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adjustable rig ?

dougemsmacksdougemsmacks Posts: 152
edited 12:22AM in EggHead Forum
been doing chicken quarters slow smoked direct and I was using the bge raised grid. Cooks were taking about 2- 2.5 hours @275° dome. Tried it with the adjustable rig (for more space) and found the cooks were about 1.25 hours and not the same product, skin was still thick instead paper thin, and tasted a little different.

1- should I not use the adjustable rig but raise the grid to the felt line with bricks or bolts and a second grid, or 2 is there something I missed?

It doesn't seem like raising the grid that much extra should make that much of a difference but I did it 2 times and the result was the same.

sincerely very confused :huh:


  • BuxwheatBuxwheat Posts: 727
    If you think it is because the grid was too high, try cooking closer to felt level. The adjustable rig is, after all, 'adjustable'. You'll find the right height, temp, time.
  • The lower grids are smaller with an oval grid so I was trying to maximize the space.
  • I've never had luck getting chicken skin thin and crispy below 300...350 raised (on top of an adjustable rig) is my favorite setup.
  • BuxwheatBuxwheat Posts: 727
    If you want a round grid rather than the oval that comes with the rig, the 13" Weber grid (I believe it is for the charcoal) fits the adjustable rig. It will fit on the adjustable bars as well as on the top. It also fits on the fire ring, too, but just a tad small. Still, more surace area than the oval grid for the rig.
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