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Another Egghead Joins the Cult

My buddy called me the other day and said it was official, he became an egghead. He loved coming to my house and messing around with my XL and knew the egg was the cooker for him. His Large BGE was delivered yesterday.  We'll be building his table this weekend. I'll get him to join the forum too. He was asking me about indirect setups because he did not buy a plate setter.

I have the plate setter, but recommended he check out the Ceramic Grill Store web site before making a decision. I couldn't give him advice on which setup to get, so I'm looking for your suggestions.

I know that he plans on cooking pizzas, but also is interested in all of our bbq favorites like butts, briskets, chicken and ribs. I know that the sky is the limit with these setups, but what do you recommend? Will he need 2 pizza stones or 1? I would assume 1 stone would be the indirect piece, and the 2nd would be for the pizza itself. Should he go for the adjustable rig, or should he go with a woo? What comes with the rig? Tom's site is great, but the options are overwhelming.

Thanks Guys.
Mark Annville, PA
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  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,498
    edited March 2013
    another sucker is born! kidding  :))

    seriously, give Tom a call.
    canuckland
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,748
    For pizza, I use a plate setter, a stock grid and a stone from Tom.

    Ps legs up, grid on top and stone resting on the grid.
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,424
    edited March 2013
    I would recommend the adjustable rig customer combo.  At least to get started and then see if he ends up doing enough ribs and brisket to justify getting the 13x17 stuff.
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,081
    The adjustable rig will allow him to get pies up high in the dome and max out butt space

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 12,892
    I have three bricks to raise the grid/stone. 
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    This is my signature line just so you're not confused.
    Large and Medium BGE, Kamado Joe Jr., smoker with a 5k btu AC, gas grill, fire pit, pack of angry cats, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,748
     my best friend bought a lg at salado. My wife's friend wants to get her hubby a lg from the Austin eggfest. My room mate from Alaska got a lg about a year ago. 

    Once they eat some food from the egg they crumble like a cookie. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    He really needs a plate setter!  I don't have an adjustable rig, went with a three tiered rig from BGE, but i can see where i made a mistake !!
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  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,951
     my best friend bought a lg at salado.


    No I didn't. Why do you lie?
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    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,695



     my best friend bought a lg at salado.


    No I didn't. Why do you lie?
    Hahaha. My man. Missed that humor. Travis, Centex and VI told me you got so drunk they found you sucking your thumb and crying in the corner with a shun knife and an apple core in your lap. Please tell us the story.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,695
    Oh back I topic. My last pizza I did spider in upright position, grid, then stone to get it higher than my normal setup. Talk about wobbly setup!! Tonight I am doing my Tuesday night skillet pie. Let me snap a pic.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,695
    Proof
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    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 603
    edited March 2013
    For pizza, I use a plate setter, a stock grid and a stone from Tom. Ps legs up, grid on top and stone resting on the grid.
    Me too. If I bought an egg first thing I would buy for it is a plate setter. There a lot of cool Eggsessories out there. I am still building my setup. I have almost everything now. The one thing I want next is the raised grill from ceramic grill works

    XLBGE, LBGE growing accessories.

    Want: Ceramicgrillworks 2 tier large, Dutch oven, Cyber Q Wifi

    Grenada, MS

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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,018
    Thanks for the input guys. As I said, I have the platesetter for my XL. I use it all of the time and it works for me. My thought was that the large doesn't have the real estate that the XL does, so perhaps the rig might be a better setup.

    @six_egg I agree, I want that swing rack too.
    Mark Annville, PA
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 13,527

     my best friend bought a lg at salado. My wife's friend wants to get her hubby a lg from the Austin eggfest. My room mate from Alaska got a lg about a year ago. 


    Once they eat some food from the egg they crumble like a cookie. 
    Damn he was excited....thought he was going to go straight home and cook a 32lb brisket...is he on here yet?
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 5,948
    The food and adult supervisory beverage/SWMBO escape clause are more than reason enuf-put that on top of a function like Salado and the deal is done.  Just manage (or not) the Kool-Aid cocktail and it is quite the game changer.  Welcome to all!!!
    Louisville
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  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,748
    Not yet. Yet!
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
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  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    If you get the spider/stone (comes with Customer Combo from CGS) you will never need the platesetter.  My platesetter became a huge paperweight the day I got the combo.  
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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,521
    Worse thing about the spider/stone set-up (which im getting) is that the indirect stone is 13" therefore you should only use a 13" pizza stone opposed to the 16" pizza stone...I think?

    The pizza stone is supposed to be the same size or smaller than the indirect stone.
    Some don't even use a indirect stone and do there pizzas straight on the ext rig on a single stone.

    Nothing wrong with this set up I just would like a bigger pizza that's all without having to buy two more stones.
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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