Can a platesetter or ConvEGGtor be used with the Large Adjustable Rig? No, the Large Rig is not designed to be used in conjunction with a platesetter or Big green Egg convEGGtor.
Do I use my grill's cooking grid with the Adjustable Rig? Yes, your cooking grid sits atop the Rig and creates a raised grid set-up. Or, most Rigs can sit on the grill's cooking grid.
Can I use a cast iron grid with the Rig? Yes, the Rig can sit on a cast iron gird. We do not recommend putting a cast iron grid atop the Rig, as the grid can slide around.
What size objects fit inside the Adjustable Rig? Any round object (ceramic stone, pan & grid) must have a diameter less than 16-3/4". To slide between the front brackets, the object's width must be less than 13-1/8".
Can the Adjustable Rig be set-up to create an indirect (platesetter/ConveGGtor like) configuration? Yes, add a ceramic stone on the Rig Crossbars and under the grid.
Where do I store the equipment? We recommend you store the pieces in your grill on the Adjustable Rig. Let the Spider hang in the fire ring.
Do I need to clean the equipment? Other than the cooking grids, there is no reason to spend time and energy cleaning the equipment. Do not clean the ceramic stones with liquids or soap. Wrap drip pans in foil for easy clean up.
- The Adjustable Rig sits directly on the fire ring.
- Four brackets support the crossbars and upper ring.
- The brackets are notched creating settings or levels above the fire ring.
- A front portion of the top ring is cut away and lowered, improving access to the firebox and inside the Rig. Opening between the front brackets is approximately 13-3/16" wide.
- Back support also acts as a stop for grids and such.
- Top and bottom ring diameters are 17.375" OD.
- The Rings and back support material is 1/4", 304 Stainless round bar.
- The four brackets are laser cut from 7ga. or 3/16" 304 Stainless Steel plate.
- Proud to say.....Made in the USA by Ceramic Grill Store.
- Two Crossbars (one pair) come with the Rig.
- At the lower Rig setting, the Crossbar tip ends should rest on the Rig's lower ring.
- Crossbars sit in the Rig notches. One Crossbar spans the front brackets and the other Crossbar spans back brackets.
- Crossbars support ceramic stones, pans, grids and such inside the Rig.
- Material is 1/4", 304 Stainless round bar.
- Made in the USA by Ceramic Grill Store.
- Rig Extender;
- 16" Sliding D Grid, 13"x17" Oval or 9"x18" Half Grids;
- 15" Round, 13"x17" Oval, 15" Half and 16" Half Ceramic Stones
- Slide Guide, Crossbars, Half Stone Hanger'
- 14" and 16" Round Drip Pans or Oval Foil Ring;
- Most accessories are made in the USA by Ceramic Grill Store or CGS suppliers.
A Few Tips
So, if you find that you missed the target cooking temperature at your initial grid height, simply move a grid up or down the Rig for a quick fix. Remember this, it will come in handy!
One of the cool features of the Adjustable Rig is how fast it and its contents can be removed from the ceramic grill. When feasible, we recommend setting all the pieces (grids, stones, pans) directly on the Rig.
The first step in removing the Rig is to have your landing area ready and close by. The second step is to wear adequate personal protection.
To remove the Adjustable Rig, grab under the Rig's upper ring and lift the Rig up and out. Keep the Rig level. Remember, these items are hot, so it is worth repeating, have the landing area close by and take the necessary safety precautions to protect yourself and other equipment.
You may wonder how fast is the move.There is a good chance it took you longer to read this one "Tip" than it will take you to lift out the Rig.
One set-up we don't recommend is the 13"x17" Oval Stone directly on the fire ring/box. It limits airflow to much. The Oval Stone does not fit Spiders where the diameter of the grill's cooking grid is under 23".
The Oval grid is 12.75" wide by 17.5" long. So, it is possible to drop wood chunks past the grid at all three Levels. The wood chunk pictured is 1-1/2 inches thick.
Sometimes with direct grilling, the lump burn creates hot spots across the grid. You can minimize the effects from the hot spot by spinning the round grid(s). To spin the grid, just set the tongs at grid center and turn.
To slow a cook down, you can change from a direct to an indirect set-up by adding a stone under the grid. If you think you may change over during a cook, we recommend setting the Crossbars before starting the cook.
The chicken leg cook, pictured below, started direct with grid temperatures over 375 degrees. After rendering the fat for a short time and charring the skin, the 16" Round Stone was added at the middle Rig setting. This took the direct heat off the legs and allowed them to "roast" till done. Similar cooks can be done with our other stones, including our Half Stones for a half direct & half indirect set-up.
If you are one who constantly worries about running out of lump or lives in a very cold climate, you can overfill the Large Big Green Egg® fire ring to fuel a low & slow cook. The photo, bottom left, shows the indirect set-up on the middle Rig setting. Guess if you need more lump, you could set the stone at the upper setting. DO NOT use this much lump for grilling or high temperature cooks.
For jerky, it is feasible to load a grid on each Level. The set-up requires t hree Crossbar pairs and three 13"x17" Oval Grids.
If you are not using a Crossbar during a cook or have an extra set, one can be used as a wiggle rod to shake the ash from the Big Green Egg® lump grate during a cook. Slip the Crossbar through the lower slider opening, hook into one of the open grate holes and lightly push/pull. The motion will shake the ash from the grate openings, improving airflow.