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Newby Egg Head- two cooks under my belt

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After two cooks I'm already addicted, and searching for more recipes to create. Can someone answer a rookie question please?

What does it mean when someone's cooking method is 3-1-1.




  • CharlieTNCharlieTN Posts: 177
    Don't have an answer for your question but welcome aboard.  I'm a newbie as well with a few cooks under my belt.  Even got my wife to cook last night.  Loving the Egg.

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,403
    That's for ribs and cooking time with foil. 3 hours no foil, 1 hour foil, 1 hour no foil. You'll see different times but the principle is the same.
  • ddeggerddegger Posts: 244
    welcome!  This is a great forum where you can find answers to just about any question you have. 
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,609
    The first 4 hours are indirect. Some of the last hour can be direct to get a nice bark on the ribs.
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191

    Understand there are many ways to "skin a cat" and that is true in "EGGIN"!  You will see many,many methods for ribs and other things that work for those who recommend them, but they might be cooking at a higher or lower temperature -- or "direct"  or  "indirect" --  "foiled" or "unfoiled".  So sit back and digest what you read, study the pictures, before you jump into a cook.  Then when you find something that works for you, remember that one, or if you try something different and it comes out better  --- POST it, so we can try it!!! 

  • smokinsoonersmokinsooner Posts: 161

    Welcome MPS!

    The people on this forum can how you how to do things you never dreamnt of. 

    (most of which, is legal).

    Just read... and ask questions!

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