I have a solution to this problem so was just curious if anyone else has had the same issues I have had trying to smoke multiple layers of ribs horizontally?
I have had my 1500 for a few years now. I was lucky enough to pick one up from Bass Pro Shops when they had them on special, they no longer carry that model. I have had extremely good luck with it mostly smoking small batches (3 racks or so) of ribs. About a year ago word got around and I was asked to prepare 12 racks for a party. I happily loaded up 6 layers of ribs, smoked until the thickest part hit 165 and was dissapointed to find all but the top shelf had a sickly grey color and were only 'ok", not the fantastic I was used to. Looking for a solution I noticed Smokintex had the stainless steel hooks 12 for 12.95. The next ribs I smoked I hung vertically, end of problem. All 12 racks came out great.
My question... Photos on the Smokintex web site show show mutliple racks of ribs in the horizontal configuration all looking great. Is this artistic license or is there some aspect of this that I am missing?