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How many Baby Back Ribs can you fit on a L BGE?

OconeeDawgOconeeDawg Posts: 148
edited 7:58AM in EggHead Forum
Just wondering how many ribs can we fit on a L BGE?


  • Depends on your set up. Whether they are standing or laying flat. Someone posted awhile back some ridiculous number. I usally get 5-6 with a rack.
  • Depends on your set up. Whether they are standing or laying flat. Someone posted awhile back some ridiculous number. I usally get 5-6 with a rack.
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    I saw a pic on here of 20 plus.
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    With an adjustable rig and spider I did six laying flat ans rotating every half hour. Tim ;)
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,294
    the standing record is 21 racks on one grid, there is an option to add a second level :laugh:
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,294
    my bad, thought it was 21 :laugh:
  • That bottom pic seems like the only method I would try to do that many. It seems pointless to cram so many in there that they cook differently and they get uneven smoke. If you want to cook more than 5 or 6 racks get another egg! (This is my logic so I can convince my wife to let me buy another large this summer.)
  • Good strategy dirtyburger, LOL
  • It got me my small!

    wife "can you cook some chicken or something"
    me "can't I got some butts on the egg"
    Me "If we get a small I could do low and slows AND grill or whatever at the same time. And I can get one for dirt cheap at an eggfest"
    Wife "ok, but no more eggs after that one!"
  • Sure, you got her fooled. Have to larges, and trying to find a way to get a small, LOL!!
  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    those were spares, too. could get even more back ribs :laugh:
    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Tim, You can kid your wife and yourself but, you can't kid us here on the forum. You know you need another large. ;) Tim
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    About 20...

  • Actually I might join the medium Tims club. My brother in law (also a Tim) got a medium over Thanksgiving when I asked him to take me to look at some rubs at the local egg dealer (I walked out with no rubs, he walked out with a medium package). It came to temp really quick and I liked the way it cooked a lot. I might consider it. I would actually have room for it, and it is bigger than the small (duh) but still moveable. We will see. :evil:

    I only want a large because mine was bought used, I just want the warranty on her, even though I know it has its limitations.
  • Chef Wil from Lafayette, Louisiana did those a few years ago, long before the Adjustable Rig and other ideas came along. Look closely at the bottom of the photo and you can see his name.

    I still have a container of that same rub he gave me. It's still good.

    Pretty sure I'll never cook that many ribs at one time.

    Spring "Rib Bone Connected To Another Rib Bone" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA
  • As a LBGE neophyte I got 8 racks(had to trim a little off the outside two racks)on my first cook. As a testament to just how good the egg is -they came out pretty darn tasty.
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