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New LBGE + New "nest" = awesome cooking experience

tuckersBGEtuckersBGE Posts: 2
edited September 2012 in EggHead Forum
So after months of debating what cooking device - I settled on the KING of outdoor cooking devices!!!  Of course, a king requires a throne but in this case a "nest" will suffice :-)  My friend and I built this nest over several days.  The design for the storage compartment continually changed!  I finally opted for the chest option for my accessories (I'll post some photos of it later.)  I will admit, it is a little different from the other amazing tables on the site, but I think this design will work perfectly for me!  The eventual plan will be to replace the tile top with a slab of granite.

So I fired her up yesterday, which by the way was a breeze and off I went on this cooking adventure!  I smoked 4 racks of ribs which turned out to be the best ribs I had ever made!! I've only used it once and I can't wait to use it again - I'm addicted!!!



  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Welcome aboard. Successful ribs as a first cook is a great start. Nice table.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • Nice table.  Congrats on your Egg and your table!
    Flint, Michigan
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,394
    Looks great, good work.
    Seattle, WA
  • Congrats and welcome and it's eggcessories. Dang hope I spelled it right. Have fun, you will love it.
  • Thanks guys, it is quite exciting!  And this forum is very helpful!
  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    Nice setup - How did you do your ribs?

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • dlk7 said:
    Nice setup - How did you do your ribs?
    Thanks!  Please don't judge when I tell you!  Purchased the ribs from Costco, put some of my homemade rub (paprika, brown sugar, mustard, garlic powder, salt, pepper) on it and on they went to the BGE.  I added some apple wood chips and kept the dome temp at about 250-275.  Smoked them for about 3 hrs and then started to sauce them the last 2 hours with my homemade BBQ sauce (ketchup, mustard, apple cider vinegar, brown sugar, paprika, chili flakes, worchestershire sauce, garlic powder and a healthy scoop of apple butter!)  I have no idea what the proportions are (since I rarely cook with a recipe) but it turned out to be the best BBQ sauce I have ever concocted!

    The ribs came out so tender.  I've smoked on my propane BBQ before (not even close to the BGE) so I do have limited smoke skills.  My method does go against a lot of the experienced smokers on this forum, but hey, it worked for me!!
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,672
    Welcome to the cult.

    Rowlett, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings


  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 1,053
    I never considered apple butter - I think I need to play around with your ingredient list - sounds great!!!

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

  • DonWWDonWW Posts: 323
    Welcome to the club.  You are now infected with a sickness of which there is no cure!
    XL and Medium BGE.  Dallas, Texas.
  • Nice table and the sauce sounds great. Thanks for yet one more thing to add to my shopping list (apple butter). This forum is great (and expensive)
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