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OneHump 12-04-2012 08:21 PM

Egg Wins
Based on my limited experience, there is no better cooker than an Egg. After cooking hundreds of slabs on various WSMs and a BW FatBoy, I cooked perfection last night on a LBGE, and didn't even try.

I've had an XL for a couple of years, but limited its use for butts, roasting and grilling. My WSMs have always been my first choice for ribs, and they do a good job on butts too. I did Harry's Soo's class a couple of years ago and learned his way, and it worked out pretty well, but not as well as what I did last night on a BGE.

After moving, I recently bought a large. I had a couple of slabs of spares in the fridge that were going to go bad, so I dusted them with SM Sweet and Spicy and threw them on. No prepping and rubbing the night before, no spraying or foiling with apple juice, brown sugar and honey, nope, none of that.

I threw them on and forgot about them until I glazed them with Bart's Blazin' Q BBQ Sauce. Pulled them at about 5 hours at which time I tasted the best slab of ribs that I've ever made.

I suck at brisket, however, the absolute best brisket that I've ever tasted came off of an Egg, thanks go John (R2Egg2Q). Harry's isn't even close.

They aren't cheap but I'm finally sold. Time to get rid of the WSMs and buy another LBGE. Can't forget plenty of Bart's insanely good sauce to go with 'em.

...time to go check on my boneless leg of lamb.

martyleach 12-04-2012 08:42 PM

I completely agree that ribs on an Egg are simple and really damn good. My large BGE is my cooker of choice for ribs. Glad yours came out great and really happy to see you posting again!!

isolated01 12-04-2012 09:22 PM

+1 egghead; 2 larges and a mini.

centexsmoker 12-04-2012 09:34 PM

I have mad respect for all the cookers....and even more for the cooks that use them but I love my BGE

HogFan 12-04-2012 09:36 PM

How many rib racks can you lay flat on a LBGE?

centexsmoker 12-04-2012 10:05 PM


Originally Posted by HogFan (Post 2288754)
How many rib racks can you lay flat on a LBGE?

6-8 if you have the right accessories.

Hoss 12-04-2012 10:17 PM

I own a bunch of different cookers,WAY more than in my profile,I need to update that.The BGE is the PRIMA DONNA in my arsenal.Great choice.Congrats.

Ross in Ventura 12-05-2012 03:52 AM


Originally Posted by HogFan (Post 2288754)
How many rib racks can you lay flat on a LBGE?

I can do 4 with an extended grid


shirknwrk 12-05-2012 10:57 AM

Enjoy mine a lot. Sits on my deck outside the kitchen where I can see the thermometer from inside. Great on really hot or really cold days. Ribs are my favorite cook. Can do 4 slabs of trimmed spares on the Adjustable Rig... 6 if I want to put the stone on the spider and use all 3 racks for meat. If I use the Digi Q, I can set it and forget it... Just like a pellet smoker.

FremontSmoke 12-05-2012 11:03 AM

Does that mean you're looking to sell a WSM locally?

BobM 12-05-2012 11:19 AM

Sounds like you have a great cook, congrats.

Smoothsmoke 12-05-2012 12:10 PM

Egg are damn fine cookers, but you're giving it too much credit. The cook deserves some of the praise as well.

grantw 12-05-2012 12:35 PM

For the price of a large green egg I myself would rather a backwoods smoker a party is dam close to the same price

huminie 12-05-2012 01:34 PM

Glad to hear your passion for BBQ has continued!

In fairness, that BW Fatboy just wasn't the right cooker for the backyard cook. It has done ok in contests though. It went on a road trip to KC a couple months ago and represented very well. :)

OneHump 12-05-2012 03:39 PM

Don't be fooled, folks. The BGE is the only cooker that you should be using.

Actually, I'm just kidding, there are plenty of fine cookers out there, and the BWS that huminie bought from me was one of them. It was just overkill for what I was trying to do.

Between my ribs that other night, and John's brisket, I'm convinced that the BGE is a great smoker. I do, however, prefer a kettle for grilling.

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