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XL Grid Extender rib cook

R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum
I got up in the wee hours of the morning today to cook 4 racks of spares and 2 baby backs for a farewell potluck for one of my employees. The grid extender with a 20" upper grid worked great:

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I managed to get a cell pic of the last rack as the feeding frenzy was subsiding: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos I'm really enjoying the grid extender. Thanks again to all who made the group buy a success!
XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
Bay Area, CA
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  • hotwheelshotwheels Posts: 73
    Wow!! That has to be the best looking ribs I've ever seen

    People say that Television is bad for you.  It's that bloody Fridge, that's killing me.

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  • thailandjohnthailandjohn Posts: 952
    Wow, those look great.....
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,989
    any chance I could get a job.. haha
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited July 2013
    hotwheels said:
    Wow!! That has to be the best looking ribs I've ever seen

    Wow, those look great.....

    Thanks for the compliments!

    BYS1981 said:
    any chance I could get a job.. haha

    The team member we're losing is an BGE owner. Perhaps I should suggest we add "must own & cook on a BGE" to the candidate qualifications on the job description. ;) You'd meet that qualification!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    great looking ribs. any specifics? smoke? temp? foil? thanks
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
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  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 1,989
    haha. I'd be applying if I didn't just get my dream job
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 774

    Where did you find the 20 inch grill?

    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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  • WalrusBBQWalrusBBQ Posts: 151
    Those ribs look incredible, please share your secrets!
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    Beers & BBQ

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    td66snrf said:

    Where did you find the 20 inch grill?


    I'm using the 20" porcelain coated grid that came with the BGE two-tier accessory. If I didn't already have a 20" grid, I would probably order a 20" SS grid from CGS (http://shop.ceramicgrillstore.com/20-round-stainless-grid-xl/).
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • td66snrftd66snrf Posts: 774
    R2Egg2Q said:
    td66snrf said:

    Where did you find the 20 inch grill?


    I'm using the 20" porcelain coated grid that came with the BGE two-tier accessory. If I didn't already have a 20" grid, I would probably order a 20" SS grid from CGS (http://shop.ceramicgrillstore.com/20-round-stainless-grid-xl/).
    R2Egg2Q   thanks
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE, MINI, 2 Kubs, Fire Magic Gasser
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,822
    I dont know how they tasted but those look amazing. Strong work. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Where on earth did you get such a good looking pig product?
    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Here's some details on the ribs & cook.

    All ribs were from the local Safeway. 4 racks of "Open Nature" natural ribs (2 bbs, 2 Stl Spares). Other 2 spares were Smithfield that I trimmed to a Stl cut.

    Temps during the cook read about 255-270 on an oven thermo on the lower grid. Upper grid was reading some crazy temps around 325-330 on my Maverick which I've had problems with often reading high (even in boiling water check). Dome thermo read around 270-285 and I believe the upper grid was probably in that range. Drip pan was on ceramic feet on top of platesetter and left dry.

    These ribs were cooked about 2 hrs (thinner racks) to about 2 hrs 15 mins, foiled and swapped positions between upper & lower grids to balance out temp difference. Foiled for a little under 1 hr w/a little honey & brown sugar. Removed from foil for about 20-30 mins with sauce applied about 10-15 mins before pulling them. Times varied a little depending on the thickness of the racks and when each passed the bend test. I don't take internal temps on ribs.

    Rubs used: Simply Marvelous Spicy Apple and Plowboys Yardbird. No mustard or other binder used.
    Sauce: approx 80% Blues Hog original, 20% Dreamland BBQ sauce (from the Elfster swap) to thin the sauce a little.
    Spritz: no spritz this time as I got a little sleep after putting them on.
    Wood: 2 chunks cherry, 1 hickory. Allowed to smoke about 15-20 mins before putting ribs on.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,666
    Nice work.
    Seattle, WA
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  • smokesniffersmokesniffer Posts: 1,742
    did that employee ask for his job back after sampling those ribs. They look awesome. Nice Work :-c
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    You da man, John. I think Smitty is rubbing off on you. :))
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • Those are some of the best ribs I have ever seen. Makes me want to cook some this weekend!
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  • radamoradamo Posts: 355
    Great looking ribs.  Well done!
    Rich
    Long Island, NY
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