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The official(?) "How To Use The BGE Grid Extender" thread

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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    edited June 2013
    Here's a set up I may use more often in my Large. Spider, CGS 13" stone, 13.5" drip pan, L CI grid, extender and 18" SS grid:
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    Note: don't position the extender in the back of the Egg as the upper grid will hit the dome when you swing it out. (This pic was taken in the early AM before I had coffee to wake me to my senses).
    After turning the CI grate 90 degrees so the extender was to the side: Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos
    Extender with the spacer and 18" SS grid fit fine as the upper grid was maybe 1/2-1" above the felt.
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    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,797
    Are folks having issues with drippings from the top rack meats when the rack is swung out to access the lower rack? Just wondering, because grease stains on a patio can be a b!tch to deal with. I guess a grill matt would be an easy solution.

    Using the CI grid as the lower rack should help as a counterweight I imagine, and make the setup less prone to tipping when the top rack is swung out.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Yeah drippings can be a pain (but my dog doesn't mind). With my Large in a table I started putting some paper towels onto the table top before swinging the grid out.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 335

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    That looks like how I have mine set up now.. CI grid on the bottom and LBGE porcelain grid on top, except my porcelain grid is rotated 90 degrees and the top of my extender is rotated 90 degrees.  That way the extender bar is supporting across the grid to help prevent sag. Mine rubbed the dome slightly when I closed it, so I probably just need to fine tune the position a bit when I actually go to use it.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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  • HicHic Posts: 348
    edited June 2013
    Setup on the Small with the Mini grid.
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    Setup on the Large with the Medium grid for Pizza.
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    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,189
    @hic, try the extender positioned perpendicular to the grid (turn 90 degrees). I find that it prevents bowing on my large.
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,797
    @hic, try the extender positioned perpendicular to the grid (turn 90 degrees). I find that it prevents bowing on my large.
    pic?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • HicHic Posts: 348
    @Eggcelsior I noticed others setup that way too. I will try that next time. I was thinking it was due to the removal of the spacer.

    Large, medium, small and a mini. Egg'n, golfing, beer drinking, camping and following football and baseball.
    Atlanta NOTP suburbia.

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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,189
    caliking said:
    @hic, try the extender positioned perpendicular to the grid (turn 90 degrees). I find that it prevents bowing on my large.
    pic?
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  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    edited June 2013
    I'm waiting for my extender to arrive. The picture below is from the set that @Alton posted earlier of the original extender in use.  That seems to be the sturdiest way to set it up. Probably not good for a stone but should accommodate most other cooks. I haven't seen any of the recent pictures set up that way. I was wondering why.

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    Large BGE, PSWoo3, 13"CI grid, Grid Extender, Weber Genesis B Gasser/BGE Storage Cabinet
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  • bccomstockbccomstock Posts: 335
    The above is how mine is now.. Bar is going across the grid perpendicular to the left edge of the Egg.
    LBGE
    MS Gulf Coast - Proud member of the Who Dat Nation!
    My Not Frequently Updated Blog: http://datcue.wordpress.com
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  • SmoothSmokeSmoothSmoke Posts: 141
    edited June 2013
    Triple Decker

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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,797
    @SmoothSmoke: Sweet! Now load it up and put it through the paces. Is that a small ss grate on the top?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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  • SmoothSmokeSmoothSmoke Posts: 141
    That's 24" lower grate, 18" middle and 14.5" (Weber) top grate on a Kamado Big Joe.  Hope this doesn't get me banned from here!  I did remove the fire ring to make it fit.  It's very sturdy!
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  • bodskibodski Posts: 355
    I just received mine and haven't set it up yet, waiting for my top grid to arrive. Do people leave the extender on their primary (lower) grid all the time, even when cooking on one level? Or do you use a second lower cooking grid and basically keep the two-tier assembly as a completely separate accessory?

    Cincinnati

    LBGE, Weber Kettle, Weber Gasser

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  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    With regard to leaving it on all the time...I was wondering why you wouldn't put the wing nuts on the underside of the grid. That would seem to provide a bit more flexibility to work around and/or on top of it.

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    Large BGE, PSWoo3, 13"CI grid, Grid Extender, Weber Genesis B Gasser/BGE Storage Cabinet
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,189
    With regard to leaving it on all the time...I was wondering why you wouldn't put the wing nuts on the underside of the grid. That would seem to provide a bit more flexibility to work around and/or on top of it.
    The wing nuts can only go on top of the top grid and under the bottom grid; the bolts are welded in place.
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  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,075
    I cant wait to get mine so I provide my commentary as well...  :))
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Reisterstown, MD
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  • BrotherEggBrotherEgg Posts: 95
    I thought that might be the case. I thought the reverse might create some issues with the food on the lower grid. I might try drilling and tapping mine and securing with the appropriate length stove bolt. 

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    Large BGE, PSWoo3, 13"CI grid, Grid Extender, Weber Genesis B Gasser/BGE Storage Cabinet
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  • cortguitarmancortguitarman Posts: 2,024
    It works. 6 racks on the XL
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    Mark Annville, PA
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  • calikingcaliking Posts: 6,797

    It works. 6 racks on the XL

    Nice! Can you describe your setup?

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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