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How many ribs per person?

Hello All
I am new to the BGE and just got my Large last week. I have been really enjoying the forum and have learned tons, so thank you. I did a test cook of some ribs last week and they came out great, 5 hours, 275ish.

I'm curious what a good rule of thumb is for how many ribs per person when planning for a group. We are having 6 adults over tomorrow.

Thanks!

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  • njlnjl Posts: 759
    Depends on the ribs.  Baby backs, depending on what else you're serving, figure half a slab per person.  St. Louis / Spares, a little less.  Beef back ribs, probably just 2--3 bones per person.

    This is based on the ribs I've cooked (baby and St. Louis from Costco, beef from Publix).  The ribs I get at Costco tend to be way meatier than what some of the chain restaurants server, particularly the baby backs.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 10,929
    I'd do 3 racks. I usually plan on 3 ribs for ladies... Half a rack for the guys. Also depends on appetizers, amount of sides, desserts...
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Thanks for the info! Sorry I forgot to mention baby backs. I think I'll do three then, although I can fit 4 on the Egg in the rib rack. I prefer them dry and smoked straight through. I tried the foil method, but prefer the dry. I'll let the guests add some sauce if they want.

    Thanks!
  • dweebs0rdweebs0r Posts: 492
    edited September 2013
    Do 4 and take any leftovers for lunch.  You'll be surprised how much people can eat when you serve them good ribs.  This is 6 racks of baby backs and 9 people ate most of them.  What didnt get eaten, people took home for later.  I got to keep a half rack for my own lunch the next day.


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  • njlnjl Posts: 759
    What's your setup?  Is there a stone suspended down in there for indirect?  It doesn't look like there's room for a plate setter.  Is there anything holding up the ribs...or just each other?
  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,096
    If you got some hungry boys coming over for ribs, they could go through a slab each; I did that in my younger days.  On the other hand, if you're having a bunch of snacks and appetizers first, you could end up with a slab feeding 3 pretty easy.  I like making extra when guests come over - no one leaves hungry.  Plus as Dweebs pointed out, ribs are good left over.  ;)

    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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