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Old 11-05-2011, 04:21 PM   #1
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I bought some stainless steel round bar to make a 6 rib rack for my UDS. I rarely make more than 6 racks at a time, so that's what I'm going with. What do you guys think the optimal distance should be between each rack of ribs? Also, how tall do you think I should make them? 99% of the time I cook baby backs, but I would like to venture into the St. Louis style territory. As always, thank you in advance.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:38 PM   #2
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I have four rib racks I got for christmas one year they are best used to keep my UDS off my deck
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:45 PM   #3
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If you make the rack height more than half as wide as St. Louis trimmed ribs, it will sure keep them straighter during cooking and maybe work for loin back ribs too.


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Old 11-05-2011, 04:50 PM   #4
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Thirdeye, that's looks like what I'm wanting to build. What is the width of your rack? I figure 2 1/2 inches between each rack will give me pretty good smoke/heat circulation. I can understand not wanting to use store bought racks. I haven't found any that I'm satisfied with.
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Old 11-05-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
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I am not that handy to make them. Anyone know a good source to buy them?
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That's one of my buddy's smokers we use for larger barbecues, so I would guess 12" or so wide and the 2-1/2" spacing sounds good. Better a little wide than too tight.
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All the ones I've seen online are either to narrow, to close together or not tall enough. Hence, I'm gonna make my own.
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These are a 9 rack, stainless rib rack.... and to be honest I'm not sure if I could build them for $40. (and they sure wouldn't be as even heheheee.)


http://www.southernsteamers.com/rib-racks.htm#RibRacks
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Looks good. Think I will order a set, thanks.
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I've heard really good things about those Southern Steamer racks.
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always heard good things about the Klose racks..

http://www.commercialbbq.com/commerc...id=18&parent=4
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always heard good things about the Klose racks..

http://www.commercialbbq.com/commerc...id=18&parent=4
They are a good rack, and I think there is a typo in that link (unless the design has been changed), the diameter of the rod on my Klose racks is 3/16".
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I ordered a set today. The shipping was almost half as much as the racks though.
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Let me know how they work out for you geil. I may just bite the bullet.
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These are a 9 rack, stainless rib rack.... and to be honest I'm not sure if I could build them for $40. (and they sure wouldn't be as even heheheee.)


http://www.southernsteamers.com/rib-racks.htm#RibRacks
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