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Old 01-14-2013, 01:09 PM   #1
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Doing some St Louis ribs today. 3 racks in the UDS. My question is, when using a rib rack do you guys place the bone side down or the meaty side? And do you reverse them at any time during the cook?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:12 PM   #2
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This may end up a foil, no foil kind of response. I think meat side up to end up cooked even.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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I've always done meat side up with decent results. Interested to see what other people may suggest
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #4
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Doing some St Louis ribs today. 3 racks in the UDS. My question is, when using a rib rack do you guys place the bone side down or the meaty side? And do you reverse them at any time during the cook?
I've only used my rib rack twice, but I did the bone ends up. They turned out fine both times. Sounds almost like it doesn't matter.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #5
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I smoke them bone side down, and I don't flip them.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm doing them meat side down for 60 mins. and then I'm going to reverse for the rest of the cook. I did a search after I originally posted, and found a bunch of threads on the subject. Seems like it is a matter of choice.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:07 PM   #7
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Unless you have other stuff smoking in the UDS, must you use a rib rack? 3 trimmed slabs should easily fit flat on the grate.
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Old 01-14-2013, 02:15 PM   #8
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I do bone up I sometimes rotate them a hour n half in...

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Old 01-14-2013, 02:44 PM   #9
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I flip them about half way through
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:06 PM   #10
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I personally don't flip. They're not a thick cut and for appearance purposes I try not to rest meat on the grates to avoid marks. This is definitely one of those personal preferences kinda thing. DO what works for you bro. Try a couple things and see what you like.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #11
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Oh and for what it's worth I don't foil either.

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Old 01-14-2013, 03:25 PM   #12
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Meat side up so that juices flow over the thinner portions.
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