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How many ribs can you fit on an egg?

RichardBronoskyRichardBronosky Posts: 213
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
I have an LBGE, the BGE brand rib rack, and the BGE brand drip pan. It looks to me like I max out at 6 half racks (3 whole racks halfed) of ribs. But, I've never tried ribs so I don't know. This weekend will be my first time making ribs and I'll be feeding 8. Please advise.

I left the Discussion Title open ended so that people can comment on their experiences with Eggs of all sizes and this thread can be more generally useful. (Yeah, I'm just that kind of community minded fellow.)
I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012

Comments

  • JEC23JEC23 Posts: 131
    I've managed 140 ribs on my XL




    But only 10 racks ;)
  • troutgeektroutgeek Posts: 458
    edited April 2012
    XL BGE - Large BGE - Small BGE - Traeger Lil' Tex Elite - Weber Smokey Joe
  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 6,925
    20 -- From whiz's site:

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/photos/20racks.jpg

    Damn that pic looks crazy.... Most I have done at a time was 3 racks.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Personally I think that is a rib shaped plate setter. 
    Think he put the fire out with that?
    20 -- From whiz's site:

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/photos/20racks.jpg



    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Okay, I will NOT be using the walls of the Egg to hold up the ribs. I'm looking for other suggestions. ;-)
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • bigguy136bigguy136 Posts: 1,161

    Big Lake, Minnesota

    2X Large BGE, 1 Mini Max, Stokers, Adjustable Rig

  • So, what I'm taking away from this is that I don't have to split my racks in half. That means the BGE brand rack can easily do 6 full racks, without customization or making a mess of my grill? (I really don't like the idea of meat touching the walls.)
    I finally took the plunge and bought my large Big Green Easter Egg from Roswell Hardware in Roswell, GA 03/31/2012
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,014
    So, what I'm taking away from this is that I don't have to split my racks in half. That means the BGE brand rack can easily do 6 full racks, without customization or making a mess of my grill? (I really don't like the idea of meat touching the walls.)
    you can line the walls with foil to keep things clean, its a trick used when cooking big cuts like a 17 pound brisket
  • spotco2spotco2 Posts: 61
    3 racks cut in half fit very easily on a Large with plenty of room to breathe. Obviously you can do more if you arrange them correctly and get creative.
  • JayHawkEyeJayHawkEye Posts: 196

    For some reason, and I don't know why, I'm not fond of cooking ribs upright. I have nothing to base this fear on, it's just in my head. When I need to cook lots of ribs I use a modified homemade nuts/washers/bolts grid extender. I just use more nuts and washers and put grids 2 Inches apart along the length of the bolts.

    "Take yourself lightly, but what you do seriously." - M. Martin XL BGE - Johnston, IA
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 23,014
    this uses an adjustable rig, but with a second rib rack and a second grid(cheap weber grid from ome depot, you could do the same thing. with this setup there is room for more

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  • Mighty_QuinnMighty_Quinn Posts: 1,878
    I've easily gotten 8 racks on the adjustable rig with rib racks....very similar to fishlessman's pic.
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