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Two slabs of St.Louis style ribs on a Large GBE?

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Finally got it put together and burned it for about five hours today. Thinking of doing some St.Louis ribs tomorrow. Will a large acommadate two slabs? I dont want to have to cut them up but I guess if thats needed.

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  • GrateEggspectations
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    Welcome. 

    All depends on how you want to organize them. You can lay them flat and rely upon foil to protect any portions lingering outside of the shadow of the plate setter. You can coil them. You can use a rack. And many other variations. 

    I am confident that you can cook two if you are committed to the task. 

    Don’t forget to post the finished product. 😋
  • ColbyLang
    ColbyLang Posts: 3,546
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    Can fit two. Might be tight depending on width of the slabs. A rack helps, also protecting the “exposed” edges with foil as @Great_EGGspectations mentioned 
  • Langner91
    Langner91 Posts: 2,120
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    There are any number of ways to creatively fit more ribs on a grill.  Here's a St. Louis slab on a MiniiMax.


    Clinton, Iowa
  • Teefus
    Teefus Posts: 1,214
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    Two slabs is a stretch on my Large. A rib rack helps.


    Michiana, South of the border.
  • logchief
    logchief Posts: 1,425
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    Here's a couple of examples.  Raised grid, made from 17" Webber grill and 4 5" stainless bolts. Also 2 slabs split in half.
    LBGE - I like the hot stuff.  The big dry San Joaquin Valley, Clovis, CA 
  • Mark_B_Good
    Mark_B_Good Posts: 1,539
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    This is why I have an XL.
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,958
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    i look for the smaller racks, find they taste better, someone years ago cooked 24 babyback racks on a large without cutting them so..........

    you can scrunch the racks instead of just tossing them on, shortens a few inches length wise and makes the meat thicker when cooked
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • RyanStl
    RyanStl Posts: 1,050
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    What's the problem with cutting in half? I've done two racks on a medium by cutting in half and using a rack.
  • jdMyers
    jdMyers Posts: 1,336
    edited April 2022
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    rollie pollie with shish kabob sticks fits 5 slabs.  Rib rack fits 4 -5 standing up on edge.  This one I use by bbq guru holds six slabs or 5 slabs and a whole chicken.  Stack racks for about 10 slabs
    Columbus, Ohio
  • jdMyers
    jdMyers Posts: 1,336
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    fit 5 to 6 like this
    Columbus, Ohio
  • jdMyers
    jdMyers Posts: 1,336
    edited April 2022
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    Stack racks for about 12 - 17 racks. Hope it helps


    Columbus, Ohio
  • fishlessman
    fishlessman Posts: 32,958
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    rack of dinosaur beef ribs and a rack of babybacks


    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • TechsasJim
    TechsasJim Posts: 1,952
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    Like mentioned above, I prefer the rib rack on my Large.   Never have had to do more than 3 racks though but worked great.
    LBGE, 28” BS, Weber Kettle, HCI 7.8 SE Texas
  • Mark_B_Good
    Mark_B_Good Posts: 1,539
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    jdMyers said:
    Stack racks for about 12 - 17 racks. Hope it helps


    How do you sauce those? Do you wrap them?
    Napoleon Prestige Pro 665, XL BGE, Lots of time for BBQ!
  • xfire_ATX
    xfire_ATX Posts: 1,123
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    Ive done 4 on a rack, 2 flat plenty of times.  

    When I do 4 on the rack I rotate the Inside/ Outside at the halfway point.  I dont Foil and I dont sauce so its just a cook.
    XLBGE, LBGECharbroil Gas Grill, Weber Q2000, Old Weber Kettle, Rectec RT-B380, Yeti 65, Yeti Hopper 20, RTIC 20, RTIC 20 Soft Side - Too many drinkware vessels to mention.

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  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,924
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    Just throwing this out there for those that have not tried/done .. cutting the ribs in pairs you can arrange more and no loss of quality ( not on the egg but you get the picture, so to speak)


    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian
  • nolaegghead
    nolaegghead Posts: 42,102
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    Coat hanger wire will help
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  • saluki2007
    saluki2007 Posts: 6,354
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    lkapigian said:
    Just throwing this out there for those that have not tried/done .. cutting the ribs in pairs you can arrange more and no loss of quality ( not on the egg but you get the picture, so to speak)


    I can’t believe I’ve never seen or thought about doing that. The amount of extra bark has to be a major winner. 
    Large and Small BGE
    Central, IL

  • GrateEggspectations
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    lkapigian said:
    Just throwing this out there for those that have not tried/done .. cutting the ribs in pairs you can arrange more and no loss of quality ( not on the egg but you get the picture, so to speak)


    I somehow assumed that this would have made them dry out. Actually a great format for serving. 
  • YetiBob
    YetiBob Posts: 65
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    lkapigian said:
    Just throwing this out there for those that have not tried/done .. cutting the ribs in pairs you can arrange more and no loss of quality ( not on the egg but you get the picture, so to speak)


    Not to raise a thread from the dead, but are these still moist? If this works it is a game changer!!!!
    In Maryland
  • lkapigian
    lkapigian Posts: 10,924
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    YetiBob said:
    lkapigian said:
    Just throwing this out there for those that have not tried/done .. cutting the ribs in pairs you can arrange more and no loss of quality ( not on the egg but you get the picture, so to speak)


    Not to raise a thread from the dead, but are these still moist? If this works it is a game changer!!!!
    @YetiBob yes yes moist, more surface area for rub, these are Armenian Style 
    Visalia, Ca @lkapigian