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Stacking Ribs on the Large

mr toad
mr toad Posts: 779
I am doing ribs tomorrow for Fathers Day
Using the BGE Large with Large Adjustable Rig = I have it set up for three (3) grates
THE QUESTION:  What is minimum vertical distance between slabs of ribs


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Comments

  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,277
    Negative. You'll still want to rotate the ribs between the levels to keep them cooking even
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  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,962
    From a purely vertical minimum clearance, all you need is to ensure adequate air-flow around the racks.  Eye-ball accuracy will suffice and given varying thicknesses of rib racks, today's answer will not be the same the next time.  This is analog country   B)
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  • mr toad
    mr toad Posts: 779
    Thanks Guys - and - Colts Fan - Love your Instagram page
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  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,277
    mr toad said:
    Thanks Guys - and - Colts Fan - Love your Instagram page
    Thanks! Happy Egging
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, PK Original, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • mr toad
    mr toad Posts: 779

    "lousubcap" - how would you rotate the following rib set up - rotate by rack (1-2-3) or by rib rack (A,B,C,D,E,F)


    1. a-b
    2. c-d
    3. e-f
    Thank You , MrToad
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  • lousubcap
    lousubcap Posts: 31,962
    I don't have your rig but I would go with the following:
    I would rotate the racks (1,2,3) and also turn front to back if you want to really get into it (otherwise put the meatier end to the back-hotter back there) and be mindful that there are thermal gradients in your BGE.  The closer to the dome the more reflective heat you will get.  The middle rack will get the least heat.  So, watch the way the cook is tending and adjust to adapt to the location of the fire.  I will tag @ColtsFan here as he likely will have a better perspective.
    No matter what you do, each rack will cook at its own pace and likely declare victory (toothpick test for the win) independent of the others.  You can foil and hold as the others should be along shortly.  FWIW- and as long as the toothpick declares victory you will enjoy quite a feast.  
    Louisville; Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!  Seems I'm livin in a transitional period.
  • ColtsFan
    ColtsFan Posts: 6,277
    @mr toad think carousel.  Top to bottom, middle to top, bottom to middle. Like @lousubcap said give them a 180* turn. I usually do that process twice when I do a lot or ribs. Works for....doesn’t mean it's the correct way 😁
    ~ John - https://www.instagram.com/hoosier_egger
    XL BGE, LG BGE, KJ Jr, PK Original, Ardore Pizza Oven, King Disc 
    Bloomington, IN - Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoosiers!

  • mr toad
    mr toad Posts: 779
    Thank you guys so much 
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