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Starting Wrapped In Foil

Hi Guys,  New to the Egg.  This is my first post.  Some much has already been covered, I haven't needed to.  Thanks for that.  Anyway, cooking a pork belly, ribs, a small beef roast and wings tomorrow on a XL with adjustable rig.  The recipe for the belly calls to put it on in a pan tightly sealed in foil first for 5 1/2 hrs.  Is there any point of doing this part on the egg.  Here it the recipe  I have a lot going on the egg tomorrow.  It would be simpler to just do the first part in the oven if it doesn't matter.  Thanks for your help.



  • blastingblasting Posts: 6,262
    Hi Jeff.  Welcome to the forum.  Never cooked a pork belly before, but I'm sure someone will be along to help.  
  • buzd504buzd504 Posts: 3,669
    edited February 2016
    If Adam Perry Lang says do it, then  you do it.

    I think you could certainly do that part in the oven, though.
  • KYJeffKYJeff Posts: 31
    buzd504 said:
    If Adam Perry Lang says do it, then  you do it.

    I think you could certainly do that part in the oven, though.
    Thanks,  I think I'll buy his book. He seems to be respected here that's for sure. 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 19,647
    Welcome to the forum Jeff. Never cooked a pork belly, please take pictures. 
    Salado TX & 30A  FL: Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max when they came out (I'm good for now). Plus a couple Pit Boss Pellet Smokers.   

  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,792
    Jeff welcome to the BGE forum. You will find this place to be full of folks that are as OCD, as they are brilliant about all things BGE, and a truly vast amount of knowledge on EVERYTHING else.
    (I built a sub atomic particle collider I use as a fire starter from the help of the folks on here. Somewhat elaborate, but very reliable)
    The cost of the BGE is the nothing compared to owning. (See fire starting kit above) be prepared for wallet genocide in here.
    APL's book is just the beginning. A worthy BGE add on for sure.
    Seriously, great people here. Have fun.
    "Knowledge is Good" - Emil Faber

    XL and MM
    Louisville, Kentucky
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,490
    I agree if it is wrapped in foil then it makes no difference if it is in the egg or the oven. 

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

  • gdenbygdenby Posts: 6,239
    If you have lots of stuff going on the Egg, then the oven is fine.
  • KYJeffKYJeff Posts: 31
    Here it is going into the oven. 275 for 5 1/2 hrs. 
  • KYJeffKYJeff Posts: 31

    Well, that didn't go as planned. It was good. I burned up my stoker pit probe.  I'll make a post tomorrow on what not to do on a pork belly.  It definitely will not be my last though. 
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 27,146
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Definitely the correct approach-back on the horse and have fun.
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
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