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Old 06-15-2012, 09:37 AM   #1
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An Enlightening Observation

I just put two racks of St Louis cut ribs on the WSM (vertical smoker). Just for ease of everything, I wanted to only use the top rack, so I cut the racks in half.
I happen to have one of those rib racks that I've never used. The kind that you stand the ribs up in so they take up less room, so I used it rather than fiddling around to see if these extra long racks of ribs would fit without.
And as I'm putzing around this mornnig a thought came over me... how the heck am I going to sauce these when the time comes?
My only thought is to carefully pick up each half rack with a pair of tongs, brush, then lay it back into it's spot.
I'll know in a few hours if I ever use this thing again or not.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:39 AM   #2
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It's all an evil plot to get you to cook the ribs dry.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:37 AM   #3
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I smoke my ribs using a rack standing them up. When I'm done smoking them I remove them from the rack a finish them on the grill that's when I apply the sauce.
My wife likes them sauceless and me and my son like them sauce so it works for us.
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Old 06-15-2012, 10:57 AM   #4
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Hmmm... evil plot... I KNEW IT!



I was actually thinking of finishing on the grill, but it goes against my principle. All or nothing. Otherwise I could have just "smoked" them on my gasser.
Oh well. Time will tell. I've got about another hour yet anyway.
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Old 06-15-2012, 03:45 PM   #5
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Old 06-15-2012, 04:56 PM   #6
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This is a picture of my setup. Its actually a SS dish rack from Target. Its lasted 3 years so far and probably somewhere around 40 racks have been put through it. Cost about 8 dollars. Good investment.
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Old 06-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Sorry, Alix... they's et

And my rib rack will go back from where it came, gathering dust. What a PITB. Trying to get the ribs out of it was an exercise in patience. And I'm just not a patient person They were bigger coming out and than going into the rack.
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