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Old 03-19-2009, 10:48 PM   #1
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Smoked babyback question

I need to fit 2 full racks of ribs in my brinkman gourmet smoker and the only way i can do that, i think, is by cutting them in half. I have heard rumurs that you are NOT supposed to cut the ribs before you cook them. Is this true?

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Old 03-20-2009, 08:58 AM   #2
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There are several types/brands of THESE available where you can cook multiple slabs of ribs etc. --- Or just cut them in half. Either method will solve your problem! --- LOOK here also!

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:02 AM   #3
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You could try bending them into a "C" shape and cook them on edge to fit the smoker better.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:30 AM   #4
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I've cut racks in half to fit on my Brinkman and never noticed there being anything wrong with them.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:35 AM   #5
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The rib rack holder is all you need. Uncle Bob is right. Don't put too much bbq sauce on until they are almost ready. Enjoy!
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Old 03-20-2009, 12:00 PM   #6
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Ok thNX GUYS. Dang caps lock... Some guy told me that if you cut them before you cook them they dry out. Sounded fishy to me so i came here. Ill try to find a rib rack locally since sunday is when i need to cook them OH and another important question. Bare in mind i have only used this machine once. If i use the second rack that sits on the ater bowl, will the heat be hotter there than it is at the top of the smoker where the second rack is?

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Old 03-20-2009, 04:01 PM   #7
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I believe both the top and bottom grill levels cook at about the same temperature with maybe a slight edge to the top level being hotter.....You may wanna try ribs on the bottom level...chicken up top. The chicken will get done quicker, and come off first.--- Faster cooking foods on top...slower cooking on bottom...HTH

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Old 03-20-2009, 05:47 PM   #8
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I use the vertical electric Brinkman. I love it. My experience has been that the top grill gets much hotter. I put anything I want to really brown up there. I just exchange them if I have the same items on both levels. I think because the upper grill is closer to the round top, it gets more of the heat that is restributed, hence it gets hotter.
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Old 03-20-2009, 09:54 PM   #9
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So the ribs at top will theoretically have more bark from the rub then the ones on the bottom
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Old 03-21-2009, 07:10 AM   #10
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IMO I think the amount of "bark" will be imperceptible between the two levels under normal operating temperatures......

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