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  • RICHIED777
    Hi jhl192, I saw you have the woo2... What size grid and or platesetter do you use on the bottom? Thanks
    May 2014
    • jhl192
      Well, that seems like an easy question but is not that easily answered. I have a Medium and an XL BGE. I'm not sure which one you are inquiring about. I have the Woo2 on both. On both of my eggs I had the platesetter before I did anything else. I love to indirect cook/smoke ribs, chicken and pork butts. I am also a fan of the reverse sear. This was my reasoning:

      XL - I bought The Adjustable Rig-AR / Woo2 combo with the 20 by 16" oval grid. I primarily use the Woo2 for raised direct, (i.e. spatchcock chicken or cedar planked salmon) I also use the Woo2 for cooking on the 19" wok. If I am cooking on the fire ring I use the 24" grid the XL came with and sit it on the fire ring. I also use the standard 24" grid for cooking at the felt line with the Woo2. Frankly I only use the adjustable rig on the XL for cooking more than I can fit on the standard grid. Most of the time I do not use it. In buying the combo I got the 17.5" stone to act as the platesetter. I had the strange thought that the round stone would give more even heat distribution over the 3 legs of the platesetter. I did not find that to be noticeable so I only use the 17.5 stone for pizza's or if my platesetter is dirty.

      Medium - I only bought the Woo2. That enables me to cook at the felt line / raised direct. Great for a single chicken, pork butt,cedar planked salmon, burgers or a few steaks. In these cases I use the 15" standard grid. If I need to cook more than that, I use the XL.

      Frankly, I think the sweet spot for the AR is the LARGE and the advanced chef cooking several items at once. I have found the Woo2 to be perfect for cooking at the felt line/raised direct and for using my wok. I highly recommend it for either XL or Medium. If you already have the platesetter, I would save the money and NOT buy the stone.

      Hope this helps.
  • Enders

    If you would prefer to just drop off the top at a UPS store or mailboxes etc, I can work with them to box up the top etc to avoid the hassle for you.  

    I haven't seen a response so I hope these e-mails are reaching you (I'm new to the forum).  If you're having second thoughts about sending it, just let me know.

    April 2014
  • Enders
    Any word from your dealer on the box for the top? Thanks again!
    April 2014
  • Enders
    Id be Japón todo ofrece a fiar Price for your medium top, please let me know.
    April 2014
    • Enders
      Stupid auto correct, I'd be happy to offer you a fair price for your spare medium top. Please let me know.
  • Enders

    I happen to have a medium with a cracked top.  Are you willing to sell your old top?  I have an XL that is under warranty, but this is my medium egg (not under warranty) I'm pairing with my XL.

    Where are you located?  I'm in the Indianapolis area.

    April 2014