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Thinking about Buying Egg

BrianBrian Posts: 73
edited 5:48AM in EggHead Forum
I am considering joining you Eggheads, but am concerned the Egg is not large enough for cooking 2 or 3 full racks of ribs. I currently own 2 weber kettles and cook 4-6 full racks at once. How large is the large Egg is rib rack terms? Thank you.

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  • SSN686SSN686 Posts: 3,202
    Morning Brian:[p]Click on the link below to see a post about doing six (6) racks of baby backs (cut in half, thus 12 halves) on a medium so I'm sure it can be done on a large. Being a little creative about arranging an you can get quite a bit of food on the egg.[p]Have a GREAT day!
    Jay

    [ul][li]LOTS OF RIBS[/ul]

    Have a GREAT day!

       Jay

    Brandon, FL


     

  • Smokin BobSmokin Bob Posts: 239
    Brian,[p]If you are use to cooking them with a flames you may have a problem doing that with more than 3 but I have slow cooked 6 racks with plenty of room for more with my rib rack!
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
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    <p />Brian,[p]I prefer to cook ribs on one level instead of two, and like to lay them flat. I use a small foil barrier early in the cook on the edges if the ribs hang over the plate setter. Three racks work this way, but I can barbecue six if using a rack. My usual cook is one or two racks plus the trim.[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • BrianBrian Posts: 73
    SmokinBoB,[p]I cook in direct and usually go 4 or 5 hours, although controlling the heat on a Weber kettle is not anywhere as easy and routine as it sounds with the Egg. I am sold by the responses and pictures (!!!) of the multi-rack arrnagements. This community is amazing!
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
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    <p />Brian,
    Check this out....[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • The Naked Whiz,
    You are a mad man....
    I'm sure your next post will be a whole pig on a "Mini".
    The stuff you pro eggers can do on such a limited amount of grill space is amazing.
    Darian

  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    Photo Egg,
    Why back in '03 I was caught out in the wild with nothin' but a mini and a bag of charcoal. To survive I had to rassle and kill a 30 foot crocodile. It was tough gettin' him into that mini, but it had to be done. Now, I wear crocodile leather boots, just like in the movie......[p]By the way, it was Chef Will's photo of the 20 racks.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • The Naked Whiz,[p]Were those slabs cooked like that or is that 20 slabs being warmed up? [p]Thanks, [p]Odis
  • Brian,[p]With my setup, I can cook up to 10 racks at a time and they all will come out well. I don't have to turn or even touch them thru the process. I have a picture of a 6 rack cook and you can see how they look. [p]Dave[p]4ribsbge1Mvc-010e.jpg

  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    The Pork Jesters ,
    They were cooked like that.[p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    Old Dave,
    Are you cooking those direct? -RP

  • The Naked Whiz,[p]Wow. [p]Odis
  • AZRP,[p]No, indirect in my Contraption.[p]Dave

  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    The Pork Jesters ,
    Yes, wow! Maybe Chef Wil can chime in and give more details. He posted that photo about 3 years ago as proof when nobody believed him, lol![p]TNW

    The Naked Whiz
  • Topo GigioTopo Gigio Posts: 98
    Old Dave, where do you put your heat deflector to acheive indirect when you use the bottom rack for food?
  • Topo Gigio,[p]The bottom rack is always used for my drip pan and the racks above it used for my food. I have some examples. [p]5contbge2Mvc-024e.jpg[p]This is the complete Contraption sitting on the counter ready to be loaded up for a cook. Note the drip pan on the bottom.[p]21MVC-010E.jpg[p]Ribs over an open pot of beans.[p]10MVC-010E.jpg[p]Four pork buttts.[p]8MVC-020E.jpg[p]Mixed cook of butts and briskets.[p]31MVC-003S.jpg[p]Setting up for some pork steaks.[p]15MVC-015E.jpg[p]Nother mixed cook.[p]Dave

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Old Dave,[p]I've seen several examples of your set up, just not this many pictures together. Does the center grate sit on the fire ring or does the all-thread sit on the fire ring? If it is the former, just how close is the drip pan to the top of your coals?[p]Thanks for posting[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • thirdeye,[p]Yes, the middle rack or the lower cooking rack does sit on the fire ring. The drip pan to coals distance will depend on how full you fill your firebox. A standard cook for me would find about an inch of space from the fire at the start of a cook and I usually fill the fire box full to the top. [p]I have also changed the lower level to a more solid setup since the grid extenders have turned to crap. [p]Hope this answers your questions.[p]Dave

  • thirdeye,
    nice looking ribs, is that a paper clip stuck in the rib????? j.c.

  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Thanks Dave. Is your cooking time any shorter than when using a plate setter or fire brick, since the drip has a little less mass than they do?[p]~thirdeye~

    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
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