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Bobby Flay's Method of Ribs

I saw a show with Bobby Flay cooking ribs on the XL egg. He put the water pan on top of the coals, THEN the plate setter on top of the water pan, etc. Has anyone ever done that? I always put a water pan on top of the plate setter. 


  • Z_EggineerZ_Eggineer Posts: 576
    He also soaks his wood
  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 11,565
    I have a hard time seeing the point of putting the water pan on the coals directly.
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  • SteveWPBFLSteveWPBFL Posts: 1,325
    Sounds . . . silly.
  • bweekesbweekes Posts: 725
    He also soaks his wood
    Z_Eggineer's comment says it all. 
    Ajax, ON Canada
    (XL BGE, MED BGE, La Caja China #2, and the wife's Napoleon gasser)
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,860
    That does just sound silly.  It would either burn up the water very quickly because it is so hot on the coals...or perhaps the pan just smothers the fire.  

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

  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,560
    He must be use to using a water smoker.  It's easy to make great ribs on an Egg without a water pan.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,994
    only time i put a water pan in the egg is when making bread for the flash of steam when the loafs go in, i like the idea for that putting the pan right on the coals. i do like the way bobby caramelizes the sauce at the end of the cook over a higher heat, that parts worth doing. his method also involves slaming the dome down onto the base
    :))dont do that either.
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760
    He probably doesn't name his egg either :D

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