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New To the Egg Family, but loving every minute of it!!! PLUS First Cook!!

Hello all!!!

First, I just want to say thank you all for the great information on this forum. This is a great place to learn tricks and better my cooking skills.

I am a new egg owner, as of 4 months ago. This thing has truly changed my life. I actually feel a bit bad, since my $4K gasser has not been used since. But you just cant beat the taste of egging. I have always enjoyed cooking, but this brings a whole new level to it. My family has been extremely supportive of my new found hobby, eating dinner at 10:00PM on more than one occasion. But I am starting to get this down, with much help from this forum.

I figured it is time to start giving back. I have began taking photos of cooks. I will post these up soon. My friends and I are now sharing photos back and forth on a daily basis. We have coined our text messages as the "Daily Meat Porn."

I look forward to continuing to build my egg family. Great to meet you all!!!

Here is my very first cook, Ribs!!!

I used Plowboys rub, as well as a bit of extra granulated garlic. Cooked at 225 for 2.5 hrs indirect. Removed and loaded up with honey and apple cider vinegar. Wrapped and cooked another hour or so. Finished off with some home made BBQ sauce over direct heat. Perfect "Bite" as they say in the comps. 


  • NecessaryIndulgNecessaryIndulg Posts: 1,178
    Welcome!  Great looking 1st cook! :)
    I'm Kristi ~ Live in FL ~ BGE since 2003.
    I write about food & travel on Necessary Indulgences -
    You can find me on Facebook & Instagram, too! 
  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,780
    Welcome to the cult and those look great. One thing I noticed about cooking ribs especially Baby Backs is I had always cooked them at 250 dome then one time I thought I would try them a little slower like I do Butts and cooked them at 225. The finished product at the lower temperature was tough. I mentioned it here and a few guys told me 225 was too low for ribs now I am back at 250 minimum. Just my experience FWIW.

    Large BGE 2006, Mini Max 2014 
    Founding Member of the Green Man Group cooking team.
    Johns Creek, Georgia

  • Thanks for the feedback.

    I will try them next time at a higher temp (250) and see what they do. I have done Baby Backs four times now, and only had one batch turn out tough. (Ribs were purchased from grocery store on sale. Probably not the best quality. I normally get the at Costco or RD)

    That's one thing I have learned about the egg... Continue to try new things a see what works best.

    Thanks again for the feedback!!
  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Welcome aboard AEH !!  Looking forward to some more pictures, and tips you come across.  Nice job on the ribs. 
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,502
    Welcome. And keep sharing
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • freedog74freedog74 Posts: 63
    Welcome aboard.
  • onelikearockonelikearock Posts: 115
    Nice work and welcome
    Chesapeake, VA
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,902
    Welcome, come on in the waters fine.



     LBGE,SBGE, and a mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 7,323
    Howdy and welcome! Your ribs look great.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • flynnbobflynnbob Posts: 629
    Welcome aboard!.  I have only been here a week and a half and have already burned through my complimentary 20lb bag of lump.
    Milton, GA.
  • Going to pick up my large BGE Saturday and hopefully a table unless someone wants to unload a large table.

    Not sure yet what the first meal is going to be


    John Henry Lump Charcoal

    A few toys for the Egg right now but always looking for more.

    Egging in the Lowcountry of SC

  • SookieSookie Posts: 324
    LOVE the phrase "Daily Meat Porn"....that's awesome
  • Looking good man!
  • SmokinDAWG82SmokinDAWG82 Posts: 1,704
    Welcome aboard, did you buy a used egg, looks pretty seasoned for a first cook
    Go Dawgs! - Marietta, GA
  • grEGGorysgrEGGorys Posts: 168
    Welcome to the EGGing adventure. Good choice on your first cook. They look really good. This forum has taught me many things and I continue to learn daily. Keep up the cooking.
    Gulf Coast FL
  • Que_n_BrewQue_n_Brew Posts: 577
    "This thing has truly changed my life". Lol. So true. That's what SWMBO tells everyone the BGE did to me. She used to rib me (pun intended) about being on this forum every night until I told her there are a lot worse things I could be looking at on the Internet. + 1 on "daily meat porn". Welcome. Nice ribs!
  • Nice looking ribs! Welcome.
    2 Large Eggs and no chickens. How's that work? :)
  • cajunrphcajunrph Posts: 44
    Welcome and great looking ribs. 
    Redneck Country Club
    Columbia Lakes
    West Columbia, Tx
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