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Dex
08-05-2013, 07:04 PM
Who does?

I've seen a lot of guys at comps and on TV cooking ribs on bakers racks. Other than ease of handling, is there any other advantage to doing this?

columbia1
08-05-2013, 08:18 PM
If you mean cookie sheets, we use them for injecting too, keeps the mess under control.

Mad About Que
08-05-2013, 08:35 PM
he's talking about cooling racks. what I like about them is that you can pick things up in bulk and move them with out having to touch them. think ribs VS tongs if you've got that perfect glaze on them.. crappy part, stuff tends to stick to them in the hard to clean places. if you're going to get them, don't get the wally world cheap-o's. get some stainless ones that will hold up. the cheap ones flake and I don't know what that black plastic is made of, but guess it no taste to good.

Fat Freddy
08-05-2013, 08:39 PM
I cook on Weber bullets and after my chicken gets its bath, I like to dip it in the sauce and use bakers cooling racks in a different foil pan to set the sauce. Easier to get in and out of the cooker for me and whether I am right or not I think that with it being just off the bottom of the pan sets the sauce on the bottom better.

ShencoSmoke
08-05-2013, 08:45 PM
I use them for ribs. Restaurant depot has multiple sizes, the size I use fits 2 racks perfectly. So I can move 4 racks easily without touching them. I had a friend borrow one and he used it on the grill- bad idea. They will rust if exposed to hot grill temps.

Dex
08-05-2013, 08:48 PM
Yeah thanks... "cooling racks." I've always called them bakers racks.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/ndexter/ribrack.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/ndexter/ribrack2.jpg

Slamdunkpro
08-05-2013, 08:58 PM
I use them for ribs. Restaurant depot has multiple sizes, the size I use fits 2 racks perfectly. So I can move 4 racks easily without touching them. I had a friend borrow one and he used it on the grill- bad idea. They will rust if exposed to hot grill temps.
The Restaurant depot ones are chromed wire and thy start flaking after 4-5 uses.

NickyG
08-05-2013, 09:04 PM
I really like the JOS ones because they have the handles on them. Use them for ribs and chicken. Makes it really easy to get off the smoker.

big brother smoke
08-05-2013, 09:24 PM
I use them on big meats with rack inside a foil pan. Using the racks cuts down on grease in the smoker.

Stark-O-Rama
08-05-2013, 11:03 PM
I really like the JOS ones because they have the handles on them. Use them for ribs and chicken. Makes it really easy to get off the smoker.

Help a brother out - what's JOS?

I'd love to get some with handles.....

Big Ace
08-06-2013, 12:19 AM
Help a brother out - what's JOS?

I'd love to get some with handles.....

http://www.jacksoldsouth.com/store

Dex
08-06-2013, 05:31 AM
What are the dimensions of the Jacks Old South racks?

Wampus
08-06-2013, 09:05 AM
We like em for chicken because we can move all of the chicken in and out of the smoker quickly at once without touching. They also allow the sauce to drain off easily.

We have the RD ones and have used them all last year and this year and have noticed no flaking. We just soak them in a bucket of water after using then they get put in the dishwasher at home to clean.

EMTTLC
08-06-2013, 09:10 AM
Frog mats work great too

Dex
08-06-2013, 09:57 AM
I just ordered 2 of these on Amazon.

Rated up to 450 degrees.

RLTXBBQ
08-06-2013, 09:58 AM
Yeah thanks... "cooling racks." I've always called them bakers racks.

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/ndexter/ribrack.jpg

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y251/ndexter/ribrack2.jpg

What i would really like to know is where you guys find such good looking ribs. Have tried Sams Costco Heb butchers ect and rarely find anything that good looking. They always look great on the pitmaster show too.

BMerrill
08-06-2013, 11:00 AM
@ Dex, The rack you have linked on Amazon is chrome plating over steel. The first 3 I purchased the company replaced because the plating was coming off. Told me to use a dishcloth with soft scrub to clean. Not to put in the dishwasher or use a scrub pad.

Dex
08-06-2013, 11:01 AM
@ Dex, The rack you have linked on Amazon is chrome plating over steel. The first 3 I purchased the company replaced because the plating was coming off. Told me to use a dishcloth with soft scrub to clean. Not to put in the dishwasher or use a scrub pad.

How did the replacements hold up?

Wampus
08-06-2013, 11:09 AM
I just ordered 2 of these (http://www.amazon.com/CIA-23304-Masters-Collection-Cooling/dp/B000OFND8W/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top) on Amazon.

Rated up to 450 degrees.

I think that's the same thing I get at RD.
I think they're cheaper there too, but not sure.
They have several different sizes there.

Slamdunkpro
08-06-2013, 11:18 AM
$16 for chrome over steel??? for 88 cents more you can have 100% stainless dishwasher safe racks. (http://mabbqa.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=46&zenid=egsb9pj9gcjfe1e1c02gj7ejp6)

Dex
08-06-2013, 11:36 AM
$16 for chrome over steel??? for 88 cents more you can have 100% stainless dishwasher safe racks. (http://mabbqa.com/zencart/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=10&products_id=46&zenid=egsb9pj9gcjfe1e1c02gj7ejp6)

Thanks.... is 10" wide enough for 2 racks?

Slamdunkpro
08-06-2013, 11:48 AM
Thanks.... is 10" wide enough for 2 racks?
Yes, for 2 racks of St Louis Cut or back ribs.

sdbbq1234
08-06-2013, 12:05 PM
These are the same ones Myron (JOS) uses.

Amazon.com: Mr Bar B Q 06011X BS NS 12-Inch by 12-Inch Grill Grid: Patio, Lawn & Garden

http://www.gandermountain.com/modperl/product/details.cgi?pdesc=Mr-BBQ-12-x-12-Grilling-Grid-06011X&i=726360

http://www.mrbarbq.com/toppers/non-stick-grilling-topper-detail

We use them and have cooked many, many times on them. Chicken, ribs, butts, etc... No problems so far. We have had ours for over 2 years now.

wallace

TailGateJoecom
08-06-2013, 02:16 PM
What are the dimensions of the Jacks Old South racks?

Just big enough to fit inside a foil pan.

Ron_L
08-06-2013, 03:19 PM
I really like the JOS ones because they have the handles on them. Use them for ribs and chicken. Makes it really easy to get off the smoker.

There's no dimensions on his web site. Do they fit in a full pan?

TailGateJoecom
08-06-2013, 03:23 PM
There's no dimensions on his web site. Do they fit in a full pan?

Yes, that is how he uses them with his ribs.

Slamdunkpro
08-06-2013, 04:12 PM
There's no dimensions on his web site. Do they fit in a full pan?
They are 10 inched wide.

NickyG
08-06-2013, 04:36 PM
What are the dimensions of the Jacks Old South racks?

Useable area is 10" wide x 15" long. With the handles its 17 1/2" long.

sdbbq1234
08-06-2013, 06:31 PM
There's no dimensions on his web site. Do they fit in a full pan?

Yes, see my post earlier. These are the exact same units. But as you can see, one side is bent upward (or downward) so they are a little short in a full size baking sheet pan. They are from Mr. BBQ. Gander Mountian has them as well (link is in my post).

Just google the item number (06011X) and you should find retailers.

Although, I never noticed the racks on the MABA site as it looks like they might fit better on a baking sheet pan. As always, I will most likely end up purchasing one of those to try as well. For me, better to try a product and find out for myself.

Mike,
Any way you could bring one of those to the SAMs comp along with the injector?

wallace

Slamdunkpro
08-06-2013, 06:35 PM
Mike,
Any way you could bring one of those to the SAMs comp along with the injector?

wallace

Will do.

sdbbq1234
08-06-2013, 08:11 PM
Here are some photos of the Mr. BBQ (Myrons - JOS) items:



http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack001_zpsa5083a61.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack001_zpsa5083a61.jpg.html)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack002_zps212ad48d.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack002_zps212ad48d.jpg.html)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack004_zps2cad5b34.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack004_zps2cad5b34.jpg.html)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack006_zps25e6356d.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack006_zps25e6356d.jpg.html)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack007_zps3e8694d3.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack007_zps3e8694d3.jpg.html)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack008_zps6a6d457c.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack008_zps6a6d457c.jpg.html)

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z295/wallace123456_crt/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack009_zpse7d4d260.jpg (http://s194.photobucket.com/user/wallace123456_crt/media/BBQ%20bkaers%20rack/Bakersrack009_zpse7d4d260.jpg.html)


wallace

swamprb
08-06-2013, 10:22 PM
Thanks for the specs sdbbq1234, from the looks of things, I'll be able to fit two of them on my Backwoods Gater grates.

Is there an alternate source besides JOS? The Amazon link is no good and a search only comes up with 12"x12" grill toppers?

Just to complicate things, I recall seeing Moe Cason using half sheet pans and draining grate in his cabinet smoker on one of the bbq shows like these.

http://www.webstaurantstore.com/12-x-16-1-2-half-size-footed-draining-grate-for-bun-sheet-pan/4070048.html

Just so we're on the same plane, a pic of a full size hotel pan vs. a half size bun pan.

http://i163.photobucket.com/albums/t310/swamprb/IMG_0338.jpg

NickyG
08-07-2013, 07:22 AM
http://www.jacksoldsouth.com/store
$12.00 plus shipping.

sdbbq1234
08-07-2013, 11:52 AM
Is there an alternate source besides JOS? The Amazon link is no good and a search only comes up with 12"x12" grill toppers?



Try searching at amazon by the item # : 06011X.

Also, I could swear it was $12.00 yesterday.

Gander Mountain has them as well.

wallace