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Thinking about a swing grate.



  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,982
    hmm... Very interesting.  So CGW's solution to the plate-setter is a secondary length of bar stock... they claim the standard stock is 7.5" long, while their shortest is 5.5"... I suppose that takes our main-top grate difference down to 3-4" huh?


    I have never pushed the upper limit of the 7.5" bar stock but your numbers sound right for the shorter length stock-I would be skeptical of this but hopefully they will post videos with the shorter stock.  Personally I have never had an issue with tipping-and think the vertical work room is of much more value.  Big hunk of meat on the lower grate and it's not gonna tip...

    I would give the CGS a hard look given this change by CGW.

    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    "I would give the CGS a hard look given this change by CGW."

    I don't know. I think CGW has done a nice job of clarifying the issue. I'd rather have the bar hit my plate setter than have my butt fall to the ground. I get the versatility of the adjustable rig, but I don't have the space to store more parts. I also don't think I'd utilize the AR to its full potential.

    If my plate setter ever breaks, I'll be getting a spyder and stone to replace it. Then there won't be a problem with the swing grate.
    Mark Annville, PA
  • joe@bge[email protected] Posts: 394
    edited April 2012

    I have the swing grate and love it.  I have mine set where I leave the main cooking surface and the elevated cooking surface set so that if the plate setter is in I can use both surfaces - I basically never change the height setting on the top surface.  I have 5 inches of clearance on the main surface and more that enough to do a verticle chicken on the top surface (it was close, but it fit).  You could easilly do butts on the main level and a brisket on the top.  Here is a pic of my setup...haven't found a limitation for my cooking yet.  This is with the plate setter in.


  • smokeyjsmokeyj Posts: 340

    I have the swing rack. It's works great for my cooking style. I love it for accessing the meat below with veggies and whatever up top. Another option is the Double D rack that the Grill Dome uses for indirect, over the plate setter. Put that in the down position and I use a steel pie plate on that rack. Plus with this rack you can use it for searing. From what I saw the spider doesn't have any food support grids it's just a big opening.

    I would love to own both but I was only able get one so I went with swing grate. Maybe in the future I'll own a adjustable rig. Can never have enough bbq tools. 

  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 271

    This looks great

    Where do I order a swing grate?

    I need more toys---

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 17,982
    Try give them a call as well.  Easy to work with.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • Dan4BBQDan4BBQ Posts: 271



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