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Old 01-15-2014, 07:53 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by SmittyJonz View Post
Would the right rib rack allow four racks on one shelf in some of these smokers?
Yes, if the grate spacing is right.

I'm doing a custom build on an uninsulated vertical cabinet (client wanted something less expensive) right now (headed over to my shop to fire up the mig after a fnal cup of coffee) and we settled on 3 cooking grates with 8" spacing so briskets & butts would have plenty of of room but with angled rib racks we could easily load 4 racks of spares, maybe 5.

As mentioned previously and you already know this spacing and air flow is important. Finally, the spare ribs I buy come 9 to a case, the SL trimmed ones come 12 to a case; I generally think in terms of being able to cook a case at a time.
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