XL Woo Ring - XL BGE

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$44.99

The XL Woo Ring fits the XL Big Green EGG®.

Recent Update: To keep up with EGG's fire ring change (removed the fire ring convEGGtor® notches ), we shortened the drop on the XL Woo's lower ring. It's not a major change. Also, the lower ring and legs are now fabricated using 1/4" dia. Stainless round bar. The XL Woo works with fire rings that are smooth on top (current version) or notched in three places for the ConvEGGtor.  

What the XL Woo Ring brings to the XL Big Green EGG. The XL Woo Ring is the original XL convEGGtor accessory. The top ring holds the XL grid just below the EGG's felt line for grilling on a raised grid. The CGS XL Expander and XL Adjustable Rig can be set atop the XL Woo for super raised or multiple grid capabilities.

The bottom ring sits at the top of the fire ring and holds an assortment of grids, griddles, stones, drip pans and woks - any round accessory between 16" and 20" diameter. For indirect, BBQ cooks, the lower ring supports EGG's ConvEGGtor or CGS's 18" Half Ceramic Stones. Most find the XL Woo with Handles, Pair 18" Half Stones and 18" Stainless Drip Pan a much better, more productive and less expensive alternative than EGG's ConvEGGtor.

Handles on the XL Woo make it easy to lift the entire set-up, including food, grid, ConvEGGtor or Stones in/out of the EGG.

Purchase Options: With the XL Woo, you have two selections to make:

1. Handles on the XL Woo:

  • As mentioned above, Handles make it easy to lift the Woo. Majority of folks get the Handles.
  • No Handles is just that, no Handles on the XL Woo.

2. Select Ceramic Stone:

  • No Additions, then it is just the XL Woo as picked above;
  • Add Pair 18" Half Stones gives you indirect, BBQ, smoking capability. Or use one half stone and create zones, direct/indirect under the XL grid.
  • Best option includes the 18" Stainless Drip Pan, as it collects drippings, protects the Stones, and keeps the EGG clean. Foil the Drip Pan for easy clean up. The Stainless Pan is reusable.

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Several options for the XL EGG, what rack system to pick!

The XL Big Green EGG is one of the best grills on the market, as it offers so much versatility. At CGS, we do our best to get all the capabilities out of a grill, as we've learned...not everyone cooks the same. So, if picking a rack system feels a little daunting, not to worry, as many of our XL products are interchangeable or expandable moving forward.

Find which scenario below fits you best and go with it. It is the old saying - 'first choice is usually the best choice'.

If you:

  • want to keep it simple with the XL grid, with or without ConvEGGtor, you are at the right spot - XL Woo Ring.
  • want to continue with keeping it simple but add a second level, then pick a XL Woo here and go to the XL Woo Expander.
  • want the greatest functionality, go to the XL Woo Adjustable Rig Combo, as it offers the greatest capability.
  • want to add more grid(s) to EGG's convEGGtor, go to the XL Adjustable Rig 2 Grid Combo or XL Woo Expander.
  • have the XL Woo Ring and want the full XL Woo/Rig Combo capability, go to the XL Adjustable Rig 2 Grid Combo. Just make sure you have or include the Pair 18" Half Stones in the 2 Grid Combo selection.

On XL Woo's top (23") ring:

  • XL Woo's top ring sits just below the felt line, top of base.
  • The 24" XL grid slips over the Woo's handles and sits on the ring.
  • EGG's XL Cast Iron Grids and Griddles are not recommended. We recommend keeping cast iron cookware close to the fire, where it can absorb the necessary heat to do its thing.

 

On XL Woo's lower (15") ring:

  • XL Woo's lower ring sits near the top of the fire ring.
  • CGS' 20" Round Stainless grid is recommended for conventional grilling on the Woo's lower ring. The grid's effective grilling area almost equals the XL grid. It's the same 20" grid used on the XL Adjustable Rig, so it offers more placement options and is pictured below.
  • EGG's Large Full Round Cast Iron Grid is recommended for grilling on cast iron. It is cheaper than buying two XL Cast Iron Half Grids and provides ample grilling area when compared to the XL Cast Iron Half Grids.
  • CGS' 16"x20" Oval Stainless grid works but wobbles a bit. The grid will not wobble if inverted. Like the CGS 20", it is the same grid used on the XL Adjustable Rig.
  • Any round grids and griddles between 16" and 20" diameter can be used on the lower ring.
  • EGG's XL Half Cast Iron Grids and Griddles do not fit the lower ring.
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Heat Deflectors:

  • CGS's Pair 18" Half Ceramic Stones and EGG's ConvEGGtor sit inside the XL Woo. They are basically the same diameter (shown below).
  • EGG's XL ConvEGGtor slips into the XL Woo from the top.
  • CGS' Pair 18" Half Ceramic Stones slide into the XL Woo from the side, so there is no interference with the XL Grid. CGS 18" Half Stones are cheaper and provide more options than Egg's ConvEGGtor.
  • Egg's 21" XL Half or Full Round Ceramic Stones do not fit the XL Woo's lower ring.
  • Any half or full round ceramic stone between 16" and 20" diameter fits the Woo's lower ring.

 

Drip Pans

  • As shown above, CGS' 18" Round Stainless Drip Pan is the best fit for CGS' 18 Half Stones or EGG's convEGGtor. Foil the Drip Pan for easy clean up. The Stainless Pan is reusable.
  • EGG's XL Disposable Aluminum Pans are an option too.
  • CGS Ceramic Spacers elevate the 18" Drip Pan off/above the 18" Half Stones. Maximum spacer height is 1.5" for use on CGS' Ceramic Stones or EGG's ConvEGGtor. Shown are CGS 0.5" and 2.0" Spacers. Note the 2" spacers are resting on their 1.5" side.

If your XL Big Green EGG is new or only a couple years old, you can skip this part.

The XL Woo works with flat and 3 (ConvEGGtor) notched fire rings.

From 2008 to 2012, the Big Green EGG XL grill went through a couple improvements. If your grill is older than 2012, we recommend you take the measurements outlined below to confirm the XL Woo Ring fits your grill.

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 .

  • set the XL Big Green EGG cooking grid on the fire ring and close the dome;
  • slide a tape through the daisy wheel until it hits the grid;
  • take the measurement at the daisy wheel. It needs to be at least 16".

Woks:

  • Any 16" to 20" diameter wok fits the XL Woo's lower ring, CGs' 16" wok pictured.
  • We strongly recommend round bottom woks, stay away from flat bottom woks.
  • Use the CGS XL Adjustable Rig or XL Woo Expander to add an upper half grid area. XL Adj. Rig with Half Stone/Grid Bundle shown.

The XL Woo Ring raises the XL Big Green EGG Stainless grid approximately 3". The main cooking grid will sit just below felt line, keeping the grid inside the EGG. Handles make for easy in and out.

The XL Grid sits atop the Woo's upper ring. For the bottom ring, any round object 16" to 20" in diameter will fit. Ring diameters on the XL Woo are approximately:  

  • 23" OD top ring diameter,
  • 15" OD bottom ring diameter.

Typical accessories for the lower ring include: 20" Stainless or 18" cast iron grids, 16"+ woks, 18" half ceramic stones, skillets, griddles and pans. We recommend a ceramic stone under any drip pan.

The XL Woo Ring is fabricated using 1/4" and 5/16" 304 Stainless Steel round bar. It's fabricated in-house by Ceramic Grill Store: Proudly Made in the USA. It's the original and a workhorse that will make cooking on your XL Big Green EGG more enjoyable.

Note: Big Green EGG's 21" XL ceramic pizza stones, cast iron grids and griddles do not fit the XL Woo's lower ring. They are too big.  

Ash Baskets & Dividers:

  • XL Woo does not interfere with Kick Ash or EGG's Ash basket and divider.
  • XL Woo does not interfere with CGS' Ang-L Brackets or Lump Reducing Rings.

The XL Adjustable Rig can be paired with the XL Woo Ring and we will put money behind this claim: No other rack system, across all kamados, matches the XL Woo and Adjustable Rig pairing for ability, functionality and capacity.

For more information, check out the XL Woo Adjustable Rig Combo. It's our favorite rack system for the XL EGG. Here's just a small sampling of the XL Woo/Rig Combo's abilities.

Roll with 3 grids for ribs or two grids for the big meats.

How about baking pizza high in the dome or sliding the lower grid for easy access when grilling.  

Stayed tuned, it's coming. You might check our Kamado Joe Big Joe Expander, as the XL Woo Expander is just like it.

If you need more assistance, please give us a call. It is the easiest way to work through your questions and get you properly outfitted.

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Ziv R
Wonderful addition

I have an XL BGE, the conveggtor I bought with the egg broke and I purchased the XL Woo Ring.
the XL Woo Ring has more options then the conveggtor. it has two half moon stones which you can play and make combinations.
The dripping pane is also great add-on.

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L K Johnson
Woo ring

Makes putting plate setter in and out of egg really easy, well built.

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William Turner
Woo'ed by the "Woo ring".

Great purchase. Allows u to remove convectioner(platesetter) without burning yourself during cooks. Good price.

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Malcolm Massengill
Woo Ring

Used it as soon as i got it and loved it. Really fast shipping also.

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Charlie Aaron
Great product and great customer service

While looking at similar products for my XL BGE, I was fortunate enough to stumble across the PSWOO. For less money than some of the alternatives, you get a far superior product. Although great for smoking, it also allows you to raise the grill grate to cook more delicate items. When my order arrived, FedEx had managed to crack the 18 inch ceramic stone. It was replaced immediately without question. Like the intro says, a great product and great customer service.