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Need help deciding on Adjustable Rig Parts

iahawkfan16iahawkfan16 Posts: 48
edited 6:56PM in EggHead Forum
I have the large BGE and want to get the adjustable rig. I have the grate that came w/ the egg, the large cast iron grate, and the bge grid extender. I dont think i would get much use out of the spider, since I sear most everything on my large CI. What parts of the adjustable rig would i get the most use out of? Thank you!

Jason

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  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    For me the spider is almost as important as the A/R. I use it to be able to do indirect cooking with a drip pan, using the Dutch Oven, use a frying pan. I use the spider in normal position and inverted position.

    I would also get the maximum amount of extra grids and support bars, a drip pan and the Wok. These accessories are not all that expensive and if you get them at the same time you will save on shipping. I don't use these pieces all that much but when I need them, I have them available.

    The A/R, Spider and other parts are some of the best accessories I have got for my large.

    Most of my cooks involve the A/R & Spider but below is a few of the specific spider use.

    Indirect
    eggcioppinoa.jpg

    Inverted to cook chili, the DO was small so I used the drip pan so the DO would sit on the spider
    chili1.jpg

    Inverted for a Pot Roast Cook
    doroast3.jpg

    The rest of the pictures are Spider inverted holding the drip pan shown above.
    beefrib3done.jpg

    packer6.jpg

    chicken1plug3rdeyeplug.jpg

    GG
  • I forgot to mention i have the large platesetter for indirect. Would i still need the spider? Thanks for the help, those pictures looked great!
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    The spider is great for hold a WOK. With a pizza stone it will allow you to do multi-tier low and slow cooks.

    I have platesetters for all my eggs and I have adjustable rigs for all my eggs as well. They are both well used.
  • Great help guys, thank you. What grate should I get for the spider?
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    I don't use the plate setter much at all except when cooking pizza.

    For pizza, some point in time I am going to play around with just using the spider, drip pan for indirect, then the A/R, pizza stone.

    If you get what I suggested in my post above you will have all the 'attachments' for the Spider and Adjustable Rig.

    With the spider I use the Wok and a Drip Pan, Tom has them both available when you order the A/R.

    GG
  • Celtic WolfCeltic Wolf Posts: 9,769
    You don't need a grate for the spider. While it used by some to hold a grate it's common use is to hold a pizza stone (for indrect), wok or DO.
  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,927
    Don't count out the "WOO3".
    Simple, easy and will work with both your existing grates.
    darian
    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
  • cahuckcahuck Posts: 31
    I also got their slider, drip tray and two oval grids. They make a lot of sense when you start to play with them and can see the optional configurations couple with the rest of what you have.

    Spider inverted works perfect for my wok with handle too.

    Now I want a 13" CI grid for serious searing!
  • Get the A.R. and the spider with a 13" CI grate, better for searing right above the coals. I leave too close to Tom, 30 miles away!!! I just got the slider setup and did ribs this past weekend...one word...WOW. He has a lot of good advice and is a super guy to deal with, just keep your credit cards put away?!?!?! Have fun,
    Joe
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