This Combo is for the XL Big Green EGG®
Just our way of saying, Thanks
This Combo is for the XL Big Green EGG®
The XL Adjustable Rig 2 Grid Combo provides additional cooking capability - more grid space and placement options. The Combo is typically purchased as an addition to EGG's ConvEGGtor® or CGS' Woo Ring. You have two selections to make.
First Selection - What's included:
Second Selection - Recommended Accessories:
Adding the XL Adjustable Rig 2 Grid Combo is a fantastic way to do more with the ConvEGGtor or XL Woo.
If your XL Big Green EGG is new or only a couple years old, you can skip this part.
Important Older XL EGGs: If your Egg is 2012 or older, you need to verify that the XL Rig will work with the ConvEGGtor in your XL. See below to check!
From 2008 to 2012, the XL EGG went through several improvements. If your grill is older, we recommend you take the measurements outlined below to confirm the XL Adjustable Rig and XL Woo Ring will fit your older EGG.
XL Woo Ring: To make sure the XL Woo Ring fits, measure from the top of the fire ring to the felt line. The measurement needs to be at least 3". See picture below left.
XL Adjustable Rig: For the XL Adjustable Rig to work in tandem with the XL Woo or EGG ConvEGGtor, the measurement from grid to daisy wheel needs to be at least 16". Follow the three steps and see picture below right.
Working the low and high grilling positions.......
Pop the 20" Half Grid atop the Rig and you have a nice staging platform above the Woo, ConvEGGtor or XL grid. Slide the 18" Half Stone in and out for more capability. Watch the quick video.
Multi-Grid BBQ Cooks
The Combo works with Big Green Egg's ConvEGGtor® and CGS' XL Woo Ring for multi-grid, low & slow, BBQ cooks. Note, the XL Woo needs CGS' Pair 18" Half Ceramic Stones to create the indirect set-up. Typically, the XL Grid sits on the Woo or ConvEGGtor and is used as the lower grid. The upper grid(s) can be either the 16x20 Oval inside and/or 20 Round on top the Rig. Set the upper grid(s) to meet your cook requirements - skinny ribs to fat pork shoulders.
At 6" tall, the XL Rig provides plenty of headroom for big meat cooks. It's not a problem doing briskets, pork shoulders or brisket & pork shoulders.
Having the ability to use either the 20 on top or 16x20 Grid inside the Rig is a definite plus when it comes to varied BBQ cooks.
You can go 3 grids to smoke nine full racks of babyback or St. Louis style ribs flat. We've found keeping the ribs full and flat on a grid is key should you want to foil or sauce them.
We do not know of any other Kamado grill that can do 9 full racks, keep them flat on grids and provide straight access to all nine.
Grilling Raised Grid
Using the XL Rig and 20” Grid is one of our preferred set-ups for grilling high in the XL. At 6" tall, the Rig puts the 20" Grid up in the dome. Grilling higher, you will enjoy a wider (higher) range of temperatures with less chance of burning something. Great for chicken and sausages, cooks you want to grill direct but not worry so much on burning or busting a casing.
The Rig and 20" Grid set-up provides direct lump access to quickly add smoking wood or manage the fire - no grids to work around or move, a handy bonus.
Best Single Grid BBQ set-up Going....any kamado
If you have CGS' Pair 18" Half Stones and 18" Stainless Drip Pan, you can duplicate the brisket cook in the video. It will not take long for this set-up to be your favorite when BBQing on one grid. No grill matches it for convenience and performance - it's that good!.
The set-up yields better airflow, provides easy access to the lump and produces more consistent temperatures over the grid. What XL EGG owners love about this set-up is you don't have to touch anything to manage fire or smoke.
Atop the Rig is the best spot for pizza, Again, we push the pizza high in the dome. With thin crust pizza, we do not use a blocking stone. Instead we use the Rig height to better control temperatures in and around the pizza stone. With thick crust pizza, we use a blocking stone as this cook is more about baking dough than grilling toppings. With the Rig's multiple settings, you have plenty of options on how to space the blocking and pizza stones. Yes, you can go two pizzas, but we need to say, only recommended for the most experienced XL EGG users. If you have the XL Woo, use it with the Rig to push the pizza stone even higher, as pictured.
Quick video on how to use Grids on the XL Rig.
Other popular XL accessories to expand your talents.......
18" Drip Stainless Drip Pan matches nicely with our 18" Round Ceramic Stone. Foil the Pan for easy clean up. Use a pan to keep moisture out of the Stone. Pan keeps the grill clean for the next cook.
If you have young kids or tend to misplace things, get an extra set of Crossbars. We know this one from experience!
If you need the 18" Half or Full Stone, you can grab it here.
Specs for the XL Adjustable Rig
Specs for the XL Slide Guide with Crossbar
Fits XL BGE perfectly. Have made some kabobs that came out perfectly with just the top level in. Can’t wait to make a bunch of ribs soon!!
Well engineered and well made!
Really nice and well made glad it’s not The Chinese junk. You get what ya pay for you its not cheap but it will last a long time thanks again. No complaints here
This product is superior by leaps and bounds to any accessory I have seen from Big Green Egg. The grids are a lot heavier and sturdier than the stock ones. The product design is ingenious and actually allows you to place three (albeit, crammed) grids on top of your heat deflector instead of two. The sliding rack is a great idea and adds convenience. The product is well-designed and guides you into adding the components in the right position. Customer service is friendly and responsive.
So, what’s the issue?
Tom has a serious weakness on the website in educating new grill owners like me. The technical information is all there, but it is scattered and hard to find.
CGS should really have an ad running, or at minimum an easy-to-understand webpage, that quickly summarizes the important information a new grill owner would need to make the purchase. It would go something like this:
“Shopping for a new Big Green Egg? Before you purchase a convEGGtor, the accessory you will need for indirect cooking, give us a try. Every BGE owner ultimately wants more space. For a fraction of the price of the convEGGtor and BGE-branded accessories, receive everything you need to cook on 2 (or even 3!) racks at one time. Plus, get an easy way to take your setup in and out of the grill to add lump charcoal or smoking chips, or to cook with a mixed direct and indirect setup.”
That’s everything in one paragraph. Less is sometimes more. I am happy to take a look at a website update!
I just did three packer briskets on my XL BGE and then 9 racks of St. Louis ribs after that for work today. These device is incredible for big cooks. I also have played around with it some for smaller cooks and pulled off pizza successfully for the first time. Highly recommend.
Just received my rack--planning on smoking turkey. I really like the set up as it gives the ability to continue to add wood to your fire during a long and slow smoke.