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Ribs and chicken?

BoilereggerBoileregger Posts: 423
edited May 2012 in EggHead Forum
The inlaws are coming for Memorial Day weekend. Father-in-law loves my ribs, so that's definitely on the menu. I know this is shocking to everyone, but my mother-in-law is difficult and doesn't like ribs. (WTF?). So I was thinking of smoking a whole chicken while the ribs were going.

Never done that before, so want to get thoughts on time and setup. I do the 3-1.5-1 method for ribs so I thought I would put the chicken in at about the 2.5 hour mark to give it about 3 hours to finish at 250 degrees at the felt line

Ideally I think I'd want the bird on the top rack to get a little more heat but I don't think I want the chicken drippings falling on the ribs for safety sake, so I'll probably put the ribs up top.


Thanks guys, I appreciate it.


  • Chicken drippings are safe to fall on your ribs as long as you cook everything to temp. No safety issue but it might jack up the crust on your ribs. I would do chicken low and ribs high for that reason. Can't help you with times. been a while since I low and slowed a yard bird
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  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    I have an XL   I did three racks of spare ribs for mothers day in a rib rack.    5 hours cook on the ribs and added a beer butt chicken 2 hours in.   It got to temp in about 2.5 hours.     My cook temp was 250 to start and I let it move up to 275.    Both turned out great.     I had the room that I did not have to stack anything.    
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • Phoenix824Phoenix824 Posts: 243
    I should add it was about a 5 lbs bird
    Steve Van Wert, Ohio XL BGE
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,160
    Get the woman some KFC and make more room on the egg for more ribs =))

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