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Raising the grid

edited 3:23PM in EggHead Forum

What do you use, besides firebricks, to raise your grid about 4 or 5 inches? I have never found the firebrick splits, and when I want to raise the grid, those large bricks take up too much grill space and the Egg takes longer to heat up because of them, too. I am not talking about low and slow cooking, but sometimes just to do chicken or even kabobs, which I do not like when they are done so close to the fire. I'll look for splits again, but just thought I'd ask the BGEer's first. I've often wondered why there isn't a 2nd fire ring to put on top of the other if you'd prefer.


  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    <p />EJ,
    I made one of these for my small and large eggs using stailess steel carriage bolts and cheap weber grids from Home Depot.

  • Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
    You could buy another grate and use fender washers, bolts and nuts to make legs for it (4) legs would be best. Then place it on top of your other grate and go for it.
    With a couple sets of different length bolts you could easily modify it for different heights.
    If you have a large you could buy the new grate with the fold out legs.
    B D[p]

  • YB,[p]Thanks to both of you. I think I could do this !

  • Trout BumTrout Bum Posts: 343
    Wow, you allmost ran me over while I was typing. We both had the same idea but yours included a pic. Nice Touch.
    B D

  • YBYB Posts: 3,861
    <p />Big Daddy,
    Thanks.Here is another picture showing how it fits flush with the opening.

  • JimWJimW Posts: 450
    BGE sells a 'grill extender' that provides a second cooking grate above the first. I also use a second fire ring on my small and, while I haven't measured it, I see no reason why a second fire ring wouldn't work for the large.

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