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SmokinSoCalSmokinSoCal Posts: 145
edited 10:46AM in EggHead Forum
Thermopen, Adjustable Rig, 7qt Lodge DO.... Where do I start..... I love my EGG


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Sounds like Christmas at the SmokniSoCal house.


  • You are gonna LOVE that adjustable rig. i use it on almost every cook. If you didn't get the spider, put it on your "wish list" - very useful.

    Thermapen - not a want, but a need. ;)
  • I didnt think I need the spider since I have the platesetter. Could'nt really see an other reason for having the spider. Input?

  • WokOnMediumWokOnMedium Posts: 1,376
    Did you get your footed pajamas and hand your wife the camera? I told Christmas when you're 6!
  • ohhh ya... My Guru will be here tomorrow as well.. Oh Happy Days!
  • Todd, Todd, Do you eat steaks?

    The spider is the TRex bomb! I also have a platesetter, but don't use it as much since getting the spider.

    TREx steak: Put spider, hanging down toward lump. Put 13" CI grid (BGE CI for small egg) on the spider. Leave dome open and get lump so hot the CI starts to turn white. Place steak on grid for 90 seconds per side. Leave dome open the whole time (to keep from getting the dome ceramics too hot).
    Remove steak to platter, place adjustable rig in with BGE grid on top, close vents and dome. Get temp stabilized at 400* (may take about 15-20 min). This is when I season my steak (the rub will burn during the sear).
    Place back on and pull when internal temp hits 125* for medium rare. Foil and rest for 5-8 minutes. ENJOY !
    The spider is also good for holding a drip pan, an indirect piece and a wok.
  • Todd,

    Guru, too. WOW ! What a week! :woohoo: :woohoo:
  • DO I EAT STEAKS!!!!!!! Damn U EGG!!! Will be placing me order soon for a spider. Thank god I bought a HUGE Gas Grill to put all this stuff in!!!
  • Just got my order in last week - a Wok, 2 oval grids and the slider parts, plus a grid extender. I haven't broken them in yet.
    It NEVER ENDS !!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    SmokinSoCal, Now I don't have the CGS rig but if I did I would get the spider and the 13inch baking stone and the wok then I would got to my bge dealer and get my 13inch CI grate. Just saying, Tim
  • AvocadosAvocados Posts: 465
    The plate setter will not work with the AR.
    For indirect you use a pizza stone on the spider under it with drip pan, or on the lowest level of the AR.

    13" small or 15" medium cast iron grids work very well on the spider which holds them down closer to the fire.
  • Go it. But why would I ever need to use the AR with a pizza stone for indirect if I have aplatesetter? I figure I wouldnt...

  • BoneheadBonehead Posts: 113
    I have a very similar wishlist.
    Thermapen, AR/Spider combo, and a Ken Onion 8" chef's knife. I can't wait :woohoo:
  • DanmanDanman Posts: 22
    "where do I start" new egg before christmas (not a gift) built a table. found this forum started reading between cooks,platesetter,pizza stone,themapen and coming tomorrow woo3 and wok.And now whats next ? lol.Having a great time with it so far
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    SmokinSoCal, When you are smoking multiple slabs of ribs or butts. Also (again I haven done this) a vertical turkey. I'm sure there are other reasons. :) Tim
  • Maybe im crazy, I have done 6 slabs of ribs on the Inverted V Rack. Vertical Turkey was hoping no fire ring plate setter and I would be good to go. Just curious. Thanks
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    I hear you. :side:
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I was pretty happy as well. I got my 3 new TelTru therms. Turns out you can zip past your temp just like on the old one. :P
  • AvocadosAvocados Posts: 465
    Try setting that AR on the plate setter and you will see what I mean ;)

    Then go back to Tom's site and look at his photos for indirect setups using the adjustable rig.

    The AR is designed to sit directly on the fire ring.
  • Aye. Thats some good stuff there. You will enjoy those.
  • Avocados wrote:
    Try setting that AR on the plate setter and you will see what I mean ;)

    Then go back to Tom's site and look at his photos for indirect setups using the adjustable rig.

    The AR is designed to sit directly on the fire ring.

    Ok, maybe your not understanding..... WHY use the AR if you have a Platesetter. No one said use them together..... For indirects I will use the platesetter for indirect cooks and AR for things that need t be raised...o:huh: :huh: :huh:
  • Todd,

    A few months ago I did a large cook with 40# of butts on my large. After consulting with Tom (tjv), here is the setup:
    "Lump to just under the spider. 14" BGE pizza stone on spider with 14" tjv, foil wrapped round drip pan on stone. Adustable rig with grid on lowest setting and original BGE grid on top."
    After 18 hrs - Sweet:
    Couldn't have done this with a platesetter.
  • Thank you! Thats all I was asking is WHY? Very nice photos!
  • AvocadosAvocados Posts: 465
    Oh.. got what you meant that time :laugh:

    I also have three plate setters for my three large eggs and quite often use them for indirect cooks and I usually do my ribs like you stacked in a v-rack or a rib rack.

    My point was exactly what Misippi Egg was illustrating in his photo with the AR. Using the spider/stone gets your indirect piece and drip pan down lower which gives you more usable vertical space for multi-level grid cooks (like smoking jerkey) or stacking big butts!!
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