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High Que Fire Grate

dkrughdkrugh Posts: 3
edited August 2011 in EggHead Forum
I am purchasing a Large BGE next week to replace a medium BGE that I have used for 6 years and considering replacing the grate with this stainless steel grate. Does anyone have this and find it to be that helpful?
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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    I have one, just installed it the other day but haven't cooked with it yet. Whiz has one and says he likes it. -RP
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  • DavekatzDavekatz Posts: 761
    I've had one for a couple of months now and like it a lot. Here's my full review:
    Great Grate Upgrade
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 5,832
    Dave- That is a great Great Grate Upgrade review and I am grateful that you posted it. :P

    Seriously tho...it sounds like a "really really good" upgrade.


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

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  • GeekGodGeekGod Posts: 52
    Really like the high-que grate. Just be careful when stirring the lump/ash if your tool gets caught it can move it to the side and allow ash to fall in to the bottom. Otherwise its fantastic.
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  • SmokeySmokey Posts: 2,468
    I "KINDA" have one!

    We had friends comming over one night and wouldn't you know it, as I was getting ready to light the large egg, the fire grade deceided to crumble. So, in a pinch (and after reading about the "Great Grate") I pulled the grill grate from my mini (it was old and the coating had started to flake off anyway) and used it as a fire grate in the large egg.

    I do like it ALOT. It really breaths well and gets up to temp in no time!!

    Not sure how long it will last as the grill grate was not designed for the high heat, but it was a quick fix and works well!
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  • dkrughdkrugh Posts: 3
    Thanks for all the quick responses. Anyone have any input on low and slow cooks with this yet?
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  • I "KINDA" have one!

    I pulled the grill grate from my mini (it was old and the coating had started to flake off anyway) and used it as a fire grate in the large egg.

    That's a great idea.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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  • troutmantroutman Posts: 498
    I have one and like it a lot. Won't go back to the original, and would buy another for my small if they made it that size.

    I put a three bolts on it to keep it from moving around when I stir or light up. The egg heats up faster. Only downside is I have to clean out the bottom more often because small lump falls through (instead of sticking and clogging up the holes).

    Low and slow just fine. Pork butt still tastes like pork butt.
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  • coHosercoHoser Posts: 12
    edited August 2011
    Just installed one, I'll be firing up a spatched, jerk brined chicken later today along with some corn... Be interesting to see if it fires up better at 7200 feet... mo' air is always mo' better up here... and I have some stainless bolts/nuts - I may have to try that support if shifting is a problem.
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  • Like Smokey I kinda have one also.

    I got a 12" grate for 3 bucks.

    It sits about 2" higher than original grate.

    I grill therefore I am.....not hungy.
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,481
    What about low n slow? I feel like it should work. Just curious?
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • I have yet to do an overnighter with it, but I did 5 hours at 225°F and she held like a charm.
    Food & Fire - The carnivorous ramblings of a gluten-free grill geek.
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  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    How does this grate compare to the Turbo grate from the bbq guru?

    Cheers! Shawn My Blog: http://hrmcreativebbq.blogspot.com/ My Dads Custom Handles Blog http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com
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  • ShawnShawn Posts: 356
    Also i have a friend that purshased a grate for the small bge and used it in his lage and was cheaper then the highq fire grate and its the same size.
    Cheers! Shawn My Blog: http://hrmcreativebbq.blogspot.com/ My Dads Custom Handles Blog http://dannyscarvings.blogspot.com
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,961
    I've had one a couple weeks now, I actually got it for high-heat reasons rather than low-n-slow (I can't get my Large higher than 650) but I haven't done a pizza since installing it (95% of my caloric intake right now is tomatoes, while the season is still here).  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • 4Runner4Runner Posts: 1,481
    Figured it would work high or low. Just need to work the vents a bit.
    Joe - I'm a reformed gasser-holic aka 4Runner Columbia, SC Wonderful BGE Resource Site: http://www.nakedwhiz.com/ceramicfaq.htm and http://www.nibblemethis.com/
    What am I drinking now?   Woodford....neat
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  • chrisnjennchrisnjenn Posts: 534
    edited September 2011
    I have had the High-Que fire grate for about a month now.  I love it.  It gets the temp to blazing temps fast and also does great for low and slows (I see no difference between the original fire grate and the High-Que one during low and slows).  The High-Que blows the original one out of the water for high temps and getting high temps fast.  No comparison.  I also see no difference with the amount of lump I use.  It is the same for both.  The High-Que was delivered fast and is built to last.  Very high quality. 

    Last night I left my Egg going full throttle and forgot about it for 30 mins (was watching a game).  I came back and the Egg was at about 1,300 degrees.  I was doing a TRex steak and put the steaks on for 60 secs (I usually do it for 90 secs a side depending on thickness and temp) a side using my GrillGrates (love the GrillGrates-highly recommend these also) because the temp was so high.  Steak turned out great.  My point is the High-Que did a great job and performed well at those high temps.

    Naked Whiz's review on it was spot on.  I can high recommend it.
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 2,961
    I finally got a pizza made on my Large this evening, and RAWK!  That High-Que let my Egg reach temp very quickly, and by the time I had the pizza ready it was up to 800 F!!  Pizza was completely cooked in less than five minutes, Neapolitan-style here I come!  
    I'm a bit concerned about how many small pieces fall thru the grate, and then burn on the floor of the Egg itself.  Sure, the heat goes up and contributes to cooking, but I don't know if the ceramic in the Egg "shell" is the same as that in the firebox.  It is guaranteed, but I suppose the High-Que would be considered an "unauthorized mod" if the outer shell ever cracked.  Still, I haven't heard of that happening, so I'm going with it.  
    Very, very happy with my new mod!  
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    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
     
    Ogden, Utard.  
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  • PjoePjoe Posts: 224
    What about the time required to get a clean burn? If I get to temp twice as quick and the smoke still stinks, it is not ready to cook. Is this a concern?

    Bill
    LBGE AR SMALL BGE WOO RING
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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,428
    I have had them on my two larges for about six months and love them.  I wish BGE would make them standard equipment.  I will buy one for my small if they ever offer them.

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

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

    Omaha, NE
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