan. You need to have some space between each rack for air to circulate like the rib racks. Also, I would poke holes in the pan between the ribs to help with the air flow. Using several pans in my smoker at the same time usually increases my cook time so I would add some time. Max I have cooked is 60 lbs of ribs. Good luck. Tell me how it turns out.
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PostPosted: Oct 24 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm just trying to follow the conversation. I understand coiling and skewering the ribs, but what's the purpose are the pans? Are you placing the coiled ribs on the grate, and then placing a pan with more ribs on top of those ribs to double up the amount of ribs per rack?
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PostPosted: Oct 24 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can do it without the pan use 2 skewers for 4 racks just thread 'em on they will stand up on their own.
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PostPosted: Oct 24 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fig Pucker wrote:
I'm just trying to follow the conversation. I understand coiling and skewering the ribs, but what's the purpose are the pans? Are you placing the coiled ribs on the grate, and then placing a pan with more ribs on top of those ribs to double up the amount of ribs per rack?


No, I was not planning on coiling the ribs (although that is a good idea). The plan was was to use the pan and skewers to create a pseudo rib rack (ribs standing on their side in pan with skewers holding them)
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PostPosted: Oct 24 2012    Post subject: Reply with quote

va_connoisseur wrote:
Fig Pucker wrote:
I'm just trying to follow the conversation. I understand coiling and skewering the ribs, but what's the purpose are the pans? Are you placing the coiled ribs on the grate, and then placing a pan with more ribs on top of those ribs to double up the amount of ribs per rack?


No, I was not planning on coiling the ribs (although that is a good idea). The plan was was to use the pan and skewers to create a pseudo rib rack (ribs standing on their side in pan with skewers holding them)


Why not place the ribs directly onto the grate? Is it just easier to handle all thos ribs if they're in a pan? Never cooking more than 8 racks at any one time, I'm just a noob tyring to understand... Smile

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