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Answers to "Grate Mate" Questions . (Pics )

ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
edited 5:32AM in EggHead Forum
There's been much posting lately about different ways to accomplish specific set-ups when using the BGE.[p]Most of the posting seems to center around the Small and the Large.
(No offense to the Medium!!)[p]Maybe the Large because so many BGE owners start with a Large...maybe the Small because it's such a great little cooker in it's own rite![p]The last couple of years I've been around the board I've seen a lot of different ways to "Skin the Cat" as it were, when it comes to set-ups.[p]For my own use I've fabricated three items..."Grate Mates", which allow me to do everything on the Small that you can do on the Large. (accepting the size limitations) Low and slo's...indirects with platesetters and drip pans,high temp cooks, three different grid levels, and a baking option.[p]Simply put...they make multiple set-ups for the "Small" a breeze.[p]After being querried about the origin of some of these items...I'll just say if you're further interested, email me off the board.[p]The photo's are of prototypes, but they will give you the general idea. The actuall items in production are slightly different.[p]We'll be giving some items away at the Texas Eggfest.[p]There will also be info on other items specifically for the Large.[p]
Thanks[p]
Grate mates basic set-ups (examples)[p]GrateMateSet-ups1.jpg[p]GrateMateSet-ups2.jpg[p]GrateMateSet-ups3.jpg[p][p]Some Grate Mate "extended" Set-ups[p]GrateMateExtendedSet-ups3.jpg[p]GrateMateExtendedSet-ups5.jpg[p]GrateMateExtendedSet-ups7.jpg[p]GrateMateExtendedSet-ups8.jpg[p]P40900672.jpg[p]P4130114.jpg[p]Good Evening to all!![p][p][p][p][p]

I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!

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  • Banker JohnBanker John Posts: 583
    Chubby,
    Those are some great pics. I wish my egg insides looked that white! LOL[p]I really like the idea you have presented; the possibilities are endless. Thanks for sharing.[p]Banker John

  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,415
    Very cool, Evans
    Your hang-below-the-fire-ring gizmo is very much like the setup I use for my indirects, but a lot more elegant. Please sign me up for some of these brilliant goodies! [p]Good evening right back atchya.
    Chris

    DizzyPigBBQ.com
    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Nature Boy,[p]Thanks Chris!![p]These set-ups are for the small...[p]You need them I think!![p]As stated...there are some "large" items comming![p]A couple dozen??[p]Evans[p]PS...I appreciate your wise council. (No joke)[p]
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • GrillMeisterGrillMeister Posts: 1,611
    Chubby,[p]Very cool! I like what I see. What size pizza stone is that?

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    GrillMeister,

    Ed...it's the 12'.[p]I need to chat with you asap if that's possible.[p]I'm planning on leaving tomorrow am'ish.[p]Evans[p]281) 894-4471[p]I'm up late.

    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Toy ManToy Man Posts: 416
    Very nice...[p]As a small is in my near future, I will PM you for a set.[p]Toy Man
  • katmankatman Posts: 331
    Chubby,
    Those are some very nice solutions. Please let me know when you start production.

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,198
    Chubby,
    Good ideas all. You did well Chubby Skywalker. [p]Spring "Fuzzy Wuzzy" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA

  • Chubby, GREAT IDEAS - what material did you use ?

  • Chubby, That's a sweet looking setup !!! I'll be contacting you soon... Peace.

  • TRexTRex Posts: 2,714
    Chubby,[p]Nice, elegant design, Chubbmaster. Would you consider doing a limited production line for the Medium?[p]:-)[p]TRex
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    TRex,[p]for you....absolutely maybe!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    FatBack,[p]Good Enough!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Chef Arnoldi,[p]Thank you.[p]That's high praise... comming from "The Chef"!!![p]They are made from "Mild Steel", the production pieces will have a high temp coating also.[p]
    Thanks again.[p]Evans

    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • IronbaughIronbaugh Posts: 93
    Chubby,
    TGIF-- I've got the small and medium and would love to have these compliments for these grills. Sign me up if you start selling them. Thanks, Rick

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Spring Chicken,[p]"Chubby Skywalker"....my wife may never let me live that one down!![p]Maybe there's a part for me in the next Star Wars....?[p]I may need an Agent...right away!![p]as far as a part for you......??[p]I'm envisioning...Darth Chicken maybe!![p]"Let the Smoke be with you"!![p]Chubby Skywalker
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Ironbaugh,[p]I am honored...[p]If all goes well....It will be just a few weeks.[p]I will keep in touch.[p]Evans[p]
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    katman,[p]Thanks...[p]If all goes well, it will just be a few weeks.[p]I'll inform.[p]Have a good weekend!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Toy Man,[p]Good enough!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Nature Boy,[p]Will do..."oh Practioneer of Pork"!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    Banker John,[p]My "Little Guy"... iS still a little "Virginal", but I'll do my best to blacken it up in the comming weeks![p]
    Thanks for the kind words.[p]Evans

    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Chubby,
    very cool. . . .are you taking orders??

  • Chubby,[p]I'd be in for the Medium 'run' if it happens.[p]Fernando
    aka: hakalugi

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    mad max beyond eggdome,[p]I'm supposed to see the first of the final production pieces today. If all looks good, I'll have some in a couple of weeks.[p]I'll get in touch when I do.[p]I'm jealous you got to go to the park!![p]Have a good weekend!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    hakalugi,[p]ooooooootay!![p]have a good weekend!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • Adrian B.Adrian B. Posts: 124
    Chubby, those are very well-designed items. I would suggest getting patents on them and marketing, or selling the patent to a manufacturer for a good price ;~)

  • ChubbyChubby Posts: 2,956
    vr6Cop,[p]I am applying for patents as we speak!![p]Thanks for the compliment!![p]Evans
    I spent most of my money on good bourbon, and bad women...the rest, I just wasted!!
  • WudEyeDooWudEyeDoo Posts: 201
    Hey Chubby,
    Nice job! I will definitely be interested in your Grate Mates when you start rolling them out. By the way, I'm glad to see you took the plunge on finally getting a BGE![p]Bob

  • MR HMR H Posts: 109
    Chubby,
    I own a manufacturing company and machine shop. Before spending time and money on patents,and patent attorneys
    research your market and then ask your self how much will I gain on patents. remember anyone can make a slight change in the construction and patent money is down the drain. I speak from years of experience.[p]Howard in Bartow

  • Spring ChickenSpring Chicken Posts: 10,198
    MR H,
    MR H is right. It's not likely that you would get a "utility" patent because there are many devices that would accomplish the end result. Instead, it would only be a "design" patent. That means anyone can modify the design and claim their design is better. Meanwhile, you will have spent a great deal of money with a patent agent or patent attorney.[p]Your best bet would be to simply make and market the device to any market that could use it. [p]A big word of advice... STAY AWAY FROM THOSE COMPANIES THAT ADVERTISE TO PATENT YOUR PRODUCT. They are a total ripoff. All they want is your money.[p]If you want to know more, check out the Houston Inventors Association http://www.inventors.org/ (I used to be a member)[p]and the US Patent Office: http://www.uspto.gov/[p]Great idea though...[p]Spring "Procrastinating Inventor" Chicken
    Spring Texas USA[p]

    [ul][li]Houston Inventors Association[/ul]
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