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Made an ajustable grid and cooked some wings

Dave in FloridaDave in Florida Posts: 933
edited 1:04AM in EggHead Forum
Wanted to increase the capacity of my LG BGE.

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Side view showing the height in the egg.

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Then made wings for the first time. 400 dome direct. Cooked til skin was crisp. Wings were moist and very good.

Left side of pan: Wild Cherry Chipotle Rub with Uncle Kenny Mustard Sauce

Center of pan: Apple Chipotle rub and Garlic with Jack Daniels Original Sauce.

Right side of pan: Apple Chipotle rub with Uncle Kenny's Original Sauce.

The naked Wild Cherry Chipotle rub wings didn't make it long enough for the picture. :blush:

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Did a taste test and the best ones in my opinion were the Wild Cherry Chipotle naked. Sweet as candy with a kick.
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Comments

  • ScottborasjrScottborasjr Posts: 3,411
    Looks great Dave, and a very nice homemade rig to boot. Nice work ;)
    I raise my kids, cook and golf.  When work gets in the way I'm pissed, I'm pissed off 48 weeks a year.
    Inbetween Iowa and Colorado, not close to anything remotely entertaining outside of football season. 
  • Amy S.Amy S. Posts: 70
    Hey! I made the exact some one, but I didn't think of the wing nuts. I may make that change.
  • How long are those bolts? Is it stable?
  • How long are those bolts? Is it stable?
  • How long are those bolts? Is it stable?
  • How long are those bolts? Is it stable?
  • The bolts are 3/8" x 6". Everything is stainless steel and it is very secure and stable.
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  • Amy S.Amy S. Posts: 70
    Mine are 5 inches and very stable. I can set a drip pan on the lower grate or a pizza stone that I use for a plate setter, for now. The carriage bolts and the new grate were less than $20.00 at Lowes.
  • Kew_el_steveKew_el_steve Posts: 354
    Amy S. wrote:
    Mine are 5 inches and very stable. I can set a drip pan on the lower grate or a pizza stone that I use for a plate setter, for now. The carriage bolts and the new grate were less than $20.00 at Lowes.

    That sounds a little light on the price! MAKE SURE that you are using stainless hardware. DO NOT use plated hardware. Heavy metals used in plating are toxic!

    :woohoo:
  • purcelljpurcellj Posts: 44
    Most Lowes and HD do NOT carry stainless in large sizes like this. I strongly advise you to NOT use that hardware. You are cooking poison.
  • LitLit Posts: 5,646
    Both home depot and Lowes carry stainless all thread and nuts. The hardest thing to find for me was stainless washers that big.
  • atlpatsatlpats Posts: 102
    What size Grid did you get?
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    OH Lord, here we go with that stainless is poison BS again!! B) :P :silly: :whistle: :side: :laugh: :laugh:
  • Kew_el_steveKew_el_steve Posts: 354
    Capt. Frank wrote:
    OH Lord, here we go with that stainless is poison BS again!! B) :P :silly: :whistle: :side: :laugh: :laugh:

    Other way around, dude! Stainless is good, steel plated with zinc or cadmium is bad. Maybe that's why the real Adjustable Rig, Woo, and Spider ARE made of stainless! :blink:
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Not to mention the new BGE's come w/ stainless grids, and oh yeah, my stainless skillets, roasters, stew pots, saucepans, but I suppose if you ate one of those stainless bolts it would possibly kill you :ohmy: :laugh: :woohoo:
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    Just use three bolts instead and it will always be stable with no wobble.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    And that is a myth since the out gassing of those 'so called' materials happens at 2000 F. Your grid will not reach that so galvanized is just fine.
  • PhilsGrillPhilsGrill Posts: 2,256
    And you realize their reasoning right? It is shiny and looks better for sales.
  • purcelljpurcellj Posts: 44
    PhilsGrill wrote:
    And that is a myth since the out gassing of those 'so called' materials happens at 2000 F. Your grid will not reach that so galvanized is just fine.

    Hmmm...post-1982 pennies are copper coated zinc and they are toxic. So why would I intentionally put this next to my food? Believe what you will. The risk/reward makes no sense.
  • The grid measures 17" across.
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