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Cut ribs to fit?

alexwolf1216alexwolf1216 Posts: 91
edited June 2012 in EggHead Forum
Is it OK to cut ribs before cooking to make them fit? I bought an 8lb bag of babybacks from Costco today, and had a bear of a time fitting them on my large egg. I ended up bending them, bone side down to fit, almost in a semi circle. I have a ribrack and was going to use it but the racks were so large that they bent down on both sides.

Would it have been OK to cut the racks in half to fit them all? They turned out great but I got the gasket all dirty trying to fit them in.
San Antonio, TX. LBGE.
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Comments

  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    It's fine either way.  A lot of stores even sell them as half racks.  I cut the small bones on the ends of mine off if they have trouble fitting.
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • MrCookingNurseMrCookingNurse Posts: 4,386
    I cut mine straight in half


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  • Well that sure would have made things easier, thanks guys.
    San Antonio, TX. LBGE.
    Wolf Studios Photography
    http://www.wolfstudiosphotography.com
  • spotco2spotco2 Posts: 61
    I have a large and always cut them into half racks and use the inverted V rack.
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,231
    Be very careful, I cut ribs in half and when I put them on the egg they exploded.

    Just kidding, they came out just fine, lol.
  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    Be very careful, I cut ribs in half and when I put them on the egg they exploded.

    Just kidding, they came out just fine, lol.
    I that first sentence and said what the H is he talking about.  You got me. :)
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