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mrgoodbar67

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2017, 07:20:00 PM »
Do they make the gateway rack in 18 inch?


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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2017, 02:23:28 AM »
Do they make the gateway rack in 18 inch?


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Why yes they do, and I will have one in my dirty little hands today.
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Fullbore BBQ

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2017, 03:30:26 AM »
I have both a gateway and a WSM ill check fitment of the hanging rack in the WSM tonight, I hang ribs on my gateway a lot with great results 
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jrob0144

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2017, 04:00:56 AM »
That would be great I'm in the mood to try something new. I'm want to try hanging some ribs soon but can't decide if I want to just buy a hanger for my WSM or buy something like the Pit Barrel Cooker. I probably don't need the PBC but having an extra toy around to play with can't hurt anything right? I don't think I have too many cookers but the wife does haha


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Josh G

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #19 on: April 06, 2017, 08:07:18 AM »
That would be great I'm in the mood to try something new. I'm want to try hanging some ribs soon but can't decide if I want to just buy a hanger for my WSM or buy something like the Pit Barrel Cooker. I probably don't need the PBC but having an extra toy around to play with can't hurt anything right? I don't think I have too many cookers but the wife does haha


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Try the hanger with the WSM first to see if you like it.  I have played with a pit barrel a bunch and it is fun, but at the end of the day it's just a 30 gallon barrel with rebar hangers.   

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #20 on: April 06, 2017, 10:14:48 AM »
I had a barrel house that I bought from a friend at work, I really liked the concept but ultimately with the proper hanging tool and some hooks you can do the same in a WSM and get more versatility.

I sold the barrel house, bought a WSM and am not looking back.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #21 on: April 06, 2017, 11:49:06 AM »
So I got my Gateway unit in.  about $50 came with 6 hooks.

So comparing this to the weber unit, this is WAY more stable.

With the weber one sausage, fish and maybe a couple of racks of ribs not much more than that.

I would have no problem loading a brisket on one side and some ribs or chicken on the other side.

One downer, seems as if you lose about an inch over the weber rack, in this setup you need as much as you can get.  Inital plan was to get this and sell the weber rack but I think I can use both.  Here are some pics.







This is the gap when I have it pushed all the way on the other side, no issues of it falling if it slides.
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jrob0144

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #22 on: April 06, 2017, 03:26:20 PM »
Thanks for posting those pics! I'm assuming the lid closes with no problems?


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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #23 on: April 06, 2017, 03:38:43 PM »
Thanks for posting those pics! I'm assuming the lid closes with no problems?


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Yup, no issues
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
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Josh G

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #24 on: April 06, 2017, 03:42:07 PM »
Looks like a good fit.  Let's see something cooking on there!!!


mrgoodbar67

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #25 on: April 06, 2017, 04:57:29 PM »
Man I want that rack!   Anyone have the order link for the 18 inch?


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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #26 on: April 06, 2017, 06:13:57 PM »
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
4 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a SCG, Pellet Pooper and other stuff.

mrgoodbar67

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #27 on: April 07, 2017, 09:43:44 PM »
@LightningBoldtz how strong/ tough do those welds look on the gateway?  Strong enough to not break? just asking

i may end up selling my Weber 18 in hanging rack and buy the gateway instead.
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #28 on: April 08, 2017, 02:20:59 AM »
@LightningBoldtz how strong/ tough do those welds look on the gateway?  Strong enough to not break? just asking

i may end up selling my Weber 18 in hanging rack and buy the gateway instead.

Yes, I have no issue hanging a decent size brisket from this thing.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
4 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a SCG, Pellet Pooper and other stuff.

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Hanging Ribs!!!
« Reply #29 on: April 08, 2017, 05:47:10 AM »
@LightningBoldtz how strong/ tough do those welds look on the gateway?  Strong enough to not break? just asking

i may end up selling my Weber 18 in hanging rack and buy the gateway instead.

Yes, I have no issue hanging a decent size brisket from this thing.
Here are a couple of pics



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I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
"You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want"
4 MBH, Mini Ranch, and a SCG, Pellet Pooper and other stuff.