Half Ceramic Stones - Get More for Less

Product Description

Use Half Stones, perfect way to get more bang for your buck.......


No where in the grilling/BBQ good book does it say, the ceramic stone needs to be a full stone. We were one the first to promote the benefits of using half stones in ceramic grills. It's as simple as:

  • when grilling, use a half stone to create two temperature zones,
  • when smoking BBQ, use two stones to create the full indirect set-up.  
With grilling, the first zone is direct (no stone). The heat rises straight up from the fire and radiates over the grid above. This side is the active grilling side. The second zone is indirect. The half stone knocks down the rising heat and produces a non radiating, lower temperature over the grid above. This side is the slow cook side or a staging/holding area.


With smoking BBQ, it's business as usual. Set both half stone together to create the indirect (deflector) set-up. Using two Half Stones together has negligible impact on cooks requiring a full stone.

The table below recommends the best Half Stones for CGS accessories. To find the best Half Stone configuration, just fill in the blanks: Set xx" Half Stone directly on -______;

13" Half Stone - 14" or larger cooking grids;
- Woo Ring M Series Vision™ Grills;
15" Half Stone - 15" or large cooking grids - not at felt line;
- Large Adjustable Rig Big Green Egg®;
- Large Adjustable Rig Spider Vision Grills;
- Large Adjustable Rig Kamado Joe®;
- Large Spider Big Green Egg - Half Stone only;
- Large Spider Kamado Joe - Half Stone only;
- Large Spider Vision Grills;
- Large Spider 22" Pit Boss;
- Divide & Conquer Classic Kamado Joe;
16" Half Stone - 18" or larger cooking grids;
- Large Adjustable Rig Big Green Egg;
- Large Adjustable Rig Kamado Joe;
- Spider 24" Pit Boss;
17.5" Half Stone - 19" or larger cooking grids;
- XL Adjustable Rig Big Green Egg;
- XL Adjustable Rig Kamado Joe
- XL Spider Big Green Egg;
- XL Spider Kamado Joe
- XL Woo Ring Big Green Egg;
- XL Woo Ring Kamado Joe;
19" Half Stone - 22" or larger cooking grids;
- XL Spider Big Green Egg;
- XL Spider Kamado Joe;;
- XL Woo Ring Big Green Egg;
- XL Woo Ring Kamado Joe.

 

With Half Stones on the Large Adjustable Rig, you might check out our Half Stone Hanger. Pair the Hanger with the 15" or 16" Half Stone, 9x18 Half Grid and you have the perfect 1-1/2 grid set-up when searing steaks and such. Set-up is pictured below left. 


If you have the PSWoo Ring and want the Half Stone(s), we recommend getting the Platform accessory. The Platform provides a more stable base for the 15" or 16" Half Stone(s). It's pictured above right and resembles a kite's shape. The Platform will also hold our 13"x17" Oval Stone for protecting long meat cuts on BBQ cooks - added bonus.

Made in the USA specifically for CGS, Ceramic Grill Store.

Select your stone size from the drop down menu.

$ 23.99

XL Woo2 Adjustable Rig Combo

Shipping

USA Orders ship via parcel services (UPS, FedEx) and utilize tracking numbers. The general guidelines are as follows:
  • 1. We currently ship with Fedex.  Fedex picks up M-F. 
  • 2. Orders only ship to physical addresses.  Orders will not ship to PO Boxes.
  • 3. In stock items normally ship same or next day. Delays in processing can occur with holidays or unforeseen circumstances. Every effort will be made to post delays on the website. With pending orders, we will notify you via email when your orders ships or if delays occur.
  • 4. Special orders will ship when fabricated. You will receive and email with an estimated ship date.
  • 5. Shortages in shipments need to be reported to us within 48 hours. Please email us.
  • 6. All items ship within the USA are shipped FOB shipper.
  • 7. Contact us within 48 hours if your items arrive damaged. 
  • 8. All shipping discount programs are subject to change at any time.  Prior purchases do not qualify for current discount programs.  Resolution of errors in program discounts is at the sole option of Seller.  

 

XL Woo2 Adjustable Rig Combo

Rig vs. Woo

So, you've wandered around the site and just can't decide which set-up matches your cooking style.  Here are a couple key differences between the Adjustable Rigs and Woo Rings.  We broke it down between Large and XL sizes.

Large size - 18" - 20" cookers:

  • The main cooking grid height for the Large Woo Ring is near the felt line. For the Large Adjustable Rig, it’s 1.5 - 2.0 inches above the felt line. For direct grilling (roasting) purposes, both are an improvement over grilling at the fire ring. Some prefer the Woo at felt line, as it is a break point with the base and dome. Others prefer the Rig's higher dome location as it provides slightly better temperature control over the cooking grid.
  • The Adjustable Rig offers more set-up options for multi-level cooking. So if you plan to do big cooks, the Rig is a better choice than the Woo.
  • Both the Adjustable Rig and Woo set-up for low & slow, BBQ, cooks with ceramic stones.  Note one exception, the PSWoo Ring can hold the Big Green Egg® ConveGGtor (platesetter).   
  • Both the Woo and Adjustable Rig are not difficult to use. The learning curve on each is quick. 
  • Both offer options to go higher in the dome with and Extender and grid.  
  • The Adjustable Rig has the greatest potential for grid surface, over 1000 square inches. Not sure what you’d do with all that space, but it’s worth mentioning.
  • The Spider works best with the Adjustable Rig, as they were designed  to work together. 
  • Since the Adjustable Rig’s main grid is above the felt line, it is easier to add wood chunks and chips to the lump.
  • Some Woo's have handles to grab and lift the entire set-up in or out.  The 5" plus tall Rigs lift out with the entire set-up intact.

Let it be said, you don’t need both, the Adjustable Rig and Woo for your large 18" -20" grill.  Only reason to have both is if you own multiple cookers and want to play. If you are still in doubt on which one to order, then we recommend:

  • If you plan on doing traditional grilling and barbequing on a small scale, the Woo is all you need. Maybe add the extender/grid for a little diversity.
  • If you are a grilling and barbequing enthusiast or plan on getting creative with your cooking, the Adjustable Rig, Extender and Spider are for you. The Rig and Spider are more versatile than the Woo pieces.
  • If you own the Large Big Green Egg® ConveGGtor (platesetter) and want to continue using it, then the PSWoo will work best. 
  • Most cost effective method is the Woo. Most versatile is the Adjustable Rig.

XL Big Green Egg®

  • The XL Woo positions the XL grid a smidge below the felt line. 
  • The XL Adjustable Rig does not use the XL grid.  The Rig positions our 16"x20' Oval or 20" Round Grids three inches above the felt line - domes sweet spot. 
  • For direct grilling (roasting) purposes, both the XL Woo and XL Rig are an improvement over grilling at the fire ring. Some prefer the XL Woo at the felt line, as it is a break point with the base and dome. Others prefer the XL Rig's higher dome location as it provides slightly better temperature control.
  • The XL Adjustable Rig offers more set-up options for multi-level cooking. So if you plan to do big cooks, it’s a better choice for the XL Big Green Egg®.
  • Both the XL Adjustable Rig and XL Woo set-up for indirect cooks (platesetter like) by adding our 17.5" ceramic stone.
  • The Sliding Grid system is an option for the XL Adjustable Rig only. 
  • Both the XL Woo and XL Adjustable Rig are not difficult to use. The learning curve on each is quick. 
  • The XL Adjustable Rig can sit atop the XL Woo/XL grid set-up for super high dome cooks.
  • The XL Adjustable Rig can sit atop the Big Green Egg® ConveGGtor (platesetter) for super high indirect cooks. 
  • The XL Adjustable Rig has the greatest potential for grid surface, over 1,150 square inches. Not sure what you’d do with all that space, but it’s worth mentioning.
  • The XL Woo includes the Spider as a lower ring.
  • The XL Spider is an option accessory for the XL Adjustable Rig.
  • The XL Woo will hold our 16" or 19" wok. 
  • Since the XL Adjustable Rig’s 20" grid is above the felt line, it is easy to add wood chunks and chips to the lump.
  • The XL Spider works with the XL Rig.  The XL Woo has the Spider function built-in.

Unlike the Large, it is worthwhile to own the XL Woo and XL Adjustable Rig for your XL Big Green Egg®. Reason being, the XL Rig can sit on the XL Woo/XL grid set-up. It's a convenient way to get the entire XL Rig above the felt line for easier food/grid handling.  Here are a couple quick recommendations: 
  • If you plan on doing traditional grilling and barbequing on a small scale, the XL Woo and 17.5" Round Ceramic Stone will give you more options than the Big Green Egg® ConveGGtor.
  • If you are a grilling and barbequing enthusiast or plan on getting creative with your cooking, then the XL Adjustable Rig and XL Woo Combo is the best choice.
  • The XL Rig and XL Woo can be used together.  
  • If you own the Big Green Egg® ConveGGtor and are looking for a way to raise the grid on direct cooks, then the XL Adjustable Rig does sit atop the ConveGGtor/xl grid.
  • Most cost effective method is the XL Woo. Most versatile is the XL Adjustable Rig and XL Woo together.
 
The best indirect (bbq) set-up for a simple one grid cook (brisket, chicken, couple racks of ribs or butts) is the XL Adjustable Rig, 17.5" Ceramic Stone and 20" Stainless Grid.  That is: Best set-up any ceramic grill, any size, any manufacturer!

      XL Woo2 Adjustable Rig Combo

      Safety

      1.  You need a level work surface (outside the cooker) where the Adjustable Rig, Woo Ring, Spider, Flip Ring and other pieces can be set for prep work or emergencies.  So, a little pre-planning goes a long way.

      2.  Burning fuel (lump, wood or charcoal) can flash (flashback) through any cooker opening (lower slider vent, top vent or felt opening).  Prior to attempting any searing, blackening or other cooking techniques on the Spiders Adjustable Rig, Woo Ring or Flip Ring, it is important you understand the dangers and safety procedures surrounding a flashback.   If you have flashback questions or concerns, contact your ceramic manufacturer or dealer.   Remember, flashbacks can happen through the lower slider vent opening, so keep children clear of the lower slider opening at all times. 

      3.  The pieces in a heated cooker are hot and dangerous.  It is important to use adequate protection to safeguard yourself against injury when handling hot items.  Adequate personal protection is also required when reaching into a heated cooker.   

      4.  When lifting a loaded Adjustable Rig, Woo Ring, Flip Ring and other pieces remember to keep the set-up level, so the pan, grid(s) or food do not slide off or spill.  To lift a loaded Adjustable Rig, Woo Ring or Flip Ring set-up out of the cooker, wear hand protection, slip your fingers under the top ring, (position fingers so the set-up balances in your fingers or palms), grab tightly and gently lift up and out of the cooker.  Move cautiously to the landing area.

      5.  Only remove the Spider, grid on Spider, pan/skillet on Spider when the cooker has cooled to ambient temperatures.  Do not remove the Spider, grid, pan or skillet during a high temperature (>300 degrees Fahrenheit) cook.  The cooker 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.  Adequate hand protection is required when removing heated items from the cooker.     

      6.  The melting point of aluminum is approximately 1200° F.  Lump can burn over 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.   So, it is possible to melt aluminum pans during a cook.  We do not recommend using aluminum pans directly over the lump, on the Spider or grid, during high temperature (over 300 degrees Fahrenheit) cooks.  Even though the cook temperature is as low as 300 degrees, the lump is burning much hotter.  We recommend using a ceramic piece or fire bricks under aluminum pans.  

      7.  The top ring on the Adjustable Rig and Flip Ring is cut way between the front two brackets, so it is possible that a front loaded grid on the top grid can tip forward.  Care must be taken not to front load a grid atop the Adjustable Rig or Flip Ring.     

      8.  Respective Big Green Egg® cast iron grids do fit atop the Woo, Adjustable Rig and Flip Ring.  Unlike the Stock porcelain/Stainless grids, the cast iron grids do not have an outer ring to sit over the Woo Ring, Rig or Flip Ring’s top ring, so care must be taken to keep a cast iron grid properly positioned across the Woo Ring, Rig and Flip Ring’s entire top ring.