Dave I use the weber rib racks from Home Depot for my 14.5 too. They are a perfect fit and I use them on the top and bottom grates. I completely fill them up with 5 racks of baby backs. Smaller on the outside and taller in the middle. I put the racks on the grate in the kitchen and put the ribs on them there. Carry all out as a package. Best ones I've tried.
hey Dan (or anyone), just got home with some st. louis ribs for tomorrow and they are too long for the 14 as I expected. I am thinking about just halving them in to 4 total pieces. is that a bad idea? the other option in to fold in half, but that seams weird.
I have a Mini-Joe, a 14.5, and a 18.5 WSM. I use two Brinkman's rib racks in whichever one I am using at the time. I cut my ribs in half (I can do eight half racks of ribs at a time). the beauty of it is that the ribs cook perfectly evenly. No over cooked ends. I LOVE the racks.
I'm definitely going to pick up one or 2 of these. The last time I did ribs I was having to use both grates. I was so paranoid of them getting burned I opened up my cooker way more then I like to move them around. When I cook ribs I treat them like a competition.
Could someone with the Brinkmann rack do me a favor and measure the distance between the rods that run front to back (ie: perpendicular to the oval-shaped pieces against which the ribs sit). I have a v-shaped roast/rib rack that I tried using for half-racks of SLCs but found that they basically fell right through because those bottom rods were too far apart.
I've got an 18.5", so I don't really need to halve them to make 'em fit, but I find it much easier to handle them when halved. Since I mostly do SLCs, I want to make sure that this Brinkmann rack will hold them even when cut in half.