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Need Help on baby back ribs! Leaving for Canada in Morning!

VA in GAVA in GA Posts: 54
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum

Hello,    I tried to do baby back ribs tonight on the med BGE and they were burnt to a crisp on bottom!  :-(    Where did I go wrong?     I used the woo with stone, v rack, seasoned but no mustard (is this it?)  Cooked at 250-300 for a little over 2 hours, the tops looked pretty but under side burnt!  Leaving for Canada in the morning for 9 days, please help me! 

Proud Griller of a BGE Medium, Small and Large in May 2015!

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 5,001
    Check your thermos. What you describe is textbook perfect. You shouldn't have that problem. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • VA in GAVA in GA Posts: 54
    ADDING  Another picture BBQ sauce on!    Thank You Travis   I'll check it when I come back from Canada before using again..  :-)
    Proud Griller of a BGE Medium, Small and Large in May 2015!
  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    edited August 2012
    I can see the ends being burnt as they probably are hanging over the stone, but the middle should not be burnt. 2 hrs at that temp should be not even be close to done.
    George
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,344
    I agree with Travis.  Either your thermometer is reading way low (and you were way hot) or your description of time and temp is wrong. 

    The setup looks fine.  Put your thermometer in fresh boiling water and calibrate to 212 F by rotating the dial relative to the rod and nut. 

    If it wasn't way off I can't think of an explanation unless it's something like - you cooked with the lid up the whole time or sauced it 10 mins after the start.  This is fixable, no frets.
    :)
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  • VA in GAVA in GA Posts: 54
    Thank You for your help, I do appreciate it.   Have a great week all
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,820
    edited August 2012
    Hi VA,

    One more suggestion.  I think part of the problem might be the rib position.  Like gte pointed out the ribs hanging over the stone might be in what I call the "jet stream".  You might try cutting the slabs in half and putting them vertically in the V-rack so they all positioned over the stone.

    Oh...and maybe consider a drip pan to prevent flare ups from fat drippings.  

    Good luck!



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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    smokeypitt nailed it.
    those ribs are up in the dome.

    all the draft glides up the sides of the dome and out the chimney.  positioned like that, those ribs reach out at the top and grab a little of that draft

    cut the slabs into racks, and try laying them or standing them lower down in the shadow of the stone


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  • BRush00BRush00 Posts: 367
    Another vote for your Thermo's out - AND the ribs are too high in the dome.

    Look at the 3rd picture - you can see that your whole bed of lump is burning nice and orange.  I know that when I've got a 250 fire (mind you, in a large), the whole bed is NOT burning orange like that.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,299
    Hi VA,

    One more suggestion.  I think part of the problem might be the rib position.  Like gte pointed out the ribs hanging over the stone might be in what I call the "jet stream".  You might try cutting the slabs in half and putting them vertically in the V-rack so they all positioned over the stone.

    Oh...and maybe consider a drip pan to prevent flare ups from fat drippings.  

    Good luck!

    Exactly. I have a medium egg and the rib racks have to be halved..... I use the setter, legs up, drip pan on the setter and the stainless grid. Come out great!
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