Got a Big Green Egg for Christmas

Discussion in 'Grilling Pork' started by jwsooner, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. jwsooner

    jwsooner Newbie

    So I decided that some baby backs should be the inaugural smoke.  Here they are with my basic dry rub - salt, pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic, & other spices - and some olive oil.


    Here they are 1 hour in.  Man, that BGE will hold a temperature on you!!  I had always done my other smokes on my old, trusty Weber kettle & I'd always be tinkering with the vents to keep the temperature relatively steady.  I think once I got the temp down from initial startup, I adjusted the vents maybe once at the very end to bring the temps up after unwrapping the racks from foil.


    And after 2 hours:


    And finally, after foiling them with honey, apple juice, & a little BBQ sauce, here they are after pulling off the fire:


    They were mighty tasty.  They had a nice smoke ring, but the family snarfed them all up before I could take a picture!!! Monday's project - brisket!
  2. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    wow they look great, well done
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    What size BGE you get??

  4. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

    congrats on the new toy for Christmas! looks good
  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    looks great [​IMG]

    i'm doing a rack of baby backs on Sunday
  6. jwsooner

    jwsooner Newbie

    The large.  Not the super giant one, but the next size down.  Thing still ways 150 lbs...
  7. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  too me
  8. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The BGE performs!

    Those are some nice looking ribs!

    Last edited: Jan 1, 2012
  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Great looking ribs!

    The color is awesome!

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