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DynaGreaseballDynaGreaseball Posts: 1,409
edited 10:04PM in EggHead Forum
We're planning on taking some vacations at rental properties in the mountains and at the coast this fall and winter. Of course none of them have Big Green Eggs, but they all have fairly nice multi burner stainless gassers. Is it worth trying to cook ribs or butts on them? If they'll hold a stable, low and slow temp, can I make fair food? I know some use foiled packs of wet wood for smoke. No way to avoid the gas taste, I guess. Or, would I be better served by purchasing a cheap charcoal brikette type grill once I get there? I never tried cooking anything other than hamburgers and steaks when we were pre-BGE.

I don't have a portable egg to take with me.

Comments

  • DG,
    A lot of gassers have charcoal trays. If they don't use a couple of foil pans on one side with some lump in them under the grill. Cook on the lump side for grilling and the other side, with the gas off, for low and slow.

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • If you're driving, I recommend buying a small egg and bringing it with you. Cooking good meat on an inferior grill is extremely frustrating and the aggravation will will make your vacation less enjoyable.
  • Rollocks,

    That would be ideal. My post meant if that wasn't in the cards. Airlines would make you buy a seat for the egg. :laugh:

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Buy a small when you land, save the box and UPS it home when your done. That way you can get an extra egg for home of the deal
  • Good thinkin'

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,092
    Cook stuff on your BGE before you go and freeze it...then reheat in the oven, microwave or gas grill...it will save time and you will still have great Egg'd food....or by a small and take it with you...
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    I agree with Vidalia. Egg the food in advance and freeze for the trip. It will even help keep your drinks cold in the cooler on the way to your destination.
  • That bad, huh? OK, thanks. Guess I'll food-save a bunch of ribs and pulled pork.

    Thanks all.
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