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Help me decide....

I'm stuck on deciding between the Ceramic Grill Works 2 tier swing rack for $185 or the Ceramic Grill Store XL adjustable rig for $95 + $45 for 20" grate + $45 for oval 16"x20" grate.

I know there are LOTS of you guys that have both of these items. Please post what you like, dislike about the product you own.

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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 536
    Do you have a way to do indirect if you go for the swing rack?
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 10,963
    The swing rack fits over the plate setter.
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  • Yes, I have the plate setter. This is for the BGE XL..
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  • IFFF there was a issue while cooking, I could pull the Ceramic Grill Store XL adjustable rig right up out of the grill with no issues. With the swing away method, it might be more of an issue IMO..
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  • dlk7dlk7 Posts: 997
    I have the AR with woo for my XL.  A ton of versatility and I use it at least 3 times per week.  I use mine for raised direct, raised indirect, with the woo for wokking, and multiple level lo and slo.

    Two XL BGEs - So Happy!!!!

    Waunakee, WI

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    XL Woo2 Adjustable Rig Combo, its a complete cooking system, direct, indirect, raised, woking, drip pan etc
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  • FWIW - I had the AR for my large and really liked it. I'm going to buy the Woo2 AR Combo for the XL I just ordered.

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    We invented the U.A.W. and carjacking!

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  • setdahooksetdahook Posts: 134
    Have the swing rack and love it! best sear I have had easy to do large amounts of meat.All that and clean up cant be beat.

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  • DutchDutch Posts: 5
    I've had my AR & Spider on my large for nearly 3 years and I can't imagine a better system for everything.  Indirect, 1/2 indirect, searing and Woking.  It's a pleasure to cook on and is built like a tank.  My other large has a plate-setter and a raised grid and you can do most of the same cooks, just not as conveniently.
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  • Charlie tunaCharlie tuna Posts: 2,191
    Eggheadinflorida ---  Look --  we need someone that has both to do the real recommendation on them -- how about you buying both to give the rest of us the true information?? >:D<
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  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 2,493
    For me it's simple, Swing rack if you don't have any work area around your egg to make adjustments during cooks.  If you have a work area to use with the Adjustable Rig, go with the rig.  I have a Large so can't speak to the XL completely but that's my two cents.
    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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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,529

    When would you need a woo and a AR?  Isn't an A.R and spider  the same but cheaper??

    Just as I thought I  figured out all the configurations for the AR ya throw a woo in there too lol!!!

    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol cock? 



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • RV10FlyerRV10Flyer Posts: 135

    Unfortunately I can’t compare them but I just ordered the Adjustable Rig XL combo (and lump reducing ring) today.  I thought it had the most flexibility for my needs.  I plan on cooking everything under the sun on the BGE so I wanted as many options as possible.  As a matter of fact, it has so many options I had to reread their web description several times to understand them all.  :) 


    North Texas

    XL BGE

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  • Im guessing that cooking on multiple layer rigs is kind of hard over a direct heat? For instance, cooking some chicken wings will cause the lower layer to cook a lot faster than the top right? From what I have gathered, these multi layer rigs are good for cooking on a indirect heat since all the food will more or less get the same attention as the heat circulates within the dome?

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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    what ive found with alot of wings is that if you pull the whole rig out and set it on a table and close the dome you will avoid flareups from having the dome open too long. the rig is easy to grag liftout, flip the shelves up and down, move pieces around, then place it back in. with a big cook like a turkey i just lift it out, slide the turkey onto a plate on the outdoor table. if things are burning its also easy to slip the pizza stone onto a lower rack and now your cooking indirect
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  • what ive found with alot of wings is that if you pull the whole rig out and set it on a table and close the dome you will avoid flareups from having the dome open too long. the rig is easy to grag liftout, flip the shelves up and down, move pieces around, then place it back in. with a big cook like a turkey i just lift it out, slide the turkey onto a plate on the outdoor table. if things are burning its also easy to slip the pizza stone onto a lower rack and now your cooking indirect
    So would it be best to get (2) oval grates instead on the (1) 20" that sits on top?
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  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Love my AR, spider/stone combo.  Easy to lift everything out for lighting.
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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 16,777
    what ive found with alot of wings is that if you pull the whole rig out and set it on a table and close the dome you will avoid flareups from having the dome open too long. the rig is easy to grag liftout, flip the shelves up and down, move pieces around, then place it back in. with a big cook like a turkey i just lift it out, slide the turkey onto a plate on the outdoor table. if things are burning its also easy to slip the pizza stone onto a lower rack and now your cooking indirect
    So would it be best to get (2) oval grates instead on the (1) 20" that sits on top?
    mines before the oval grates, i have a large egg with a 18 that fits on top and 2 smaller round grates that fit inside the rig. i would think the ovals would make it easier
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,134

    Ceramic Grill Store XL adjustable rig for $95 + $45 for 20" grate + $45 for oval 16"x20" grate.

     

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,134
    edited April 2013
    XL Woo2 Adjustable Rig Combo, its a complete cooking system, direct, indirect, raised, woking, drip pan etc
    Yes I did copy this from fishlessman, but he said it right.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,906
    I have a swing rack and cook direct all the time. When I do wings I do it indirect with the platesetter and have a drip pan because I like sticky wings (like Cazzy's) better than just wings with rub on the egg. I can post a bunch of pictures when I get home tonight.

    The swing rack also allows easy access to get turn / flip things on the bottom rack.

    I like the CGS stuff and have a woo for my small and a spider for my large. The swing rack fits my 2nd tier needs better so that's why I went with it.

    Either way you cant really go wrong and will be amazed at all the extra room or like @Charlie_tuna said get both!
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
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  • I think Im going to get this... http://shop.ceramicgrillstore.com/xl-woo2-adjustable-rig-combo/

    Now Im kicking myself in the ass cause on their website, they say they are not shipping out until 5/3 :(

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  • Just ordered the 2 Tier from Ceramic Grill Works.. Thanks for all the input!
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  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 665
    I think you'll love it......I've had mine for a month or so and can't think of one thing I don't love about it and was exactly what I had in mind when I started looking for a two-tier.

    LBGE

    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

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  • carlharpercarlharper Posts: 27
    When doing a bunch of wings on my LBGE, I'll use AR and do two racks indirect with stone/spider at 275 - 300 degrees with some type of fruit wood for smoke. When nearly done, just remove the stone/spider, raise the temp and finish in smaller batches raised direct to crisp up the skin. I can fit 5 lbs of wings on each level.

    East Fallowfield PA

    KCBS Master CBJ/CTC

    Large and Small BGE

    BBQ Guru Onyx Oven Smoker

    Pit Barrel Cooker

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  • CGW1CGW1 Posts: 332

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    @ eggheadinflorida, thanks for the purchase.

    This is how you do wings on the 2 Tier. 
    Wings 1.JPG 132.1K
    Wings 2.JPG 121.8K
    Franco Ceramic Grillworks www.ceramicgrillworks.com
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  • Very nice Franco!
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