"No other matches the Rig for flexibility or capacity!"

 

With multi-grid cooks getting at the lower grid can be cumbersome, especially if you regularly season, flip, turn or sauce the food. We have an effective way to manage these active cooks - it's called "sliding grids".  

Sliding Grids provide a user-friendly way to manage multiple grids cooks on the Adjustable Rig. The set-ups are flexible, interchangeable and accommodate a wide variety of cooks. Along with the Adjustable Rig, the key pieces to Sliding Grids are:

  • Rig Extender - adds a platform level above the Rig;
  • 16" Sliding D and/or 13"x17" Oval Grid - grids to slide; 
  • Slide Guide - rails that support the 13"x17" Oval Grid as it slides in/out of the Rig.

The chicken and rib videos below provide a quick look on how the pieces work together. The set-ups in the two videos use the Adjustable Rig R&B Oval Combo and Rig Extender. The only difference between set-ups is the top grid on the Rig Extender. 

  • Chicken video uses the 16" Sliding D Grid on the Rig Extender. Watch how the D Grid pushes back and opens up access to the lower grid. Notice how care fee we handle the D grid -  no worries about tipping. The 16" Sliding D Grid is perfect for grilling cooks where constant access to a lower grid is needed.
  • Rib video uses the 13"x17" Oval Grid on the Rig Extender. See how we rotate the two 13"x17" Oval Grids in order to manage the smoking process. The 13"x17" Oval Grid is perfect for BBQ cooks or when rotating food is needed. You can rotate the grids without handling each piece of food.

    Let's take a quick look at the pieces.

    Rig Extender: The Rig Extender sits atop the Adjustable Rig and extends the top cooking position higher in the dome. The Rig Extender is only a platform and needs a grid or stone. Generally, it is either the 16" Sliding D Grid, 13"x17" Oval Grid or 15" pizza stone on the Rig Extender.

    important feature, function or fact When using the Rig Extender, you do not use your grill's cooking grid. The dome will not close. Again, it's the 16" Sliding D or 13"x17" Oval Grid as the top grid.

    Atop the Rig Extender is a great spot to take full advantage of the dome's reflective and convective heat patterns. Plus, it's an easy way to push high above the lump for better temperature control. It's our go-to spot for grilling chicken, sausage and veggies direct (no deflector plate below).

    To set the Rig Extender, simply drop it over the Rig's top ring. Just make sure the "U" hook on the Rig Extender's back leg straddles the Rig's back support. The Crossbar in front is removable. Use the Crossbar as front support for long items - 13"x17" Oval Grid or 15" pizza stone. 

    rig extender atop the adjustable rig

    Most reasonably sized foods will fit above the Rig Extender. Quantities and overall size is dependent on your grill's dome. Two meats that do require special consideration are brisket and pork butt. For example, with the large Big Green Egg®, a brisket packer won't fit above the Rig Extender. 

    16" Sliding D Grid: The 16" Sliding D Grid pictured below is designed to slide back and forth on the Rig Extender. A couple things about the Grid:

    • its configured on a 16" diameter with the short (straight) side measuring 14.5" deep;
    • sliding is how it moves along the Rig Extender; and
    • its shape looks like the letter "D".

    important feature, function or fact The Grid's two legs run outside the Rig Extender and keep the D Grid properly positioned on the Rig Extender. The D Grid's straight side faces toward you.  

    Pushing the D Grid back along the Rig Extender opens up access to whatever is below - grid, pan, stone or lump. No need to lift anything off. A couple cool features about the 16" Sliding D Grid on the Rig Extender are:

    • the Grid has multiple points of contact, so it won't sag;
    • it takes just a couple practice pushes to learn how to use it;
    • It's hard to tip if the food is reasonably distributed on the grid;
    • the grid stays over the grill, so whatever drips stays in the grill;
    • the more it's used, the easier it slides;
    • it goes on/off in seconds, no nuts and bolts to hassle with;
    • to bring the 16" Sliding D Grid back over the Rig Extender, just close the dome - very cool! 

    Rig, Extender and D grid in large big green egg

    side view of D Grid sliding on Extender

    The D Grid & Rig Extender provide the perfect elevation for grilling veggies while searing steaks below. Or, if you are a fan of the reverse sear, the D Grid/Extender is the perfect spot to start the roasting while the lower grid heats up for searing.

    Extender with D grid atop 18" cast iron grid

    Extender with D Grid and spider with 13 cast iron grid

     

    To set the 16" D Grid, all you do is place the D Grid on the Rig Extender with the D Grid's straight edge toward you. To push the D Grid back, use tongs or bump the grid back with your fingers. To bring the D Grid back over the Rig Extender, all you do is close the dome - very cool! We demonstrate this move in the chicken video. 

    post it note for helpful tip The 16" Sliding D Grid also fits inside the Rig. Just drop the Grid on the Rig Crossbars and your're ready to grill inside the Rig. The D Grid does not slide on the Rig Crossbars.

    13" x 17" Oval Grid: The 13"x17" Oval Grid also slides but in a different way than the 16" Sliding D Grid. The Oval Grid slides in & out of the Adjustable Rig where the 16" D Grid slides on the Rig Extender. See below on how each Grid slides.

    oval grid sliding out of slide guide at felt line in large big green egg

    Extender with D grid atop 18" cast iron grid 

     

    The 13"x17" Oval Grid can sit atop the Rig Extender but it is too long to make sliding worthwhile. On the Rig Extender, the Oval Grid needs the Rig Extender's front Crossbar for support. Simply, set the Oval Grid on the Rig Extender so the dome closes over it. That's it for placement.

    13x17 oval grid atop the rig extender

    R&B Combo with Extender and Oval Grid for Rib video

      

    The 13"x17" Oval Grid is handy when changing grid positions is key. Basically, you handle the grids, not the food when rotating. We demonstrate this in the rib video. 

    important feature, function or factTo recap, the 13"x17" Oval Grid can sit inside the Rig and slide. The 13"x17" Oval Grid can sit on the Rig Extender but does not slide.

    Slide Guide: The Slide Guide makes life much easier when sliding the 13"x17" Oval Grid in and out of the Adjustable Rig. The Slide Guide supports the Oval Grid as it moves over the Rig Crossbars. Without a Slide Guide you'd have to teeter the Grid from Crossbar to Crossbar. Trust us on this one, you'll want the Slide Guide when handling the 13"x17" Oval Grid in the Rig!

    Set the Slide Guide like you do the Crossbars, see below. The welded Crossbar on the Slide Guide goes to the back of the Rig. The front Crossbar (not welded) is included and goes across the front Rig notches. 

    how to set-up the slide guide in the rig

    rig with slide guide and oval grid in large big green egg

     

    How it all Comes Together:

    Top grid options on the Rig Extender are: 

    • 16" Sliding D Grid slides back to open up access below;
    • 13"x17" Oval Grid is stationary and can swap positions with another Oval Grid; 
    • your grill's cooking grid is not used.

    Bottom grid options under the Rig Extender are:

    • 13"x17" Oval Grid(s) on a Slide Guide and can rotate grid positions;
    • full grid (grill's grid) on the fire ring/box; or
    • small (cast iron) grid on the Spider.

    How to decide which grid is best for the Rig Extender. Until you get a little experience:

    • consider the 16" Sliding D Grid as a grilling grid. You push it back to open up access below. Most grilling cooks are active cooks, so quick and easy access to the lower grid or fire is key. 
    • the 13"x17" Oval Grid is best for smoking long meats or if you want to rotate grids. It can be used for grilling or smoking. The Oval Grid is good for any cook where access to a lower level is not critical or frequent. 

      Grilling Direct: For most high temp grilling, a grid on the fire ring and the 16" Sliding D Grid atop the Rig Extender is the common set-up. The set-up provides two temperature zones with easy access to both grids. Popular cooks include searing steaks with veggies roasting up top. Or, grilling hamburgers below with the buns,brats or kids hot dogs up top. It's a good set-up for the reverse sear too. 

      rig extender with rig on cast iron grid

      rig extender with rig on stock grid in large big green egg

       

      Using two Oval Grids is a handy way to keep similar but different foods separated. An example cook is chicken wings seasoned with different rubs. The two grids saved us several times from mixing things up while entertaining. You can also grill above the felt line with two grid, see corn picture below. It's a good set-up if you need to grill at the 325°F to 375°F temperature range.

      grilling on extender and oval grid different flavored chicken wings

      grilling corn on two oval grids with extender

       

      Using a Stone for Low & Slow, Smoking BBQ: For low & slow, BBQ cooks, the ceramic stone generally goes on the Rig's lower setting. The 13"x17" Oval Ceramic Stone is recommended. With most cooks, the grids will be two 13"x17" Oval Grids.

      post it note for helpful tip Meat size will dictate which level you set the lower Oval Grid and Slide Guide. For big meats (spatchcock chicken, pork butt, brisket) the lower Oval goes at the Rig's middle notch setting. With thin meats, ribs or wings, the Oval Grid can go at the Rig's upper notch setting for easy sliding. The top Grid is on the Rig Extender.

      sliding the lower grid out with sliding grids

      four racks of ribs on sliding grids with extender in large big green egg

      ribs on extender and brisket on lower oval grid sliding

      ribs on extender with pork butt on lower sliding grid

       

      Some Do's and Don't with Sliding Grids:

       Important: Since the Rig Extender puts a grid high in the dome, it may be necessary to shorten the thermometer's inside the dome when using the 13"x17" Oval Grid. If you grill's thermometer (BGE) has a spring clip, it's easy to do. Just remove the spring clip from the inside and put it on the outside. More detail on adjusting the BGE dome thermometer can be found here. 

       Care must be taken when sliding the D Grid along the Rig Extender. On some grills (Large Egg®), the dome acts as a stop when sliding back. Whenever possible, keep the D Grid's weight distribution slightly forward of center (toward the grid's straight edge). No need to lubricate anything as the smoke and grease from the cooks automatically lubricate the rails for easy sliding. Checkout the chicken video and you'll see how stable the D Grid is on the Rig Extender.

      post it note for helpful tip Use the Rig Extender's center bar as a visual stop guide when pushing the 16" D grid back. It will only take a couple practice pushes to master sliding. To bring the D Grid back over the Rig Extender, all you do is close the dome.

      post it note for helpful tip You can lift the entire set-up out without taking anything apart. Simply, grab the Rig's top ring and roll your thumbs over the grid on the Rig Extender and lift. It's literally that easy. Remember hand protection and have the landing area a close.

       

      Recap the Chicken and Rib Videos: Both set-ups start with the Adjustable Rig R&B Combo plus Rig Extender:
      • R&B Combo: Rig, Crossbars, Slide Guide, Oval Stone & Oval Grid;
      • Rig Extender atop the Rig.

      On the chicken cook, it's the 16" Sliding D Grid atop the Rig Extender. The D Grid pushes back to open up access to the lower Oval Grid with the spatchcock chickens.
      On the rib cook, it's a second 13" x 17" Oval Grid atop the Rig Extender. The Oval Grid is long enough to hold ribs and with two Ovals, we can easily rotate the ribs for foiling and saucing.

      R&B Combo with Extender and D grid for chicken video

      R&B Combo with Extender and Oval Grid for Rib video

       

      Note the Grid position of the lower 13"x17" Oval Grid. With the chicken, the lower Oval Grid was set at the Rig's middle notch setting. This provides ample room above the grid for the spatchcock chickens. With the ribs, the lower Oval Grid was at Rig's upper notch setting, so we can slide the ribs in and out.

      Watch the videos again!

      Rig's True Abilities: Three Grids with Lower Two Grids Sliding:

       It's a very cool cook but here's our recommendation: This set-up requires the Spider and a Round Stone for the indirect set-up. If you do not smoke 6 racks on a routine basis, then we recommend skipping this set-up. Stick with the Oval Stone configurations. You'll have more flexibility over a wider range of cooks with the Oval Stone.   

      Of all the set-ups we outline on the site, this is the Grand Daddy - 3 Grids with 2 Sliding. It’s not hard to master as long as you have a reasonable understanding of ceramic cooking and the Adjustable Rig. It does require a watchful eye as you will need to rotate the grids during the cook. We recommend taking notes until you are proficient with the cook(s).

      6 racks of ribs on the Rig ready to go in grill

       6 racks of ribs just out of large big green egg

        

      The most common three grid cook is ribs. Other foods can be cooked on three grids but the food needs to fit the approximate 2.75" spacing between grids.

      What you need: Adjustable Rig, Rig Extender, 2 Slide Guides, 3 Oval Grids, Spider, Round Ceramic Stone for Spider, optional Drip Pan.

      Key points on this set-up are:

      • You need a work area outside the cooker.
      • The Adjustable Rig and Rig Extender hold the three Oval Grids.
      • The Spider holds the indirect piece: Stone and Drip Pan.
      • You can work the upper two grids without removing the Rig.
      • To work the lowest grid, the Rig must be removed from the grill.
      • There is approximately 2.75" of space between grids.

      The load capacity per set-up is highlighted in the chart below. Fitting St. Louis style ribs depends on trim width but two racks per grid is typical. These are full racks, not cut.

      # of Racks per Cook

      Spare Ribs

      Loin (Baby) Back

      St. Louis

      Two Grids

      2

      4

      4

      Three Grids

      3

      6

      6

       

      Before ordering a 3 grid set-up, you might call us to go over the set-up and required pieces.

      "No other matches the Rig for flexibility or capacity!"

       

      With multi-grid cooks getting at the lower grid can be cumbersome, especially if you regularly season, flip, turn or sauce the food. We have an effective way to manage these active cooks - it's called "sliding grids".  

      Sliding Grids provide a user-friendly way to manage multiple grids cooks on the Adjustable Rig. The set-ups are flexible, interchangeable and accommodate a wide variety of cooks. Along with the Adjustable Rig, the key pieces to Sliding Grids are:

      • Rig Extender - adds a platform level above the Rig;
      • 16" Sliding D and/or 13"x17" Oval Grid - grids to slide; 
      • Slide Guide - rails that support the 13"x17" Oval Grid as it slides in/out of the Rig.

      The chicken and rib videos below provide a quick look on how the pieces work together. The set-ups in the two videos use the Adjustable Rig R&B Oval Combo and Rig Extender. The only difference between set-ups is the top grid on the Rig Extender. 

      • Chicken video uses the 16" Sliding D Grid on the Rig Extender. Watch how the D Grid pushes back and opens up access to the lower grid. Notice how care fee we handle the D grid -  no worries about tipping. The 16" Sliding D Grid is perfect for grilling cooks where constant access to a lower grid is needed.
      • Rib video uses the 13"x17" Oval Grid on the Rig Extender. See how we rotate the two 13"x17" Oval Grids in order to manage the smoking process. The 13"x17" Oval Grid is perfect for BBQ cooks or when rotating food is needed. You can rotate the grids without handling each piece of food.

        Let's take a quick look at the pieces.

        Rig Extender: The Rig Extender sits atop the Adjustable Rig and extends the top cooking position higher in the dome. The Rig Extender is only a platform and needs a grid or stone. Generally, it is either the 16" Sliding D Grid, 13"x17" Oval Grid or 15" pizza stone on the Rig Extender.

        important feature, function or fact When using the Rig Extender, you do not use your grill's cooking grid. The dome will not close. Again, it's the 16" Sliding D or 13"x17" Oval Grid as the top grid.

        Atop the Rig Extender is a great spot to take full advantage of the dome's reflective and convective heat patterns. Plus, it's an easy way to push high above the lump for better temperature control. It's our go-to spot for grilling chicken, sausage and veggies direct (no deflector plate below).

        To set the Rig Extender, simply drop it over the Rig's top ring. Just make sure the "U" hook on the Rig Extender's back leg straddles the Rig's back support. The Crossbar in front is removable. Use the Crossbar as front support for long items - 13"x17" Oval Grid or 15" pizza stone. 

        rig extender atop the adjustable rig

        Most reasonably sized foods will fit above the Rig Extender. Quantities and overall size is dependent on your grill's dome. Two meats that do require special consideration are brisket and pork butt. For example, with the large Big Green Egg®, a brisket packer won't fit above the Rig Extender. 

        16" Sliding D Grid: The 16" Sliding D Grid pictured below is designed to slide back and forth on the Rig Extender. A couple things about the Grid:

        • its configured on a 16" diameter with the short (straight) side measuring 14.5" deep;
        • sliding is how it moves along the Rig Extender; and
        • its shape looks like the letter "D".

        important feature, function or fact The Grid's two legs run outside the Rig Extender and keep the D Grid properly positioned on the Rig Extender. The D Grid's straight side faces toward you.  

        Pushing the D Grid back along the Rig Extender opens up access to whatever is below - grid, pan, stone or lump. No need to lift anything off. A couple cool features about the 16" Sliding D Grid on the Rig Extender are:

        • the Grid has multiple points of contact, so it won't sag;
        • it takes just a couple practice pushes to learn how to use it;
        • It's hard to tip if the food is reasonably distributed on the grid;
        • the grid stays over the grill, so whatever drips stays in the grill;
        • the more it's used, the easier it slides;
        • it goes on/off in seconds, no nuts and bolts to hassle with;
        • to bring the 16" Sliding D Grid back over the Rig Extender, just close the dome - very cool! 

        Rig, Extender and D grid in large big green egg

        side view of D Grid sliding on Extender

        The D Grid & Rig Extender provide the perfect elevation for grilling veggies while searing steaks below. Or, if you are a fan of the reverse sear, the D Grid/Extender is the perfect spot to start the roasting while the lower grid heats up for searing.

        Extender with D grid atop 18" cast iron grid

        Extender with D Grid and spider with 13 cast iron grid

         

        To set the 16" D Grid, all you do is place the D Grid on the Rig Extender with the D Grid's straight edge toward you. To push the D Grid back, use tongs or bump the grid back with your fingers. To bring the D Grid back over the Rig Extender, all you do is close the dome - very cool! We demonstrate this move in the chicken video. 

        post it note for helpful tip The 16" Sliding D Grid also fits inside the Rig. Just drop the Grid on the Rig Crossbars and your're ready to grill inside the Rig. The D Grid does not slide on the Rig Crossbars.

        13" x 17" Oval Grid: The 13"x17" Oval Grid also slides but in a different way than the 16" Sliding D Grid. The Oval Grid slides in & out of the Adjustable Rig where the 16" D Grid slides on the Rig Extender. See below on how each Grid slides.

        oval grid sliding out of slide guide at felt line in large big green egg

        Extender with D grid atop 18" cast iron grid 

         

        The 13"x17" Oval Grid can sit atop the Rig Extender but it is too long to make sliding worthwhile. On the Rig Extender, the Oval Grid needs the Rig Extender's front Crossbar for support. Simply, set the Oval Grid on the Rig Extender so the dome closes over it. That's it for placement.

        13x17 oval grid atop the rig extender

        R&B Combo with Extender and Oval Grid for Rib video

          

        The 13"x17" Oval Grid is handy when changing grid positions is key. Basically, you handle the grids, not the food when rotating. We demonstrate this in the rib video. 

        important feature, function or factTo recap, the 13"x17" Oval Grid can sit inside the Rig and slide. The 13"x17" Oval Grid can sit on the Rig Extender but does not slide.

        Slide Guide: The Slide Guide makes life much easier when sliding the 13"x17" Oval Grid in and out of the Adjustable Rig. The Slide Guide supports the Oval Grid as it moves over the Rig Crossbars. Without a Slide Guide you'd have to teeter the Grid from Crossbar to Crossbar. Trust us on this one, you'll want the Slide Guide when handling the 13"x17" Oval Grid in the Rig!

        Set the Slide Guide like you do the Crossbars, see below. The welded Crossbar on the Slide Guide goes to the back of the Rig. The front Crossbar (not welded) is included and goes across the front Rig notches. 

        how to set-up the slide guide in the rig

        rig with slide guide and oval grid in large big green egg

         

        How it all Comes Together:

        Top grid options on the Rig Extender are: 

        • 16" Sliding D Grid slides back to open up access below;
        • 13"x17" Oval Grid is stationary and can swap positions with another Oval Grid; 
        • your grill's cooking grid is not used.

        Bottom grid options under the Rig Extender are:

        • 13"x17" Oval Grid(s) on a Slide Guide and can rotate grid positions;
        • full grid (grill's grid) on the fire ring/box; or
        • small (cast iron) grid on the Spider.

        How to decide which grid is best for the Rig Extender. Until you get a little experience:

        • consider the 16" Sliding D Grid as a grilling grid. You push it back to open up access below. Most grilling cooks are active cooks, so quick and easy access to the lower grid or fire is key. 
        • the 13"x17" Oval Grid is best for smoking long meats or if you want to rotate grids. It can be used for grilling or smoking. The Oval Grid is good for any cook where access to a lower level is not critical or frequent. 

          Grilling Direct: For most high temp grilling, a grid on the fire ring and the 16" Sliding D Grid atop the Rig Extender is the common set-up. The set-up provides two temperature zones with easy access to both grids. Popular cooks include searing steaks with veggies roasting up top. Or, grilling hamburgers below with the buns,brats or kids hot dogs up top. It's a good set-up for the reverse sear too. 

          rig extender with rig on cast iron grid

          rig extender with rig on stock grid in large big green egg

           

          Using two Oval Grids is a handy way to keep similar but different foods separated. An example cook is chicken wings seasoned with different rubs. The two grids saved us several times from mixing things up while entertaining. You can also grill above the felt line with two grid, see corn picture below. It's a good set-up if you need to grill at the 325°F to 375°F temperature range.

          grilling on extender and oval grid different flavored chicken wings

          grilling corn on two oval grids with extender

           

          Using a Stone for Low & Slow, Smoking BBQ: For low & slow, BBQ cooks, the ceramic stone generally goes on the Rig's lower setting. The 13"x17" Oval Ceramic Stone is recommended. With most cooks, the grids will be two 13"x17" Oval Grids.

          post it note for helpful tip Meat size will dictate which level you set the lower Oval Grid and Slide Guide. For big meats (spatchcock chicken, pork butt, brisket) the lower Oval goes at the Rig's middle notch setting. With thin meats, ribs or wings, the Oval Grid can go at the Rig's upper notch setting for easy sliding. The top Grid is on the Rig Extender.

          sliding the lower grid out with sliding grids

          four racks of ribs on sliding grids with extender in large big green egg

          ribs on extender and brisket on lower oval grid sliding

          ribs on extender with pork butt on lower sliding grid

           

          Some Do's and Don't with Sliding Grids:

           Important: Since the Rig Extender puts a grid high in the dome, it may be necessary to shorten the thermometer's inside the dome when using the 13"x17" Oval Grid. If you grill's thermometer (BGE) has a spring clip, it's easy to do. Just remove the spring clip from the inside and put it on the outside. More detail on adjusting the BGE dome thermometer can be found here. 

           Care must be taken when sliding the D Grid along the Rig Extender. On some grills (Large Egg®), the dome acts as a stop when sliding back. Whenever possible, keep the D Grid's weight distribution slightly forward of center (toward the grid's straight edge). No need to lubricate anything as the smoke and grease from the cooks automatically lubricate the rails for easy sliding. Checkout the chicken video and you'll see how stable the D Grid is on the Rig Extender.

          post it note for helpful tip Use the Rig Extender's center bar as a visual stop guide when pushing the 16" D grid back. It will only take a couple practice pushes to master sliding. To bring the D Grid back over the Rig Extender, all you do is close the dome.

          post it note for helpful tip You can lift the entire set-up out without taking anything apart. Simply, grab the Rig's top ring and roll your thumbs over the grid on the Rig Extender and lift. It's literally that easy. Remember hand protection and have the landing area a close.

           

          Recap the Chicken and Rib Videos: Both set-ups start with the Adjustable Rig R&B Combo plus Rig Extender:
          • R&B Combo: Rig, Crossbars, Slide Guide, Oval Stone & Oval Grid;
          • Rig Extender atop the Rig.

          On the chicken cook, it's the 16" Sliding D Grid atop the Rig Extender. The D Grid pushes back to open up access to the lower Oval Grid with the spatchcock chickens.
          On the rib cook, it's a second 13" x 17" Oval Grid atop the Rig Extender. The Oval Grid is long enough to hold ribs and with two Ovals, we can easily rotate the ribs for foiling and saucing.

          R&B Combo with Extender and D grid for chicken video

          R&B Combo with Extender and Oval Grid for Rib video

           

          Note the Grid position of the lower 13"x17" Oval Grid. With the chicken, the lower Oval Grid was set at the Rig's middle notch setting. This provides ample room above the grid for the spatchcock chickens. With the ribs, the lower Oval Grid was at Rig's upper notch setting, so we can slide the ribs in and out.

          Watch the videos again!

          Rig's True Abilities: Three Grids with Lower Two Grids Sliding:

           It's a very cool cook but here's our recommendation: This set-up requires the Spider and a Round Stone for the indirect set-up. If you do not smoke 6 racks on a routine basis, then we recommend skipping this set-up. Stick with the Oval Stone configurations. You'll have more flexibility over a wider range of cooks with the Oval Stone.   

          Of all the set-ups we outline on the site, this is the Grand Daddy - 3 Grids with 2 Sliding. It’s not hard to master as long as you have a reasonable understanding of ceramic cooking and the Adjustable Rig. It does require a watchful eye as you will need to rotate the grids during the cook. We recommend taking notes until you are proficient with the cook(s).

          6 racks of ribs on the Rig ready to go in grill

           6 racks of ribs just out of large big green egg

            

          The most common three grid cook is ribs. Other foods can be cooked on three grids but the food needs to fit the approximate 2.75" spacing between grids.

          What you need: Adjustable Rig, Rig Extender, 2 Slide Guides, 3 Oval Grids, Spider, Round Ceramic Stone for Spider, optional Drip Pan.

          Key points on this set-up are:

          • You need a work area outside the cooker.
          • The Adjustable Rig and Rig Extender hold the three Oval Grids.
          • The Spider holds the indirect piece: Stone and Drip Pan.
          • You can work the upper two grids without removing the Rig.
          • To work the lowest grid, the Rig must be removed from the grill.
          • There is approximately 2.75" of space between grids.

          The load capacity per set-up is highlighted in the chart below. Fitting St. Louis style ribs depends on trim width but two racks per grid is typical. These are full racks, not cut.

          # of Racks per Cook

          Spare Ribs

          Loin (Baby) Back

          St. Louis

          Two Grids

          2

          4

          4

          Three Grids

          3

          6

          6

           

          Before ordering a 3 grid set-up, you might call us to go over the set-up and required pieces.