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Chicken and Ribs on the LBGE

BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 670
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
I usually cook my chicken direct on a raised grid around 350 or so and cook my ribs indirect around 250 using the 3-2-1 method. I have gotten a request to cook both for dinner this weekend. My original thought was to do the 3 hours on the ribs. After i wrap the ribs in foil, i can put those on the gasser since all I need when they are in foil is heat. During that time, i will switch to direct and cook the chicken. Then when i unwrap the ribs, i put back on the egg with the chicken and sauce them both. Any other suggestions or other ideas?
Clarendon Hills, IL


  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    Why not just cook the chicken indrect at the same temp as the ribs.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,837
    I don't see anything wrong with your plan.  I have tried chicken direct and indirect and it is great either way.  I usually go indirect.   So, if you don't want to bother with switching direct/indirect you could just cook the chicken direct.  

    ...but...I know how it is when you are cooking for others you might want to stick with what you are used I say "carry on!". 

    Only other suggestion is I would just put the foiled ribs in the oven rather than a gasser.  I never had a gasser that would retain heat very well so I would be concerned it was too much direct heat.  Even in might toast up the bottom of the ribs.  

    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 670
    I prefer direct on the chicken but have also done indirect. I was a little concerned that the temp was too low at 250 to do the chicken indirect. Thanks for the tips though.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 8,307
    I think you have the solution, proceed exactly as you plan. The gasser will keep the wrapped ribs warm, using indirect on it - you know what your grill is capable of. Sauce 'em together - good luck and let us know how it comes out. 
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