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Raised Grid Help

JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
4th cook on the XL tonight. Made chicken wings and ABT's. I cooked the wings direct, at 350 degrees. I had planned on cooking them for 90 minutes, and at the 60 minute mark, I went to flip em.

Burnt.

Lost about 12 wings. My grid is sitting right on the fire ring, and I realized that if I'm going to cook direct, I need a raised grate.

I'm over at the Ceramic Grill Store website looking for a raised grid setup. Not sure which one to get.

I see the Woo Ring, and the XL Woo 2. I see the Woo 2 has the ceramic stone option. I guess that would replace the plate setter, for indirect cooks, yes? Could i use that stone for pizza cooks?

Any help on the topic would be appreciated.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,230

    Okay after-market  is likely where you will end up (and that's good) but for an inexpensive solution get a couple of fire bricks or use empty beer cans and a weber grid (slightly smaller than your main grid (no help here as I have the LBGE)) and you can create the raised grid. 

    And welcome aboard.

    Louisville
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  • ChokeOnSmokeChokeOnSmoke Posts: 1,736
    I recommend cooking the wings indirect.  Cook them at 400 for about 45 minutes and you'll have juicy wings with crispy skin -- and you don't have to worry about burning 'em!


    Packerland, Wisconsin

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  • DuganboyDuganboy Posts: 1,118
    If you have a platesetter already, I would go with the PSWoo2. Then you can do raised direct or indirect.  Yes you can use the ceramic stone as a pizza stone.
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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,310
    A WOO lets you choose raised, and really raised, and holds a wok.  I cook everything on a WOO except when I am searing steaks.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 4,310
    I recommend cooking the wings indirect.  Cook them at 400 for about 45 minutes and you'll have juicy wings with crispy skin -- and you don't have to worry about burning 'em!


    I completely agree.  That is the way I do them.
    Pasquali Luciano
    Buon appetito to all the BGE family
    XLBGE, LBGE, MBGE and lots of toys

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  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 334
    If you have a platesetter already, I would go with the PSWoo2. Then you can do raised direct or indirect.  Yes you can use the ceramic stone as a pizza stone.
    So the Woo2 is the way to go?

    Is it a newer version of the original Woo?
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  • NewvilleNewville Posts: 84
    Yes ... bu adds a spider that can be used as a wok ring, hold an indirect stone or lower a smaller cast iron grate for searing.
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  • JerkChickenJerkChicken Posts: 551
    I recommend cooking the wings indirect.  Cook them at 400 for about 45 minutes and you'll have juicy wings with crispy skin -- and you don't have to worry about burning 'em!





    How I do them as well with great results. I go lower and slower though for softer meat. Indirect 350-375 1.5 hrs. Gotta flip em.
    LBGE, Weber OTG w/ Rotisserie, Weber Genesis S-330, Chargriller Duo, AR-15, AK-47
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