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Baby Back Ribs--4-5 Slabs

Good Saturday Evening Everyone,

I have a big group coming tomorrow (sunday) for birthday and football watching.  I have 4-5 slabs of baby back ribs to cook... I had some questions about How to cook that many ribs on my LBGE.

I have the AR Rig with the rib extender....I have cut the ribs in half, I have found that 1/2 slab can be cooked better on the AR rig...but the most that I have cooked is 3 slabs, 6 pieces, 3 on each shelf.

Can you stack the ribs half way onto each other???  That is the only way I can see that I will be able to fit my 8-10 pieces.

Or has anyone figured out a way to use the AR Rig with 3 shelves on it???


PS... Still wishing I would have gotten the XLBGE


  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 2,072
    I can cook 6 full racks with the AR on my large. I use the spider and a pizza stone with drip pan, then leave the BGE grate in its normal position and then the two oval grids on the AR creating a 3-tier set up. I also have the extender so it fits two full racks on each grid. 

    Not sure if you have the exact same set up. Hope this helps.
    L x2, M, S, Mini and a Blackstone 36. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
  • I was able to set it up w 3 levels and got all 6 slabs on.. I didn't do exactly what you said but it inspired me to use oval stone on bottom, full grate on top, then the AR rig w the two oval grids and a smaller grid on the rib extender. Question though... Do I need to rotate the slabs or just let them go??? Going at 270 since 12:30 Thanks for your help.. Scott
  • minniemohminniemoh Posts: 2,072
    I find it helpful to rotate them top to bottom and end-for-end . I usually end up with a hot spot on the back and for some reason, it seems to be more on the "back-left" of my cook grid. Hope this helps. Looking forward to how your cook turns out.

    L x2, M, S, Mini and a Blackstone 36. She says I have enough now....
    eggAddict from MN!
  • daffy1909daffy1909 Posts: 477
    I roll them up an put a metal skewer through them! Can fit 4-5 slabs on my large, just make sure they dont touch! I know its a little late maybe try ot next time
  • Well so far so good, just foiled them all and they are looking good... 1.5 hours foiled then 30 mins for sauce which should be fun..... nOT

    Thanks for advic
  • They were a hit for everyone, my only complaint is that they were a little over done, 1/2 the slabs were falling off the bone, which for everyone here, they thought they were amazing, but of course I know better... But were still pretty good!!!
  • But what was the really big hit was my first attempt at home made apple pie, it wasn't done on the egg this time, but it turned out great!!!
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