The Open Bar Ring corals the lump for smaller cooks in the xl cooker. The open wall construction incorporates four 1/4" stainless rings to hold the lump in place and promote an even burn. The Ring dimensions are approximately 14" in diameter and 3.5" high tall. The Reducing Rings work in tandem with the XL Spiders and XL Woo2 to sear, blacken or wok closer to the lump. The 14" diameter matches nicely with Big Green Egg's medium (15CI) cast iron grid for searing. The material is 1/4" Stainless round stock with mig welds.
In comparison, the XL Open Bar Ring allows additional airflow from the side where the XL Solid Sheet Ring allows airflow thru the lump grate. Ceramic pieces shown are not included. Made in the USA exclusively for CGS.
Quick link to the XL Open Bar Ring instructional narrative -- XL Open Bar Ring
Posted by Nick R. on 25th Jan 2014
This ring definitely pays for itself, I definitely use less lump charcoal. It works extremely well when cooking smaller amounts on the XL egg.
Posted by Doug Saunders on 13th Oct 2012
I was pleasantly surprised when I opened the box and pulled out the Open Bar Ring-XL. This thing was made to last and I immediately put it to use. It corrals the charcoal and allows for maximum air flow for a good hot fire and it does exactly what it was designed to do, SAVE CHARCOAL. Anyone that owns the Big Green Egg XL should consider this a must have. I live in Canada and as a special note to Canadians, This product is well worth the shipping cost.