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Grill Extender

Hi All,

I just bought my first Large Big Green Egg a couple of months ago, and I love it.  I noticed on this forum that there was a group buy, on this grill extender, that over 80 people purchased.  Just wondering if it is a good buy and would you recommend it.

http://www.outdoorsthree65.com/#!cooking-accessories/c12e3<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

Thanks....

 

 

Farmington, CT

LBGE

Comments

  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,508
    I have heard lots of ppl frustrated with cheap grill extenders.  Either they have a rod right down the center (taking up valuable surface area below) or they are too flimsy.  I got a WOO3 Extender from The Ceramic Grill Store and it is an awesome product.  Here is a link if you are curious:

    Columbus, Ohio
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,021
    It absolutely is. I helped set up the group buy and over 300 units were sold. I use it almost every cook. For 36 bucks(extender and grid) I can have 2 level cooking with the ability to move the top grid out of the way to access the lower.
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,021
    NDG said:

    I have heard lots of ppl frustrated with cheap grill extenders.  Either they have a rod right down the center (taking up valuable surface area below) or they are too flimsy.  I got a WOO3 Extender from The Ceramic Grill Store and it is an awesome product.  Here is a link if you are curious:


    I think you're talking about the BGE one. The group buy one has none of those issues.
  • NDGNDG Posts: 1,508
    For some reason that link doest work.  Let me try again.
    Columbus, Ohio
  • cajuncookcajuncook Posts: 99
    You can accomplish the same effect with 4 1/4" bolts and another grid.
    Live on beautiful Lake Hartwell GA
  • Newport65Newport65 Posts: 19
    It absolutely is. I helped set up the group buy and over 300 units were sold. I use it almost every cook. For 36 bucks(extender and grid) I can have 2 level cooking with the ability to move the top grid out of the way to access the lower.

    I have a 14 inch grid from and old smokey joe that I can use.  Did you buy the standard or tall extender? 

    I was also looking at he one from the ceramic grill store and right now it is out of my price range

    thanks....

    Farmington, CT

    LBGE

  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186

    Go to the Ceramic grill store.Quality work as always.

    I bought the extender in the group buy..IT'S A PIECE OF CRAP!!

  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,021

    Go to the Ceramic grill store.Quality work as always.

    I bought the extender in the group buy..IT'S A PIECE OF CRAP!!

    Why? I've had zero issues with mine.
  • tulocaytulocay Posts: 1,737
    I bought the extender in the group buy and love it. I have a LBGE so I added a medium grate to go with the extender and it works great. Cooked 4 butts (total of 28 lbs) last weekend with 3 on the regular and a 6 lb butt on the top grate.
    LBGE, Marietta, GA
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,253

    Go to the Ceramic grill store.Quality work as always.

    I bought the extender in the group buy..IT'S A PIECE OF CRAP!!

    I had to play around with the placement of the bolts in reference to both grids and I was able to get it to work perfectly and hold meat just fine. Here are a couple pics for reference:image
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,337
    For the money works just fine
    Seattle, WA
  • SoCalTimSoCalTim Posts: 1,768
    I saw this and made the mistake of not buying it. Instead I made an even bigger mistake by buying one ready built that swings (I don't want to name the company) looking back I spent $180 dollars for something I could have spend just $35 dollars or so that would do the very same thing.
    Chatsworth Ca.
  • Hokie_SmokerHokie_Smoker Posts: 639
    I like mine too.  It works fine and surprisingly holds a lot of food.

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    Belmont, NC

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,748
    I love mine.
    canuckland
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,807
    The group buy was not just a grill extender as shown by @NDG above, it is a swing rack extender as shown by @GATABITES above. It is very strong and worth while.
    I'm betting those that find it doesn't work for them, like @Serial_Griller, either have it set up incorrectly or bought a cheap second grid. Would be interested in what the problem is thought to be. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,253
    it works just fine. I bought the Adjustable rig last fall so i dont use it anymore. But I am keeping it for when I get my second egg. I have two grid set-up ready for when i get another. For the money, it well worth it. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • Newport65Newport65 Posts: 19

    The group buy was from the link I posted above?  I like the idea of the swing rack extender....

    Also, did folks buy the regular or tall?

    Thanks for all your thoughts....

     

    Farmington, CT

    LBGE

  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,253
    i think the GB was for the regular. 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 13,021
    IT was for the regular. The tall version was launched with the website. 
  • Serial GrillerSerial Griller Posts: 1,186

    Parts fit very loose,Sloppy fit

    Pic with no weight or food  on grate

    Grates were rotated 180' with same results.

     

  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 5,748
    edited May 2014
    IMO, your brackets are too close to the rim.  (edit: and not oriented properly)

    edit: just checked mine, I had the clamps running next to the 'spine' of the grids for better support, going to take a photo for you ...

    Serial Griller , you want the clamps perpendicular to the direction of slope to control the tilting, the photos say it all ... Large grid over XL grid.... the tilt should be even less than shown if you use Medium grid over Large grid.

    image

    image

    canuckland
  • Newport65Newport65 Posts: 19
    Thanks everyone for your comments.I think I am going to purchase one and hopefully set it up right....

    Farmington, CT

    LBGE

  • SkinnyVSkinnyV Posts: 3,337
    I wonder if the oval grid from CGS would work with the extender?
    Seattle, WA
  • I bought one of these extenders and never used it. Anyone want to buy it?  
    Dave - Austin, TX
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