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Unread 07-23-2008, 10:09 AM   #1
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Default Max number of baby backs on the top rack of the WSM?

I'd like to know how many racks of baby backs is the most any of you have successfully attempted to Q on the WSM. I'm cooking ribs later this afternoon and have a lot of mouths to feed.
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I can do 12 slabs per WSM using this rack...6 upper and 6 lower. I only have 3 (cut in half) here...but you get the idea. I usually have to bend them around a bit...but it works pretty well.

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I've done 12, 6 per rack as well.
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I'll never know. Baby backs are about $4/pound here.
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i fit a bunch using a stack mod (2) side by side leaving some air flow room. I sometimes will stack as much as 3 high & rotate them making 6 racks each grate. WSM is only 18 1/2" in diameter. Hope this helps.
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I'll never know. Baby backs are about $4/pound here.
My eyes went too when I went to Costco the other day to buy the cryovac packs of baby backs. $3.99/lb here in San Diego County. $32 for one pack.
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I can do 12 slabs per WSM using this rack...6 upper and 6 lower. I only have 3 (cut in half) here...but you get the idea. I usually have to bend them around a bit...but it works pretty well.


Where did you get that rib rack?
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http://www.chefscatalog.com/product/21020-rib-rack.aspx
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Where did you get that rib rack?
Fred Meyer...6.00 bucks a pop. I have 4...2 per WSM.
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Yup...that's the one...but I didn't pay 14.00 bucks each plus shipping...
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Yup...that's the one...but I didn't pay 14.00 bucks each plus shipping...
neither did i. First thing i found when searching. WHere did you get for $6?
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