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Big Green Egg Medium Lower Grate Charcoal Ring Basket

Mama always said, Grilling was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.

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  • Seems similar to kickashbasket. http://www.kickashbasket.com. Lots of people seem to like it but haven't tried it myself.
    Steve
    Outside of Appleton, WI - MBGE, LBGE
  • timekpr1timekpr1 Posts: 151
    I saw that one too. It comes in a large size only.
    Mama always said, Grilling was like a box of chocolates.  You never know what you're gonna get.
  • Kick Ash Basket is an awesome way to go
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,996
    I guess both these lump baskets have value for those so inclined to make things easier. I see two advantages:
    First, it makes sense that on second or third burn lump, a quick shake lets the ash fall through into the bottom of the fire box. I usually give the lump a quick stir with my ash tool, have had no problems. 
    Second, I have put second burn lump on top of fresh lump, which usually means taking the old lump out. The basket makes this easy, just pull and dump the old lump into a temporary container, replace the basket, add new lump, dump the old back on top. 

    Not sure I need more air flow as it has not been an issue. Don't think I need one. 
    Delta B.C. - Move over coffee, this is job for alcohol!
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,511
    Just ordered one for my small. I find the small such a pain to clean out ash between cooks when there is lump left. This should help immensly. Especially since kick ash basket doesn't have a small yet or in the works.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,635
    Seems like a nice idea. For LBGEs- The kick ash bucket is $40 before shipping. Don't know what shipping is there. The eBay basket is $50 (!) before the $10 (!) shipping.

    Ever since I got a hi-q grate, I don't even stir the lump. Just pour and go. Maybe if I didn't already have that....
    Large BGE and Medium BGE-- Greensboro!


  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,271
    One thing I'm not sure I care for is the fact that this one is a smaller diameter than the stock fire box (the bowl that holds the lump).  There is a dead space around it.  It's also not enough space that you could have a clear 2 zone fire so it would be annoying if you were trying to grill burgers or something.  


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

  • KSwollKSwoll Posts: 123
    Does the Kick Ash Basket come in a size that fits the medium BGE? I bring my medium traveling and would like a quick solution to empty the hot coals to allow the egg to cool off much faster.
    XL, Medium BGE, and Mini Max
    Northern Virgina
  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,492
    @KSwoll‌ why not just dump water into the egg?
  • KSwollKSwoll Posts: 123
    I would like to reuse the coal for future cooks. :)
    XL, Medium BGE, and Mini Max
    Northern Virgina
  • ThatgrimguyThatgrimguy Posts: 3,511
    I got that ebay basket and it's garbage for the small. Used it once and actually decided to dump the coal half way through and add more to get my small working like normal.
    Biloxi, MS
    Guild's Grocery BBQ Team
    The Grocery Cart
    XL / Small Green Eggs
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 2,198
    KSwoll said:
    I would like to reuse the coal for future cooks. :)

    And to use you Egg again.......dumping water in there will get give it a serious thermal shock and probably crack it.  You could also get burned from the steam.

    Back to the charcoal--it would dry out.  Charcoal will absorb like crazy, but it's also quick to acclimate.  It wouldn't work out very well in the BGE since the air or sunlight couldn't get to it, but in a camp fire scenario it would.


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,196


    KSwoll said:

    I would like to reuse the coal for future cooks. :)



    And to use you Egg again.......dumping water in there will get give it a serious thermal shock and probably crack it.  You could also get burned from the steam.

    Back to the charcoal--it would dry out.  Charcoal will absorb like crazy, but it's also quick to acclimate.  It wouldn't work out very well in the BGE since the air or sunlight couldn't get to it, but in a camp fire scenario it would.


    I remember seeing a pic stike posted where he cooled his egg at a tailgate party by draining his cooler into it. Also, it rains and snows on hot eggs all the time. Come to think of it, I also remember folks saying that they tossed hot platesetters on a snow bank too.

    It rains and snows on mine with no problem. Haven't tried the other things. Tried to find Jeff's tailgate post, but couldn't.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 11,196


    KSwoll said:

    I would like to reuse the coal for future cooks. :)



    And to use you Egg again.......dumping water in there will get give it a serious thermal shock and probably crack it.  You could also get burned from the steam.

    Back to the charcoal--it would dry out.  Charcoal will absorb like crazy, but it's also quick to acclimate.  It wouldn't work out very well in the BGE since the air or sunlight couldn't get to it, but in a camp fire scenario it would.


    I remember seeing a pic stike posted where he cooled his egg at a tailgate party by draining his cooler into it. Also, it rains and snows on hot eggs all the time. Come to think of it, I also remember folks saying that they tossed hot platesetters on a snow bank too.

    It rains and snows on mine with no problem. Haven't tried the other things. Tried to find Jeff's tailgate post, but couldn't.

    I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick, not wounded... dead.

                                                      Woody Allen

    Michael 
    Central Connecticut 

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