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Is there a "hinged" grate available anywhere?

I would like to be able to add wood or maybe lump during a cook, but don't want to remove the cooking grid.  My old Weber had a hinged grate to add briquettes or wood.  Does anyone offer such a grid for the BGE (mine is XL).  I noticed that the Vision grills come with a hinged grate for that purpose, but don't think there is one in my size.  If someone has a solution to this, let me know.
XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
Rochester, NY
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,298
    High que offers one that is 304 stainless steel. They are VERY proud of it.

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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    You aren't kidding they are proud, and that is just for a large.  I will need to keep looking!
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 6,582
    Would one of these work?


    I dont' have an XL so you may want to measure the actual grate size.  

    FWIW-  if I want to add extra wood I just slip some chips through the grate.  With 2 grid lifters and a pair of BBQ gloves, and a place to "land", it is not hard to remove the entire grid loaded with food.  To be honest I can't even remember why I have needed to do this...but I have done it a couple of times. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • Not sure if you'd be interested in cast iron, but here is an option that is a little less expensive than the high-que option in cast iron.

    Killen, AL (The Shoals)
    XL, Small, Minimax, and Mini BGEs
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,430
    I just lift mine, rest it on the base and throw some in... 3 seconds.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,122
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
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  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,299
    henapple said:
    I just lift mine, rest it on the base and throw some in... 3 seconds.


    Same here......

    But if you still want a hinged grate, you can buy the Kamado Joe one.   They MSRP for $75.00, but you can probably find one cheaper than that.

    This guy might be able to custom make one for you:  http://www.michaelscustomgrillworks.com//

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  • HotchHotch Posts: 1,365

    I have one of the Hi Que's. Picked it up at the Athens Egg Fest. I like it a lot. Great for steaks and direct grilling. Easy to clean and easy to open. Just watch for the correct alignment with a plate setter legs up.

     "You’re not a real Texan till you’ve been kicked out of every decent state in America." - Joe Bob Briggs

    LBGE, Mini BGE and R&V Fryer

    Prosper TX

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  • High que offers one that is 304 stainless steel. They are VERY proud of it.

    Looks like 3/8" rods, so the price is not all that outrageous.
    The Naked Whiz
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,430
    Another thing is if you have food on the grate... Gotta move it to open it.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 647
    we need to develop some sort of chute for adding chips under the PS which is under the grate. taking everything apart during a cook can drop the temp a couple of degrees while getting everything back together again.  I have the 1/2 CI grates but don't use it with the PS (or at least I have not tried it with the PS yet.)...

    My grate remover is a hand-held garden shovel with a 45 degree bend on the end. works okay until the wife needs to do gardening while I am egging. 
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,430
    My neighbor has a kamado that has one... Not sure what kind m
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
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  • NsdexterNsdexter Posts: 150
    Craycort sell some that are split like a Mercedes symbol i have one and it works well for adding charcoal wood but its a **** to get past the plate setter for long smokes
    HFX NS
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 5,271
    Just get an adjustable rig and there is room to add whatever you want.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,733
    Get yourself a PSwoo3 and you can lift grid,plate setter and all out at one time and add your wood. Super easy and quick. Welders gloves is all you need.

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    Large BGE. Small BGE Henderson, Ky.
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  • LitLit Posts: 3,843
    Hi que sells a really nice thick gauge stainless with a hinge. Its the nicest grate I have seen and its hinged. Also over $100 though but its quality.
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,324
    edited August 2013
    what you need is the big joe grid from kamado joe.  It's 24", hinged and stainless.  As a comparison, the bge xl 24" grid weighs 5.2 pounds.  The hinged 24" big joe grid weighs 10.2 pounds.  Don't ask how I know.......lol

    thanks for mentioning the PSwoo for the large!

    t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • Rick1Rick1 Posts: 77

    Get yourself a PSwoo3 and you can lift grid,plate setter and all out at one time and add your wood. Super easy and quick. Welders gloves is all you need.

     

    I Agree with MattMan the PSWoo3 is great for adding chunks or chips.

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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    Wow, lots of options here.  The Craycourt looks interesting being CI.  Big Joe looks like a possibility too. Where do I check out the PSWoo3?  I assumed it was the ceramic grill store, but I do not see it there. 

    I have already lifted the grate to add wood once, but when the grate is raised or a larger cook, this is not a good option.  Likewise the PS is in the way, but I think I could get some wood down in using tongs


    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 2,661
    Pswoo problem solved.
    Seattle, WA
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 14,259
    You don't need one if you mix your smoke wood throughout the lump when you load it.
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    New Orleans, LA - we know how to eat 

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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,324
    The easiest solution is the xl rig, 20 inch grid with 17.5 stone. My favorite set up on xl for one grid cook. Check YouTube ceramicgrillstore brisket cook. Dig the burnt ends. T.
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • CookinbobCookinbob Posts: 1,515
    The adjustable rig looks like just the ticket.  I need to wait for the right time to spend that kind of $ though.  I don't think I would need my plate setter any more.  Does anybody buy a used plate setter or do I store it above the garage along with the nest I will never use now that I have a table?
    XLBGE, Small BGE, Homebrew and Guitars
    Rochester, NY
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