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Transporting Ribs

edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
I'm new to this forum, but have learned a lot from all who post here. This weekend I'm smoking 5 racks of baby back at my home, but have to transport two hour away. Can this be done? And if so how?[p]Thank you!!


  • Devin ,[p]This is a timing problem and can be done real easy. First, use the smallest cooler you have that you think your five racks will fit in. Second, cut your tin foil before you take the ribs off the cooker. Third, heat the cooler up before the ribs come off your cooker. Fill it with hot water and put the lid on. After about 20 minutes, do it again. Bout this time, pull your ribs off the cooker, wrap them in the foil, place them in your heated cooler and don't open the cooler until you get there. Don't fiddle around and get the stuff in the cooler quickly. They will be hot and as good as can be. Done it many times.[p]Old Dave
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,295
    Devin ,
    Old Dave aint lyin. You gots no worries. Do as he says, and you will have some HUGE fans once you open that foil up at eatin time!! I lay an old/clean coat that has been in the dryer in the hot cooler, and wrap the foil up in the coat before putting the lid on the cooler. Might be overkill, but 2 hours later, they will still be quite warm, if not hot.[p]I did it with a big brisket, and it was still steaming over 3 hours later.[p]Good luck!!
    Nature Boy
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  • Char-WoodyChar-Woody Posts: 2,642
    Old Dave, yep thats dang good advice..JJ taught us that one a few years back..He also lines the chest first with a towel, then the foil wrap ribs, and then fold the towel over the rib/foil. Take em of just a tad early if a long trip as they keep right on cookin..

  • Smokin' ToddSmokin' Todd Posts: 1,099
    Devin ,
    U have gotten great advice on transporting those COOKED babys!
    Now u can ask on of our coleagues on this forum on how to transport those ribs AS THEY ARE COOKING in da' Egg!...just ask Nature Boy!

  • CornfedCornfed Posts: 1,324
    Smokin' Todd,[p]I know a technique that might work. Light your Egg and start cooking those ribs. While they're cooking, start "marinating" the chefs heavily. Once the chefs are good and sauced up, loosely hold the Egg and push it rapidly through a parking lot with some branches laying on the ground from a recent storm.[p]...oh wait...definitely DON'T do that...
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