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XL Lump Reducing Rings

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With the 20" plus diameter grills, we can manage the lump by sectioning the firebox. It is a fantastic way to shrink or create zones when grilling small. Just consider how much lump you can save on small grilling cooks! It should not take long for a Lump Reducing Ring to pay for itself.

Please note, what follows is best for grilling cooks. For low & slow, BBQ cooks, you will more than likely reload on lump. 

2 Styles of Lump Reducing Rings - Open Bar and Solid Sheet

Why offer two? The Open Bar Ring allows air movement on all sides, so more air in and quicker temperatures. The only drawback is very small chunks can fall out. The Solid Sheet Ring mimics the firebox by moving air through the lump grate. With a solid wall, the lump stays corralled in the ring.

The Open Bar Ring is 1/4-inch Stainless round bar. The Ring's outer diameter is approximately 13-3/4 inches. The overall height is approximately 4-1/2 inches. The open space between rings is 3/4-inch and 1-inch to the bottom of the first ring. The Open Bar Ring weighs over 2 pounds and is designed to handle high heat.

The Solid Sheet Ring is 14-gauge Stainless sheet. The Ring diameter is approximately 14 inches. It is 3-1/2 inches tall. One round bar ring is welded around the inside to enhance stiffness. The Solid Sheet Ring weighs over four pounds. It too is fabricated to handle high heat.

Important: If your grill is not an XL Big Green EGG, please confirm that the Lump Rings will fit your particular grill configuration. The Lump Reducing Rings work in tandem with ash baskets for the XL Big Green EGG.

open bar ring on xl big green egg lump grate
solid sheet ring on xl big green egg lump grage

Lump wise, each holds approximately the same amount of lump as the Large Big Green EGG firebox, roughly 3 - 4 pounds.

 To insert the Open or Solid XL Lump Reducing Ring, just slide the Ring back and forth until it slips past the lump pieces. We recommend filling the Lump Reducing Ring half full of lump on your first cook. It is the best way to gauge temperature control. Chances are you will find the temperatures generated from a half-loaded Ring sufficient to do just about any quick grilling cook. Please note, any lump outside the Ring can ignite, so use caution on managing the fire.

You can set cast iron grids right on the Rings. It is a great spot to do the high temperature cooks right above the lump. Pictured below is a Large (18") cast iron grid for the Large Big Green Egg on the Solid Sheet Ring.

grilling fajitas on cast iron grid over lump reducing ring in xl big green egg

You may wonder why we did not add a bottom to the Ring, creating a bucket. Without a bottom, the Ring inserts easily into a partially filled firebox. If it had a bottom, you would need to scoop out the lump, insert the bucket and then scoop the lump back inside the bucket.

Warning - High Temps

Ever wonder about how hot the temperatures get inside the lump. The two temperature readings below, 1511°F & 1802°F, were measured in the lump with ceramic thermocouples and a data-logger.

temperature monitoring in lump inside lump reducing ring in xl big green egg

 temperature probe placement in lump reducing ring.


When using the Ang-L Brackets or Lump Reducing Rings, it is important that you understand and follow the procedures detailed below.

  1. WHEN TO SET OR HANDLE THE XL ANG-L BRACKETS OR LUMP REDUCING RINGS: Set the XL Ang-L or Lump Reducing Rings on the lump grate prior to lighting the lump. Do not handle or remove either during the cook or when the lump is burning. Let the grill come to ambient (cool) temperatures before handling any of the equipment inside the grill. Wear adequate hand and body protection.
  2. FLASHBACK: For protection, anyone using the ceramic grill needs to understand the principles 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 the ceramic grill. Keep children away from the grill, especially the lower slider opening, at all times.
  3. The dome thermometer or remote temperature 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 are much higher. Lump burns more than 1000 degrees Fahrenheit.

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