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Extra Special Birthday

butwhymalemodelsbutwhymalemodels Posts: 267
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum

My wife's special birthday (#30) is November 9. I was going to invite family over and use the egg - was thinking beef tenderloin.

However, she just informed me that I'm going to be a first time daddy. Party just got upgraded to a "reveal" to the family and the meat may be changed to a prime rib. There's a shop in town that sells 30 day aged prime rib and I was thinking of picking one up. They tell me I need to buy the whole log at 15-17 pounds.

Is my large egg big enough to fit that large of a roast? If I cut it in half, would it fit?

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  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 2,219
    I've got no info on whether or not that will fit on your large BGE, but I do wanna say Congratulations to both you and your wife!
    XL BGE and Mini Max in Cincinnati, Ohio
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  • With all of that that you pulled off on the last cook you posted, im going to start asking you what will fit on my large!

    Congrats on the new baby, my first one will be here in late December

    Conway, S.C.
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  • r270bar270ba Posts: 763
    Congrats and the baby! Not sure about the size though.
    Anderson, SC
    XL BGE, Father's Day Gift 2012 (Thanks Fam!!!)
    Webber Kettle and Webber Summit Gasser
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,554
    Congrats. Give them the big news first and they won't care if you serve hotdogs.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • After diapers you will be eating hotdogs.  Just kidding.  Congrats.  Exciting times for you and your wife.

    Cheers
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,793
    Congrats. No clue on the meat. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Congrats.  My father-in-law cooked a prime rib on my egg a few weeks ago as I was traveling back into town, got home just in time to eat!  Anyway the one he cooked was 12.48lbs i just texted him to see if there would be room to cook one 15-17 lbs and he said probably but it would be close.  Sorry can't be more specific b/c I didn't see the slab he cooked until it was off the egg.
    Large BGE
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  • jlsmjlsm Posts: 843
    Congratulations! Do enjoy the prime rib while you can afford it, but also know that children are worth every penny. So pleased for you and your wife!
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    Owner of a large and a beloved mini in Philadelphia
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,810
    Congrats man.  Is that 30 day dry aged?  If the primal's too big for the grate, you can cut it in two.  An advantage to that is you get a couple extra end cuts that will be more on the medium side for those people that don't like rare/MR meat.  To cook a rare/medium rare cut up to order (med/med well), you can throw it in a pan of au jus.
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 386
    Congrats!  The rabbit only died once for us, but we have enjoyed all of the last 9 years!  (plus i still bought an egg!!!)  Kids don't make you poor, they help you realize what is important in life!

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 13,810
    ...and they make you poor.... :)
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,168
    edited October 2012
    YEMTrey said:
    I've got no info on whether or not that will fit on your large BGE, but I do wanna say Congratulations to both you and your wife!

    ++++1 Congratulations

    I can tell you it gets easier when the kid hits 41 :-\"

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Mickey said:
    YEMTrey said:
    I've got no info on whether or not that will fit on your large BGE, but I do wanna say Congratulations to both you and your wife!

    ++++1 Congratulations

    I can tell you it gets easier when the kid hits 41 :-\"

    Then the Grandkids make you poor.  Congrats!!!
    Brighton, IL (North East of St. Louis, MO)
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 997
    Mickey said:
    YEMTrey said:
    I've got no info on whether or not that will fit on your large BGE, but I do wanna say Congratulations to both you and your wife!

    ++++1 Congratulations

    I can tell you it gets easier when the kid hits 41 :-\"

    +++++1 Congratulations!!!!

    I can't wait until ours reach 41 so I can see what "easier" looks like!!!

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • Congrarulations ! And good luck with the Prime Rib, the absolute best I ever had was cooked on a grill.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
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  • EggerinLAEggerinLA Posts: 186

    Congrats.

    Regardless if it would fit or not, you should cut it in half.  Makes no sense to keep it whole for the reasons nola said above.

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  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,253
    Great news congrats!!
    Large BGE -- Greensboro!


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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,339
    ccpoulin1 said:
    Congrats!  The rabbit only died once for us, but we have enjoyed all of the last 9 years!  (plus i still bought an egg!!!)  Kids don't make you poor...
    Spoken like a parent who is not paying college tuition...yet.  =))

    Congrats to the OP on the good news.  :)

    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • Congrats!!!!! Kids are great, I have a 4 year old girl, 2 year old girl, and a 3rd on the way due in January (boy). They are a blast and make so many fun memories!
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  • Congrats on the baby!  I have a 18 year old college freshman and a 4 year old pre schooler.  My plan of having a child every dozen years or so may have been financially misguided!

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  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 259

    Congratulations! 

    Bone on.  Have butcher cut bones away, but not off - so they sort of flap.  Season generously between bones and meat.  I start with the egg around 500 and then drop down to roasting temp (300 - 350 depending on time available).

    XL BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 6,670
    Congrats man.  Is that 30 day dry aged?  If the primal's too big for the grate, you can cut it in two.  An advantage to that is you get a couple extra end cuts that will be more on the medium side for those people that don't like rare/MR meat.  To cook a rare/medium rare cut up to order (med/med well), you can throw it in a pan of au jus.
    +1 with Nola, have done this with a full 7 rib, 3 on one piece, 4 on the other. Nice choice of "doneness" for the crowd. Happy Birthday to your lady and congrats on expecting the wee one. As she goes through the pregnancy, hope all is well and you are about to get a first hand understanding of the term SWMBO, and if you thought egg ownership was expensive you ain't seen nothing yet, best of luck!!
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  • Congratulations to you and your wife. I have three - 7, 10, and 14. Fun times!
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  • ccpoulin1ccpoulin1 Posts: 386
    ...and they make you poor.... :)

    you did something wrong!  :))
    Ragtop99 said:
    ccpoulin1 said:
    Congrats!  The rabbit only died once for us, but we have enjoyed all of the last 9 years!  (plus i still bought an egg!!!)  Kids don't make you poor...
    Spoken like a parent who is not paying college tuition...yet.  =))

    Congrats to the OP on the good news.  :)

    already completely funded!  Started at birth!  Did prepaid college before it went sky high, and invest about $50.00 weekly to cover any related expenses like books, computers when the time comes ( as long as the economy does not crash completely which is not out of the question).  Plus......pay for private school for the last 5 years  (pay in advance, and they will discount you!)  Plus, pay for ice skating in South Florida!  She could not have picked a more expensive sport, but it is good discipline, and there are winners and losers!   (not everybody gets a participation trophy)  And, despite all that, i still have money!  I would not trade her for anything in the world.  On  the other hand, i may have more money without a child, but it is all about priorities and perspective!

    "You are who you are when nobody is looking"

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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,339
    ^^ It's all figured out until they want to go to a non-state school. X_X   

    I love my kids, but there is no denying the cost. 
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • They are worth every penny. All of my other expenses are frivolous, but my kids are my only sound investment.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • <:-P Congratulations!! 
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Congrats on the baby! The last 4 bone rib I cooked was 11.9 lbs and looks to have been around 8.5-9" long in the pics. I suspect you could find a 7 bone that fits but you'd have to protect the ends from direct heat. In your shoes, I think I would cut it in two like Nola & Skiddymarker.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • abpgwolfabpgwolf Posts: 142
    Congratulations to all the expectant fathers! In a few months, I expect to see requests for baby food recipes for the BGE. (i.e. you can cook mashed peas at 225 indirect for 2 hours...)  ;)
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