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The Large Rig Extender attaches to the upper ring on the Large Adjustable Rig. It extends the Rig's work platform from 6" to 7.5" above the fire ring. It's our favorite height to grill butterfly (spatchcock) chicken, bake pizza or set-up double grids for ribs.
The Rig Extender works in tandem with our 16" Sliding D Grid. The D Grid slides back and forth along the Rig Extender for easy access to the lower grid, lump, drip pan and such. The Stop Support crossbar is a stop guide for sliding the D Grid.
The Rig Extender works in tandem with our 13"x17" Oval Stainless Grid. The front crossbar on the Rig Extender needs to be in place when using the Oval Grid. The Crossbar comes with the Extender. The Oval Grid & Rig Extender are the top grid position in our Sliding Grid set-up. The Sliding Grid set-up is a favorite for smoking multiple racks of babybacks or St. Louis style ribs.
The Rig Extender can hold a Ceramic Stone for pizza/baking. It's our favorite stone position for baking pizza. The top of the pizza benefits from the reflective/convective heating off the dome. The stone is up above the felt line, so it minimizes the chances of burning the felt gasket. The stone is far from the lump which helps produce a consistent heating of the stone. The front crossbar on the Extender is required when using stones.
Set-Up (How to Use): Place the Large Rig Extender atop the Rig with the Extender's open end facing toward the front of the cooker. The five hooked feet slip over the Rig's upper ring. The "U" shape hook on the bottom of the Extender's back leg slips underneath the Rig's top ring and around the Rig's back vertical support rod. It's best to set the "U" shape leg first and then the other four hooked feet. This hook keeps the Extender from sliding around the Rig. The Rig Extender's front crossbar is used with the 13x17 Oval Stainless Grid or other platforms needing additional support.
The Rig Extender is a recommended piece for the Slide Guide system. Material is 304 Stainless Steel with Tig and Mig welds. Made in the USA exclusively for CGS.