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4 racks on a large

I am about to finish up 4 racks of baby backs on my large. I think I should have cut them in half or had some other set up. Any thoughts on doing 4 whole slabs?
Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,220

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,707
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Nice, Phil ! =D>

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 9,220
    There's another pic in that same thread. I don't recall ever seeing it, but thought I'd point it out. Half a dozen or so, curled up on what appears to be a Weber...

    If you’re afraid of butter, use cream.    Julia Child

    Central Connecticut 

  • CAT SellerCAT Seller Posts: 205
    What temp are cooking them at? Looks a little hot to me.
    If it ain't a CAT, it's a dog!!! 2 LBGE's & BGE Backyard Chef Edition Cart
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,948

    Yeah, I might be concerned about temp.

    They may wind up a bit too barky.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,512
    I bought 5 racks two weeks ago and I cut them all in half. Bad move! When they get cut in half they don't fit in the rib rack right at all. I think your set up is fine. My future is going to have a swing rack. That'll do the trick I think
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
    Again, nice phil.  4 to 6 is just right for the large.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,221
    Greg... Talking to Eggcelsior
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • JSobotkinJSobotkin Posts: 30
    I did 5 racks of baby back ribs yesterday on XLg. I used two tiers, so there were three layers of ribs laying flat.


    XLg BGE - JANUARY 2013


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  • StreetgliderStreetglider Posts: 104
    Look awesome to me but the again I'm an "outside meat" kinda guy.


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  • PhiliciousPhilicious Posts: 319
    Thanks for the comments. I haven't been too successful with ribs but these came out pretty good. I was distracted and my temp was all over the place. My next go round will be better as I have learned from this trial. I still need to figure out how to fit four or more racks.
    Born and raised in NOLA. Now live in East TN.
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,043
    6 racks done on the XL.
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    Mark Annville, PA
  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 400
    6 racks on the large with the AR
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  • JRWhiteeJRWhitee Posts: 2,851
    edited June 2013
    I have done 8 on the LBGE before I had 6 baby backs in the rib rack then criss crossed 2 over the top of the ribs on the rack. I will wrap the ends of the ones that hang over the platesetter with foil for the first hour so they don't cook too fast from being direct.

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