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New fire grate grill

SoDak WayneSoDak Wayne Posts: 23
edited 1:00PM in EggHead Forum
We were having issues getting our egg up to the higher temps we like for doing pizzas. So we purchased a new fire grate grill from High-Que, and wow, did that ever make a difference!! All the ash that seemed to get piled up around the holes in the standared grate, as well as the charcoal dust and small pieces that you get when you empty the bag, fall right through this grate allowing for really good air circulation. It has been a real find, thought I'd share...


  • golfguygolfguy Posts: 105
    Have you tried any
  • golfguygolfguy Posts: 105
    Not sure how it missed the last half of my question...

    Have you tried any
  • golfguygolfguy Posts: 105
    Wow, I guess "
  • The Naked WhizThe Naked Whiz Posts: 7,780
    I reviewed it on my web page and I was very happy with it. I'm using it full time now. In the past I had used a circle of expanded stainless steel, but it wasn't heavy enough to keep its shape under the intense heat. This is much better.

    Questions came up about perhaps losing a lot of small pieces of lump through the grate, but I haven't found that much in the ash when I've cleaned out my large. I am extremely please with mine.
    The Naked Whiz
  • ShedFarmShedFarm Posts: 499
    Wonderful! Now if only they'd start making them in sizes for all of the eggs...
    BJ (Powhatan, VA)
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,897
    $36.87 includes postage to Texas.
    Thanks for the posting, just ordered on-line.
    Could not get anyone to answer the phone so could not check if offered Small or Mini.
    Whiz thank you for the input as well.
    Kent if not working out will come your way :laugh:
    A few min's after posting this the lady who owns/runs (?) called back. Very nice lady...
    She said at this time no Small or Mini. But they would look into them.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • RaleighGuyRaleighGuy Posts: 207
    Everything ok there golfguy?


    Raleigh, NC

  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,475
    I'm very happy with mine as well. I purchased one after The Whiz' review and have been using it ever since.

    Omaha, NE

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • golfguygolfguy Posts: 105
    haha I guess the symbol I was using kept cutting off the rest of my question...

    I was trying to ask if he had any problem cooking with temperatures of 250deg or less... The "less than" symbol kept cutting my post off!

    anyways, Whiz, can you speak on how the grate performs when doing a low temp cook?
  • probe1957probe1957 Posts: 218
    I just ordered one myself. Mine is cracked and this one seems much better than the OEM one.
  • MO MuleMO Mule Posts: 80
    You all sure cost me a lot of money. I just ordered one.
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 3,673
    :laugh: :laugh:

    We're here to "help"! :whistle:
  • EggObsessedEggObsessed Posts: 480
    Went to website and it looks like it only comes in Large. I have an XL and Med and keep noticing that it takes SO much longer for the Med to come up to temp. I was thinking about getting this fire grate to help with the problem. Anyone else have any thoughts on why the Med takes so much longer to heat up than the XL? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated B)
    Egging with NoJokeSmoke (Bruce) in SW Austin, Texas
    BGEs: XL, Medium and Mini
  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 763
    I'm a fan as well.

    Great Grate Upgrade

    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
  • James MBJames MB Posts: 349
    One of the solutions to the med warm up time was posted on here by Grandpas Grub - a tube of some sort through the lower vent on startup to stop the incoming air going around the fire box rather than through it.
    It doesn't have to be anything special - I have used a sheet of rolled (A4 here in Europe) standard photocopy paper.
    It seems the medium is particularly sensitive to ash build up in the startup phase, a wiggle rod helps a lot too.
  • fieroguyfieroguy Posts: 777
    I betcha their sales on this grate exploded as a result of this post.

    I just ordered two of 'em.

    Thanks for the post Wayne, and the response from Doug (Naked Whiz).
  • I know that this is run by a young man and his mom, I think they are trying to get Amazon to warehouse them, so good luck to them. I imagine that the way they are starting to sell that they may indeed start producing different sizes, I sure hope so. They were very nice to deal with. I know you will all be happy with the results once you put this in your BGE...
    Next up more pizza!!
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