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  • Re: Cooler Recommendation?

    For FTC a simple Playmate or Coleman cooler will do the job.  Spend your money on other BGE toys.
  • Re: Preparing for 1st time ribs

    FireTower said:
    I've cooked a lot of stuff on the egg, but I have yet to pull off a succesful rib meal. I tried to search for rib recipes on this forum, but the mobile site (I'm on my iPhone) doesn't seem to have a search function. Has anyone tried the Big Green Egg's recipe found here: ? Is tin foil necessary? Thanks!
    You will find several methods and techniques from this board.  I cook ribs about once a month and have been doing this for about 15 years.  The biggest differences come from the "foil or no foil" groups. I am in the "no foil" group, but have done many, many racks using the foiling technique.  I put them on and after the first hour spray them with apple juice every hour and this me the texture that I like. I never sauce ribs, unless we have company. Foiling means that after a couple of hours, you put the ribs in foil with a little liquid (water, apple juice, beer).  Leaving ribs like this for an hour or two will certainly get them tender, but it changes the texture.  Try the different methods and after a few rib cooks, you will figure out what you like best.  Good luck!!
  • Re: Baby Back Rib Question

    I will pile on and say "cook them zackly like you did before".  The FTC will hold them and if anything it will tenderize them even more.
  • Re: Disappointing ribs

    I never have to trim baby backs, but a lot of times the St. Louis spares I get require quite a bit of fat removal.

    Wife prefers BB's and I always buy the smallest ones I can find.
  • Re: New ThermoWorks "remote" unit w/Phone App .... (like an industrial strength mav')

    @boatbum you took exactly the right approach (IMO) by learning to manually control the temp in the BGE.  I equate it to learning to drive with a stick shift, before getting an automatic transmission.

    I'm into my 17th year Egging and I have a DigiQ that I use when I'm going to be away and for overnighters, but if I'm home doing 6 hour ribs, etc I like to control the temp myself.
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