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What LBGE gear to start with?

I have been reading a ton here, but cannot figure out what is better, the two tiered swivel system or the adjustable tiered system.
I want to move beyond the single meat phase and go to cooking multiple meats / food options.
Any advise would be appreciated.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,283
    Adjustable rig
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,451
    Chubbs said:
    Adjustable rig

    +1

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

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  • Chubbs said:

    Adjustable rig

    Silly question - is it easy to access different layers?
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  • fljoemonfljoemon Posts: 579
    I've looked at both the setups and looked at videos of both and found that the 2 tier system much easier to access. BTW this is strictly my opinion and others will differ on it. I got the 2 tier Cast Iron one from Ceramic Grill Works.
    LBGE & Mini
    Orlando, FL
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  • fljoemon said:

    I've looked at both the setups and looked at videos of both and found that the 2 tier system much easier to access. BTW this is strictly my opinion and others will differ on it. I got the 2 tier Cast Iron one from Ceramic Grill Works.

    Thanks fljoeman. I was looking at the adjustable rig and trying to figure out how one accesses the lower grill - still researching both options.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,275
    fljoemon said:
    I've looked at both the setups and looked at videos of both and found that the 2 tier system much easier to access. BTW this is strictly my opinion and others will differ on it. I got the 2 tier Cast Iron one from Ceramic Grill Works.
    I don't think the swing rack is cast, but it cooks like it is.   Cast iron can crack, so that's a good thing.
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  • finsterfinster Posts: 131
    You will end up with both.  
    MBGE in Charleston

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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,435
    Grid extender... Cheaper and you'll see if you like it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,301
    Or just get the grid extender. Same function as the swing rack and much much less. 
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  • I have a grid extender and it is annoying. I have to move top level food to access bottom level.
    If the adjustable rig is like that, I am leaning towards the swing.
    The only challenge is figuring out it's durability.
    Thanks for all the input everyone.
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  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    not sure if this will make it through the delta firewall, but thermapen is a must IMHO.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,301
    not the BGE extender. The groupbuy one. It works just like the swing rack. You use your own grids.
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  • not the BGE extender. The groupbuy one. It works just like the swing rack. You use your own grids.

    Oh - do you have a link I can use to look @ it?
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  • tulocay said:

    not sure if this will make it through the delta firewall, but thermapen is a must IMHO.

    For sure - it's on my shopping list for when next I am in the States.
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 970

    not the BGE extender. The groupbuy one. It works just like the swing rack. You use your own grids.

    Oh - do you have a link I can use to look @ it?
    This is mine when I first got it and put the two racks together. You can turn the top rack with tongs to get at the food on the lower one.

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    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • Acn said:

    not the BGE extender. The groupbuy one. It works just like the swing rack. You use your own grids.

    Oh - do you have a link I can use to look @ it?
    This is mine when I first got it and put the two racks together. You can turn the top rack with tongs to get at the food on the lower one.

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    Looks great - can you also swing it outside of the Egg?
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 970
    Yeah, it'll swing completely around on that black post.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • Acn said:
    Yeah, it'll swing completely around on that black post.
    Who is the manufacturer? Do they have a website I can view and order?
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  • AcnAcn Posts: 970


    Acn said:

    Yeah, it'll swing completely around on that black post.

    Who is the manufacturer? Do they have a website I can view and order?

    We did a group buy, wait for @eggcelsior to chime back in, he may be able to get you a group buy price, and will definitely be able to point you to the manufacturer.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

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  • YankeeQYankeeQ Posts: 12
    Today I made my own swing top 2 tier rack using a Weber 13" grill, a 10" long 1/2" thread rod, with nuts & flat cut washers from Home Depot. It cost me less than $25 total and it works great!
    I'll post pics later today
    Westchester, NY
    LBGE + Guru controller

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  • paqmanpaqman Posts: 1,656

    tulocay said:

    not sure if this will make it through the delta firewall, but thermapen is a must IMHO.

    For sure - it's on my shopping list for when next I am in the States.
    C.A. Paradis in Ottawa are selling thermapens (and other thermoworks products)

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,301
    Trini, you can still order. PM me for details.
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,283
    Hit YouTube for ceramic gill store videos.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • I have a grid extender and it is annoying. I have to move top level food to access bottom level. If the adjustable rig is like that, I am leaning towards the swing. The only challenge is figuring out it's durability. Thanks for all the input everyone.

    I have the adjustable rig, spider, stone setup from ceramicgrillstore.com.  As to durability, all stainless steel--so very durable.  As to having to move food on top level to get to lower level, that is interesting question.  In years of egging, never really had that problem now that I think about it.  Whenever using multiple levels on AR, I guess I am doing low and slow--40 lbs of butts, etc, so have not really had to access food during cooking--try not to even open lid for 20 hours or so.  I guess if I did have to get to second level, I would just lift off top grate totally and set it on two foil covered bricks I keep handy for setting down hot stones, racks, etc. In short, very pleased with adjustable rig and versatility.
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  • Thanks guys - I am going to get the swing extender now, but as finster said, I will probably end up with both eventually.
    SmokinTiger81 - I bbq a lot of stuff Caribbean style, which requires basting and rotating the meat a few times during the cook, so access to both levels is required. For low and slows, I fully agree
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  • Chubbs said:

    Hit YouTube for ceramic gill store videos.

    Chubbs said:

    Hit YouTube for ceramic gill store videos.

    Been looking at those also Chubbs :)
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  • paqman said:

    tulocay said:

    not sure if this will make it through the delta firewall, but thermapen is a must IMHO.

    For sure - it's on my shopping list for when next I am in the States.
    C.A. Paradis in Ottawa are selling thermapens (and other thermoworks products)
    Its a little out of my way, but will check it out sometime.
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  • Thanks guys - I am going to get the swing extender now, but as finster said, I will probably end up with both eventually. SmokinTiger81 - I bbq a lot of stuff Caribbean style, which requires basting and rotating the meat a few times during the cook, so access to both levels is required. For low and slows, I fully agree
     
     
    Got it--so you need to post some pics and those Carribbean recipes for us to try.  I do note that with AR if you get the rib setup, I think the opening on front of rig lets you slide lower rack out easily to turn and baste without removing top grid. 

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  • Will do!
    We usually do a Jerk/bbq chicken blend that pretty much goes with anything as our staple go to easy dish, but mix it up with goat, duck, lamb or beef, depending on our mood :)
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  • YankeeQYankeeQ Posts: 12
    edited June 2013
    Thanks guys - I am going to get the swing extender now, but as finster said, I will probably end up with both eventually. SmokinTiger81 - I bbq a lot of stuff Caribbean style, which requires basting and rotating the meat a few times during the cook, so access to both levels is required. For low and slows, I fully agree
    Good to see another Trini smoking away on his Egg.. Do you steam your seasoned chicken before tossing it on the egg over direct heat? I know a lot of Trini's prefer that style of BBQ.
    Tomorrow I'm heading to Grainger to pick up a thrust bearing, so the homemade swing top grate will be able to move freely. Pics will be posted soon

    Westchester, NY
    LBGE + Guru controller

    BBQ & Horsepower = My Life!
    IR-Designs.com
    Facebook/IRDesigns
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