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First rib experience on the egg

Holy SmokesHoly Smokes Posts: 30
edited 6:21AM in EggHead Forum
I made my first 3 racks of ribs on the egg today. Cooked right around 215 for two hours.

Things I learned.
I put them on at about 350 and mellowed the grill right down to 225, the temp dropped to about 150, I brought it up to around 200 for MOST of the time. Next time, I'll wait until the grill temp drops to 225.
I used a brown sugar based home made rub, I think the charred a bit, even though it was indirect heat.

LASTLY... while warming up my egg and getting the bad smoke to go away, I must've gotten it too hot, cause now my gasket is burnt to a crisp! grr... not sure how that happened.

Are they done yet daddy? Are they done yet?
Dinner time!


  • ForniaFornia Posts: 451
    Not sure how they tasted, but the pictures sure are brilliant!

    I don't normally go below 250, and once it's stable (1hr or so), I normally dont have any big problems.
  • They look great! not sure about the gasket thing?
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    Great pics... Gaskets? who needs them... make sure the dome is fitting correctly and keep on cooking. I'm in year 5 with no gasket - they are over rated.
    Kent Madison MS
  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 5,590
    I'd be surprised if the gasket failed unless you were up above 700 F, ...unless... the dome wasn't seated quite right. If there is a gap, even small, someplace around the rim, the gasket will char, and eventually burn away there. On my Eggs, if there is a seating problem, it is usually towards the back.

    I haven't gone without a gasket, but have found that it is not possible to get fine temperature control if a portion of one is burnt away. I've made do by cramming in some foil where I've had gaps, till I got around to replacing the felt.
  • Well I did start up the charcol and head inside to get the ribs ready. When I went back out the dome temp was up to 700(ish) and I cranked everything down... that's when I noticed the burnt gasket.
    It seems to be seating fine, and even held a pretty good temp on the egg, once I got it dialed in properly.
  • Mr HollowayMr Holloway Posts: 2,034
    Nice job on the ribs
    Great pics :)

  • Looks like they came out nice
  • BigABigA Posts: 1,157
    well they sure look great, how did you get them done in 2 hrs?!? it must have been pretty hot, for you to get them done that quick?? :)
  • BBQFanBBQFan Posts: 15
    We normally go about 250 for 6 hours... 2 hours seems so fast to me. Slow and Low baby! B)
  • I have yet to cook them on my egg (not far off though). On my large rotisserie cooking trailer I cook them for 2.5 at 300 then wrap for a hour. They turn out fall of the bone (not competing so not worried about the bite mark).

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