Spider for the Large Big Green Egg® - Introduction

Large Spider Introduction

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Upgrade Notice:  Please note effective Fall 2012, Big Green Egg® changed the large egg's® fire ring to include 3 notches for the large platesetter.  As such, we changed the Large Spider to conform with the notch fire ring.   We should point out that neither Spider (3 or 5 leg) offers a discernible performance advantage over the other.

Which Spider should you pick?  If your large fire ring has the 3 platesetter notches on top, see below, then choose the 3 Leg Spider.  If your large fire ring has 5 dimples on top, see below, then choose the 5 Leg Spider.  

Important to note:  If you need a 5 Leg Spider, do not pick the 3 Leg Spider because it is new.  Trying to position the three legs around the five dimples will frustrate you.  Likewise, the 5 Leg Spider does not fit the 3 notch Fire Ring.   Both Spiders offer the same capabilities.

3 leg large spider fits notched large big green egg fire ring  5 leg spider fits old style big green egg fire ring


The Large Spider is one of our cool, yet simple, inventions.   We named it the Spider because if you turn the original Spider legs down, the legs look like spider legs.  The Spider could skedaddle away!  It’s a work-horse that can be used with the Large Adjustable Rig or combined with other pieces for new cooking experiences.    

The Spider sits atop the fire ring and does not interfere with airflow.  In the hanging position, pictured below left, the Spider drops approximately 2" into the fire ring.  In the inverted (up) position, pictured below right, the Spider sits approximately 1"-2" above the fire ring.  The 3 Leg Spider can sit in or out of the platesetter notches.     

When barbequing with multiple grids on the Adjustable Rig, the Spider holds the indirect pieces, stone and drip pan.  For searing or blackening, the Spider positions the cooking grid, skillet or griddle 2" inside the fire ring.  For wokking, the Spider holds our 16" round bottom wok.  

3 Leg Spider:

3 leg spider inside big green egg fire ring 3 leg spider in up position on big green egg fire ring


5 Leg Spider: 

5 leg spider down inside the big green egg fire ring 5 leg spider up above the big green egg fire ring


Please read the warnings and safeguards below:

For self protection, anyone using a ceramic cooker needs to understand the principals and preventive methods surrounding a Flashback, including Flashbacks from the lower slider vent, felt rim opening and/or top daisy wheel vent.  Please consult your ceramic grill manufacturer or retailer for Flashback details and preventative measures before attempting any cook in a ceramic grill, including cooks with or without, the Spider, Woo Rings or Adjustable Rig.  Keep children away from the grill, especially the lower slider opening, at all times.

Only remove the Spider, grid on Spider, pan/skillet on Spider when the grill has cooled to ambient temperatures.  Do not remove the Spider, grid, pan or skillet during a high temperature (>300 degrees Fahrenheit) cook.  The grill can flashback.  The dome thermometer or remote sensing probes positioned above the fire ring are not an accurate measure of the temperatures in the fire ring and firebox.  The temperatures in the fire ring and firebox can be much higher.  Lump burns in excess of 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.  Adequate hand protection is required when removing heated items from the grill.