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How to do a "raised direct cook?

MawgerMawger Posts: 40
edited September 2011 in Forum List

Can you tell me how to do the raised direct way of grilling.  I assume you raise the grill, but with what? 

Also, thought I'd share that we just purchased the tongs and spatula by Green Egg.

They are awesome! 




  • BGE or ceramicgrillstore both sell raised grids.  You could set a few firebrick splits around the edge of your firebox, then set your grate on top of them or if it is not a long cook, just put a lot less lump in, thus increasing the space between your fire and the reglar grate position.
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    firebricks are commonly used. setting them on the inside wall of the egg and placing the grill on top of that. or if you have two grill grates, you can set the firebricks on one and then place the 2nd on top. 

    in my xl, I use the grill grate that came with the egg. I put the lump reducing ring on top and then the 18" grill grate on top of that.
    context is important :)
  • Raised grid will be next on our list to purchase. Thanks for the response.
  • SpoonSpoon Posts: 328
    Some folks get a second grate and use bolts and washers to raise it up. I have a Woo3 from the ceramic grill store and love it, I also got the Woo3 extender to go even higher in the dome.
    "Pork so tender you can pull it with a spoon." ~Spoon
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 8,200
    Took me a bit to sort out the BGE language-as noted above, raised grid refers to the height of the cooking surface,, generally about felt line height and achieved by any of the above suggestions.  Direct obviously is cooking without a barrier between food and fire.  Platesetter or any barrier between fire and food becomes indirect and the convection oven (or low and slow) for long cooks.  Still learnin'-good luck.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs 
    Pit Barrel Cooker
  • I bought a second grill from home depot along with 3 five inch stainless steel bolts nuts and washers. I used them to make my own raised grid. I use it a lot with chicken. I put the BGE. Grill in and then my raised grid on top. It puts the cooking surface at the grid level. I also built a smaller 13 inch grid the same way. I can the do three levels direct and two levels indirect with the platesetter.
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