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cast iron and raised grill suggestions

I am new to the Forum, have just purchased my Large BGE in the last month.  LOVE, LOVE it, however, I have discovered I am in need of a couple more accessories.  Looking for suggestions for elevated grill to cook pizza on as well as another layer of cooking surface.  Also looking for suggestions for a cast iron grill to cook steaks.  I like to let the fire go through my steak to sear them  and would like any suggestions related to a cast iron grill you have used that you really like. 

Thanks in advance.


  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,061
    Swing rack from
    Mark Annville, PA
  • jbvajbva Posts: 11
    i got the adjustable rig and have been very pleased with the quality and features.  I was able to lay down 6 full racks of ribs for superbowl and the stone so i had three layers with the extender.  I think website is

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 14,015
    Swing Rack or the plethora of eggcessories from tom at Ceramic grill store. Adjustable Rig, Spider.... You can call him to find the best set-up for you. He is also an active member of the forum, as is Franco at CGW.

    tjv and CGW1 are their handles, respectively.
  • Call Tom and CGS and he'll fix you up right away. the AR will be your new best friend 
    Toronto,  Ontario,  Large, Large, Mini Max
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109

    The AR is a must. Tom is the real deal and his products are made in the USA. I have had an egg for a long time but just bought the AR -- should have done it years ago... here is one of my previous reviews on the AR.

    I look for cast iron on craigslist. Sometimes you can get a great deal.

    I also just bought a Paella pan - never had it before but cooked some up last weekend -- it was awesome. 

  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    cast iron grates... you need mangrates.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • BigGreenBBQBigGreenBBQ Posts: 109
    henapple said:
    cast iron grates... you need mangrates.
    Damn you beat me to it...
  • scooter759scooter759 Posts: 257
    Bought the AR R&B combo last year. Just got the AR extender. Really gives you a lot of flexibility. As already stated, I can't beleive I waited this long. I went with the R&B with the oval stone  because I already have a platesetter.
    Extra Large, 2 Large, Medium, Mini Max, Weber Summit gasser, Weber Q. Mankato, MN
  • Thanks for all of your recommendations!  
  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,911
    The ceramic grill works swing rack sounds like it would be perfect to fit your needs. It is made from carbon steel but sears like cast iron. 
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • You can't go wrong with either sysyem because they're both very well made. Franco at is a good guy. So is Tom at . Enjoy shopping!

    Flint, Michigan
  • KennyLeeKennyLee Posts: 784
    Solson005 said:
    The ceramic grill works swing rack sounds like it would be perfect to fit your needs. It is made from carbon steel but sears like cast iron. 
    Totally agree with Solson005.  I wanted both a two-tiered system and something to sear steaks.  This setup is a bit pricey, but very high quality and well worth it.  And it would have been what I would have spent or a little less had I bought both a rack and iron grate separately.


    Cedar table w/granite top

    Ceramic Grillworks two-tier swing rack

    Perpetual cooler of ice-cold beer

  • grege345grege345 Posts: 3,515
    I just have two fire bricks with a standard cast iron grate. 55$ and done
    LBGE& SBGE———————————————•———————– Pennsylvania / poconos

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,747
    Gave away CI for Large and Small years age. Just did nothing for me, went with SS. To get height: Adj Rig (IMO) is best.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    edited April 2013
    Buy from the best. Plus he continually improves his product and has it in stock all the time. I have both systems (swing rack and adj rig) described above and the adjustable rig is a better product and much more versatile. [email protected]
  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 670
    edited April 2013

    +1 for the AR.  I got the Adustable Rig from Ceramic Grill Store and love it.  I don't always want sear like the CGW swing rack but I love the sliding D rack on the extender from Tom.

    Indirect heat has never been easier.  So far there isn't a configuration that I haven't been able to do and now doing mains and sides at the same time is so easy. 

    Hope this doesn't turn into a Ford vs. Chevy vs. Dodge debate...


    For Cast Iron - look for a Comal... or a Lodge Griddle and cut the handle off

    Toronto, Canada

    Large BGE, Small BGE


  • I've searched the Ceramic Grill site and cannot find an AR for the Medium, is this only available for the L/XL?
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