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Old 09-28-2007, 02:22 PM   #11
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I'm looking at that diagram, and I dunno if it would be a great idea to have the charcoal piled up against the inside of the grill itself. The interior coating is libel to blister. I would suggest piling the coals off to one side, but keep them on the charcoal grate.
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The Weber Kettles are tough! I too used to worry about the coals banked on the side, but it doesnít hurt a thing. Iíve done it for years. Plus, Weber sells these holders that rest against the sides. The porcelain coating on the kettle is thick, and nothing short of a hammer strike is going to damage it.

But you can stack the coals so that they are off to the side and not touching the walls (that much anyway) and it works fine. I've done it both ways with no problems.
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:40 PM   #13
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Thanks for the response guys.



What kind of equipment do you have to work with? Charcoal grill, smoker, gas grill? What size is the grill?

Well, I've been saving up some money for just such an occasion, and I figured this is a good place to get some ideas. As far as the equipment goes, I'm looking to start from scratch and get what I need.

I'm not looking to break the bank, but something that will last and do the job. I don't mind paying for something I will use a lot, and that is high quality.

Thanks again.
When choosing your cooking appliance, don't make the mistake of gaging solely on price. If you are looking for something that will last, versatility, and produces the best flavor (IMHO) I would definetly consider the Big Green Egg.
It is all ceramic, so no worry of rust. It is a very forgiving grill, allows for mistakes while stilll producing meat that is delicious and moist.
I use my Egg 3-4 times a week. It is lump charcoal fueled.

Baby backs ribs require a little finess, but are totaly do-able. I rub my ribs with spice, wrap with saran wrap place in fridge overnight. When ready to cook, set up for indirect cooking, preheat grill to 250. As your grill is pre-heating, remove ribs from fridge and allow to sweat (about 20 minutes) wrap your ribs in foil place on grill and cook, without opening grill lid, for 1 1/2 -2 hours. Then remove foil and place directly on grate, still indirect cook for additional 1/2 hour to 45 minutes again keep grill lid closed. last 15 minutes flip and baste with sauce of choice close lid and cook for 15 more minutes lid closed. Use a meat thermometer to check for definite doneness (160 degrees) Remove ribs, mop with more sauce, cover in foil and let rest for 15 minutes. Your ribs should be tender moist, and DELICIOUS!
Good Luck!
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:43 PM   #14
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For a top of the line smoker, the Big Green Egg is the way to go, but it can set you back $1,000.00 or more easily for the large unit with accessories.
You can get a Large Egg, Nest, and Plate setter with tax for around $865.00
the $1,000 version is the XL and is for people that cook for more than 30-50 people on a regular basis.
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You can get a Large Egg, Nest, and Plate setter with tax for around $865.00
the $1,000 version is the XL and is for people that cook for more than 30-50 people on a regular basis.
Does that come with a professional chef as well?
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Old 09-28-2007, 03:56 PM   #16
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With the Egg, you will feel like a pro.
And your food will taste like your a pro too
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yeah, yeah, yeah.......sales people.
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Old 09-28-2007, 04:20 PM   #18
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yeah, yeah, yeah.......sales people.
I am an Egghead first and foremost! I sell them, because I believe in them.
Don't knock it until you try it!!!!
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You can get a Large Egg, Nest, and Plate setter with tax for around $865.00
the $1,000 version is the XL and is for people that cook for more than 30-50 people on a regular basis.

If only it were so. Check this site.

Big Green Egg Large Charcoal Grill / Smoker with Nest and Side Shelves - 18.25 Inch Grid
Our Price: $869 (140 pounds, yes it is heavy!)

Big Green Egg Nest For Large Egg
Our Price: $99.95

Big Green Egg - Egg Mate Side Tables For Large Egg
Our Price: $75.95

Big Green Egg Precision Temperature Gauge
Our Price: $23.95

Thatís just the basics of the unit, a temp gauge, a nest, and the side tables. A grand total of 1068.85, and that doesnít include any taxes they might add. Then there is shipping. UPS has a 150 pound limit, so itís a stretch with packaging....but by putting the green egg in one box, and the other pieces in the other, you could do it. Itís about 110.00 for 150 pounds, then you figure another 45 or so for the other box for a total of 155.00 in shipping.

Total for a large Green Egg, accessories, and shipping = $1223.85

You might be able to save a little money by driving to Georgia where the main company is, but all of the local dealers in my area have at least a 10% markup (some as much as 20%!!!) over the prices Iíve already posted from that web-site!!

But.....that website did mention free shipping, so that's nice if it works out.
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Total for a large Green Egg, accessories, and shipping = $1223.85


I can go to some nice BBQ restaurants around here and get more ribs then I'll ever want for that much
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