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Adjustable Rig Owners - Question

I'm considering getting the adjustable rig for the holidays.  I've leaning toward the R&B combo along with an Extender combo and an added oval grid (the set up from the "bunch of chickens" video).  I've got no doubt this set up will kill when it comes to things like brisket and ribs or very large quantity cooks.  My question is about how it performs on less lavish cooks.  If I'm just doing a small amount of steak or fish or chicken skewers or something, the standard BGE grid works just fine.  Is there any added benefit to having the adjustable rig for those kinds of relatively simple cooks?  I'm assuming one advantage would be being able to cook veggies and sides at the same time (given the extra space).  But what do you all think?  Is it an improvement over the normal grid for a standard steak or chicken cook?
Southern California
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,352
    edited November 2013
    It pulls out really easily. If you get the mini woo(?) with it and a medium grid you gam sear on the coals and roast high in the dome. Sorry it's the spider

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,438
    Mine almost never leaves my LBGE , and I only cook for one person. FWIW

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

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  • it's great. I use it on 95% of my cooks. It raises the grid for basic cooks like chicken and with a spider and small CI Grid you can reverse sear steaks right at the lump with ease. I have the exact setup you are talking about and I use it virtually every cook in some way.


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  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 17,295
    just cooking high in the dome beats the standard grid at the standard hieght on most cooks, the only time i cook down low is for searing. most of my cooks are done direct, high in the dome
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  • pizza cooks on the extender too. I use it for everything



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  • CANMAN1976CANMAN1976 Posts: 1,558
    As Nike says" just do it" Get it...it does everything well!!!!
    Hows ya gettin' on, me ol ****



    Kippens.Newfoundland and Labrador. (Canada).
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  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 467
    Awesome.  Does the spider come with the rig or does that have to be purchased in addition?
    Southern California
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  • bicktrav said:
    Awesome.  Does the spider come with the rig or does that have to be purchased in addition?
    it's extra but only like $30 or something. Then go get a small cat iron from your egg shop. I just leave all that in under the rig.

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  • KruegsKruegs Posts: 128
    Once I got mine I never used the platesetter or the traditional grid.  The extender was really nice to be able to get things really high in the dome!
    XL BGE; CyberQ Wifi; Adjustable Rig, Woo2 Green Bay, Wisconsin
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  • KingtUTKingtUT Posts: 133
    My chicken wings turned out better the day I put them on the raised grid.  So easy and juicy.   Thighs the same way.  You wont regret the purchase if you make it.  Ive only had mine a few weeks and its just fun to use and it gives you so many options.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,406
    bicktrav said:
    Awesome.  Does the spider come with the rig or does that have to be purchased in addition?
    it's extra but only like $30 or something. Then go get a small cat iron from your egg shop. I just leave all that in under the rig.
    Cat Iron?

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  • plumbfir01plumbfir01 Posts: 707
    edited November 2013
    The one single thing I use more then the AR is charcoal....  glad i bought it
    Beaufort, SC
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  • The one single thing I use more then the AR is charcoal....  glad i bought it

    The charcoal? I daresay it would help you get way more use out of the egg.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • The one single thing I use more then the AR is charcoal....  glad i bought it

    The charcoal? I daresay it would help you get way more use out of the egg.
    Lol smarty pants
    Beaufort, SC
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  • yzziyzzi Posts: 1,793
    edited November 2013
    Extender with sliding d combo will probably be the next purchase. I need a 3rd level with the oval stone. You'll love the ar. Used about every cook.
    Dunedin, FL
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  • gte1gte1 Posts: 376
    As said above, you will pretty much use it all the time.  I find that I have far greater control cooking raised that at the normal grid height.  Food cooks much more evenly and the only time you will char something up is when you want to.
    George
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  • bicktravbicktrav Posts: 467
    Awesome.  Thanks for all the help everyone.
    Southern California
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  • Does anyone have a pic of the adjustabl rig? :D
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,331
    thanks to all for taking the time to answer questions about CGS products.  It's much appreciated.  I figure products reviews are best given by those who use the products than by the guy selling.  I am always happy to help or answer questions regarding particular set-ups or best fit scenarios.

    t


    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • tjv said:
    thanks to all for taking the time to answer questions about CGS products.  It's much appreciated.  I figure products reviews are best given by those who use the products than by the guy selling.  I am always happy to help or answer questions regarding particular set-ups or best fit scenarios.

    t



    Congrats on getting the store open big guy

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

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  • They are nice. They open up a lot of possibilities. The spider is nice to have too.
    Here's just a couple examples of what you can do:

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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 510
    Here is my plug... If my Large gets lit, it has the AR in it. Enjoy!
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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  • txav8rtxav8r Posts: 153
    Where is the stone in that rib and but pic jtippers?  With 3 levels, where do you put the stone? 

    I like the R&B combo, along with the extender and additional oval grid.  The sliding D may be nice for a few cooks, but if your wanting to rotate grid position, you can't put the sliding D grid in the lower position...so two oval grids are good for that.  If you want to use the standard grid, it has to go on the bottom and the rig setting on top, because the diameter of the standard grid is too big to go higher in the dome.  But if you want a full circle without the oval, you will have to get a 13" dia grid as well.  I don't have that and don't see the need.  Doing chicken indirect, or CI DO cooks, the AR rig is much better for.  Plus, with the rig, you can pull the whole shooting match out, stone and all, to do a quick removal of the stone to do a reverse sear on something you cooked indirect if you like.  The larger oval stone with the R&B protects the egg from the overhang of ribs and the like much better than the PS.  I wasn't convinced I would like the AR after the first run with it, but I am seeing the benefit much more now having the extender with it too.  I don't like storing all that stuff in there however, and I still like the PS for DO cooks, but if you have a place to keep accessories, then it is no bother.
    Just far enough north of DFW to be "rural"...and close enough to be urban, depending on my mood.
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  • jtippersjtippers Posts: 510
    edited November 2013
    It is sitting on the spider. Here is the thread I started showing my setup when it arrived from CGS:


    Also, if you have questions, call them. They were really great at explaining the product and helping me get all the parts I was looking for. You will love the Rig!
    LBGE April 2011 • SBGE December 2012 •  XLBGE December 2013
    Location: Jasper, Georgia
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