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Old 03-29-2013, 03:07 PM   #1
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Default Ribs on a UDS ?

I have been loving my UDS I have built with the help of the brethren. I have made ribs several times and the bark on the bottom seems to be a lot better than the top and I have been cooking them bone side down. Has anyone tried meat side down since this is a vertical smoker? Just thinking a may get better bark going this route. thanks
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:23 PM   #2
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I do ribs in my UDS all the time with pretty good results. I've got 2 racks in mine. I put a rectangular foil pan on the lower one as a diffuser/water pan, & I put the ribs on the top rack. I do the 3-2-1 method at 240. 3-uncovered meat up. 2-foiled meat down. 1(or so)-meat up.
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Old 03-29-2013, 03:52 PM   #3
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I do mine in the UDS unfoiled. If they need it, I will flip them to prevent any charring and to create an even bark. I've seen some in other threads where they put foil under the rib too.
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Old 03-29-2013, 04:52 PM   #4
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For even exposure, you can experiment by standing them on a rib rack.
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Old 03-29-2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Carbon View Post
For even exposure, you can experiment by standing them on a rib rack.
...or coiling them up by running a skewer thru them to keep them coiled and on their side.

I just cook mine bone side down and they don't seem to last long enough to focus on the bark.
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