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One of the advantages of a work from home day

Discussion in 'The VIP Lounge' started by CJ, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    Where do you put the ribs for your guests?
  2. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    I just have a large egg. I could squeeze 2 full racks (cut in half) in but that's about it.
  3. Dustin B

    Dustin B Active Member War Zone Member

    Quality over quantity, guests and ribs ;)
  4. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    A Traeger is not some piece of crap smoker, they work very good. People love them. The 22 has 2 probe inputs for meat temp. I like the thermostat too. Just fill the hopper and turn it on.

    It's not like I'm gonna toss the egg inna trash?
  5. CJ

    CJ Well-Known Member Admin War Zone Member

    I think Traegers are pretty good. Grilling / smoking is generally a guy's hobby so there is a lot of over-buying vs. what's actually needed.

    This would actually perform (hold temp, be consistent) better:

    than this would:

    My observation hanging around the smoker forums is that there are a few newer brands that have been started buy guys who were unhappy with some of the legacy brands' products or design decisions or wanted to do 100% Made in America and they're kind of taking customers from some of those older brands. My new smoker is built like a tank.

    Its good to have options. I'm not getting rid of my gas grill. It does different things that a smoker doesn't and vice versa.
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
  6. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Hehe, yeah, that's why I not going to buy anything until I do need it. That will be after I get the house re-arranged (once again) for Kelly. If I don't have a dozen people over I don't need to cook 6 racks of ribs - :)
  7. GHilinski

    GHilinski Active Member War Zone Member

    Get a vertical rib rack. You can add a lot more ribs and the bottom ribs get the advantage of the drippings from the top.
    ChristopherG likes this.
  8. Mike B

    Mike B Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    I use a slant rack now but I could go vertical and maybe get 2 racks (cut in half, 4 slabs) in there. But that would only work for 4 to 5 people. I need enough space for not only the smoke but the sauce 10 minutes before I pull them.

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