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  • CheeseheadIllinois
    Regarding your wings and cauliflower --- I was trying to follow your photos --- indirect heat, is your cooking grid raised above the grid that rests on the upturned legs of the plate setter?  Does it make a difference which item you cook on which level?  How long did you cook your items and at what temp?  Thx.
    November 15
    • Sardonicus
      Sardonicus
      Sorry. Just noticed your message.
      For indirect, we have the Woo2-CI
      (http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/large-woo-big-green-egg.html)
      resting on the upturned legs of the PSetter. That gets the grid even with the gasket. Additionally, we have the Grill Extender (http://www.outdoorsthree65.com/#!product/prd13/1690128605/grill-extender---standard)
      which adds an extra level about four inches higher.

      On the November 14th cook, the indirect stuff (cauliflower, scallops, and mushrooms) was @ 350° for about 45 minutes.

      The chicken wings were raised direct (at gasket level) @ 400°. 20-ish minutes each side . . . off the grill and into a Ziploc bag for saucing . . . back on the grill for three or four minutes each side.

      I apologize for the ambiguity regarding cook times. I've been grilling for decades and never developed the knack of remembering cook times. Temperatures, I'm very sure of.

      I hope I've helped.
    • CheeseheadIllinois
      CheeseheadIllinois
      Thanks. Educate me a bit here.

      1) It appears the placesetter lies in the Woo2?

      2) The benefit is that if you're cooking indirect, (i.e. smokin' ribs), but you want to grill them at the end, you just remove the entire unit and then put the grill back on. Is that correct?

      3) What's the benefit of the Grill Extender? Does the bolt mechanism affect the gasket?

      4) So, when you did the c'flower and the wings, you did them separately, right?

      Thanks for your help.
    • Sardonicus
      Sardonicus
      No problem.
      1> Correct. Too remove or add the PSetter, you must lift the Woo out of the Egg. (You'll want high quality protection from heat. I use welder's gloves)

      2> Exactly. You can remove the PS and either leave the grid on top of the Woo (which will still be @ gasket level) or remove the grid entirely from Woo and place it directly on the fire ring which will be 3 or 4" below gasket level. The latter position is closer to the coals and ideal for searing steaks, burgers, et al.

      3> The Grill Extender just provides a additional tier of cooking space which, if used in conjunction with the Woo, will be 3 or 4" higher than gasket level. Also, the upper tier can swivel to the side to allow you to tend to food on the lower level. I use a 13" grid for the upper tier (I have a LBGE). Without the Woo and without the PS, the upper tier will be right about gasket level and the lower grid will sit on the fire ring.
      The mechanism never comes into contact with the gasket.

      4> Also correct. Cauliflower, scallops, and mushrooms, were done first, 'raised indirect' (Woo + PS). I then removed the PS and put the wings on, 'raised direct' (Woo only, (at gasket level))

      Our setup cost about $80, plus shipping. The Woo was $40 or $50(?) and the Grill Extender was $30.
      A sexier avenue to multi-level grilling with ability for direct and indirect is the "Adjustable Rig".
      http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/big-green-egg-large-adjustable-rig.html
      Not entirely sure, but the configuration that allow multi-level(2 or 3?) cooking along with sliding grate costs about $200. Folks on the forum who use the AR swear it's best.

      I came close to buying the AR, but my amazing math skills kicked in and I realized that $200 is greater than $80.
      Not only that, there's only the two of us, so we seldom grill in the quantities that some of the other Eggers do. Our setup works just about perfectly . . . for us.

      If you entertain a lot or if your family is larger, you might wanna consider the AR. With that sliding grid and adjustable heights of the grids it is pretty cool.

      This video is eight minutes long. Watching it almost cost me 200 bucks!
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nvHPjLCsREw


      Have fun -
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