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Small BGE - Raising the cooking grid?

Is there any advantage to cooking at gasket level?  I bought the small just to do direct cooks for burgers, steaks, chicken, etc...  Cooking below the gasket line is a bit difficult when it comes to flipping burgers.  Your thoughts?  Thanks!

A northern Colorado Egghead since 2012!

XL and a Small BGE.


  • See if CGS has a Woo for a small.  

    Dan, Columbia,Mo.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 18,961
    edited November 2013
    imageEither raise it using 2 or 3 fire brick turned on their side topped with an auxiliary grate or buy a spatula with a bend in the blade making the burgers easier to retrieve. HTH
    L, M, S, Mini
    Dunlap, IL
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,169
    CGS does have a small woo. I use clay pot feet from Lowes. They come in sets of 3. Buy 2 packs and set 2 on top of each other at 3 points around the circle. 

    2-1/2-in H x 3-in W x 1-1/2-in D Clay Red Clay Indoor/Outdoor Pot

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 6,383
    I have the woo and stone for my small. I was like you thinking nothing but quick and fast direct cooks but didn't like flipping down in the hole. Now with an indirect and raised direct way of cooking I use the small more than the large


    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 3,495
    Woo and stone is the way to go.



     LBGE,SBGE, and a Mini makes three......Sweet home Alabama........ Stay thirsty my friends .

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 8,169
    For the folks with the woo setup: can a wok sit on the grid?  I though I had read somewhere  that the woo handles get in the way. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • @caliking, yes the handles get in the way if you get the standard setup.  However you can call Tom @cgs and he can eliminate the handles on yours for no charge. On a side note I'm not sure how  good the small would be for woking as getting above 525-550 degrees most find difficult on the small with such a small lower vent to intake the air. 
    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. 
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