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Party turbo ribs

I'm making ribs for a party I'm going to and will need to leave the house with ribs by 11am.  I want to arrive with them warm and ready to eat.  

Would you cook them the night before, then warm them up just before leaving home and FTC them for the drive....or get up early enough to start cooking in time to be on the road with them by 11?  I figure I'd have to start the egg at 7am in order to have time to have them finished and ready to go in the car by 11am.  i.e.

7am light the egg
7:30am ribs on
8:45am remove ribs from egg, foil, etc.
9am foiled ribs back on egg
10:15 remove from foil, sauce
10:25 ribs are back in the egg to finish
10:45 remove ribs, prep them for travel

Or just do all that the night before with no real time constraints, thoroughly warm them in the morning, FTC them for the drive.



  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 7,882
    edited November 2013

    I call them rocket ribs and this should help solve your problem..  I would only foil at the end for the trip. How long is the trip?

  • I would cook them that morning.  I might start a little sooner though to allow for any issues on time.

    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • njlnjl Posts: 818
    It's about a 30min drive.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,596
    You seem right on target for what I tine out... Maybe start a little earlier... Just in case.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • njlnjl Posts: 818
    I thought I'd updated this back at the time...maybe the board was having issues.  I should have started about half an hour earlier.  I ended up just a little late to the party...but the ribs were excellent and disappeared in about a minute.
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,361
    If the ribs were good, being late was foregiven. ;)
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 2,678
    That's right. You weren't "the guy who was late". You were "the guy who brought the ribs".

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,284
    I've had great success putting rubbed ribs on at 275 - 325F dome for 2-1/2 hrs. then removing from the Egg, resting for 20 - 30 minutes and serving with a few sauces on the side. All this 3-1-1 type stuff is not necessary for party ribs, especially if you serve them after the third drink!
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