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extending the grate

dougemsmacksdougemsmacks Posts: 152
edited 9:42AM in EggHead Forum
I think I just want to get the grate a little higher, when I cook chicken in a marinate with oil I struggle with flare ups. The extended rack is O.K. but it leans on both ends and is smaller than the main grate which ia already too small. I have not been able to convince my wife we need another egg, YET. I was thinking about the woo2 not sure if the adjustable would be better, any input on this would help.

Just for some backround I like to cook thighs and quarters, when I get a flareup it leaves black soot on the food. I have tried closing the bottom vent and the top wide open, that seems to help but it's not perfect. Chicken is cooking at 400 direct and like I said it's an oil marinate


  • Richard FlRichard Fl Posts: 8,081
    Try doing them indirect with a drip pan. And go direct toward the end.
  • AlwaysGolfAlwaysGolf Posts: 704
    You could try the Adjustable rig with or without the rig extender. Or maybe try adding another 2 inch fire ring. Just my $.02.
  • Bob-OBob-O Posts: 211
    Get three fire brick and lay them edge way on the fire ring and then put grate on them. Works great, just did it last night.
  • dougemsmacksdougemsmacks Posts: 152
    Coming from a weber kettle indirect has always been to the side, indirect so far (I am a newbie) has turned out dry ( if you let it sit at all you will need a lot of salt or a lot to drink) :pinch: Are you cooking around the same temps?
  • dougemsmacksdougemsmacks Posts: 152
    some how my reply went under alwaysgolf :blink: so alwaysgolf I looked at that but the dealer price is not that far from a woo2 and the woo2 is closer to felt line or isthata dis-advantage?
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    get the rig, spider combo. you won't be sorry
  • AlwaysGolfAlwaysGolf Posts: 704
    Like Fidel said get the rig/spider combo. Much more versatile that the woo2 and can set oval grid at 3 different levels and add other stuff onto it like rig extender to put meat higher in the dome and sliding grid extenders.
  • trex1210trex1210 Posts: 33
    I will add another vote for the Adjustable rig and spider combo.

    I ended up adding the extender with sliding grids, and it is the cats azz!!

  • AlwaysGolfAlwaysGolf Posts: 704
    Hey trex1210 how do you like the extender and sliding racks, was going to try to sneak that in an order pretty soon.
  • dougemsmacksdougemsmacks Posts: 152
    thank you for the input I'll let you all know when I get my first cook done.
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