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Upgrades for BGE

brad11140brad11140 Posts: 44
edited February 2012 in EggHead Forum
Anybody have one of these. http://www.amazon.com/Stainless-Charcoal-Grate-Upgrade-Large/dp/B004XU1FES

I have heard someone else on here mentioning an upgraded fire grate. Are there any other upgrades I should consider?
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  • That is the one most folks here go with if they are upgrading/changing their fire grate.
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,796
    edited February 2012
    Put in Large, Small, & Mini and ordered for another Large. They work. The other on the market is a Turbo Grate tall deal and I gave mine away.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • I ordered one. @Mickey, have you tried using the balled up newspaper lighting method they mention on their site
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,796
    No. This just works so much faster. But now  I only use a Mapp on the Mini (don't ask):
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • IrishDevlIrishDevl Posts: 1,390
    Need that High Que to come out for the XL...
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  • Ragtop99Ragtop99 Posts: 1,305
    Need that High Que to come out for the XL...
    I haven't measured my grate, but do you know if the replacement charcoal grate for either the weber 18" or 22" kettle would fit?  That would be an inexpensive upgrade.
    Cooking on an XL and Medium in Bethesda, MD.
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  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,496
    Mickey-
    It seems like a lot of charcoal would fall through that before it burned. Have you noticed that being an issue?
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,338
    Mickey-
    It seems like a lot of charcoal would fall through that before it burned. Have you noticed that being an issue?

    That was my initial thought too.
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,796
    No, a few after cooling is left (very few). The ones you are thinking about that can fall just keep buring on lower in the egg.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,405
    edited February 2012
    I have them on both my larges and my small.  Get one and throw your wiggle rod away!!

    Mike
    Omaha, NE

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

    Omaha, NE
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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,796
    Bowhunr I turned both my LawnRanger wiggle rods into a Large and a Mini ash tool by adding an L-shape bracket to the end of it. Now my ashtools are LawnRanger handled. Like you say: no need for a wiggle rod.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • KingRoverKingRover Posts: 115
    edited February 2012
    have you tried using the balled up newspaper lighting method they mention on their sit

    @brad11140 I just got one recently, used the newspaper under the grate. Heats up quicker than the squares, but it did leave newspaper ashes behind - i think i balled it up too thick (used too many papers.)

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  • mwraulstmwraulst Posts: 131
    i've got the high que in my medium and love it, bought it off amazon with the nomex gasket. Both came from high q  and both were elligible for amazon prime, can't beat it!
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  • I have the high que for my large egg and just started using it. It seems like temperature control is much easier and stays put. I don't think it's my imagination.
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  • I have one in both of my larges and love it. Heats up quickly!
    2 Large Eggs and no chickens. How's that work? :)
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  • Cool deal. Just got an email that its on its way. Curious to see the difference. I passed on the nomex gasket for now. My egg is brand new so I figure Ill wait till I need it.

     

     

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 15,796

    Cool deal. Just got an email that its on its way. Curious to see the difference. I passed on the nomex gasket for now. My egg is brand new so I figure Ill wait till I need it.

     

     

    Good, you can order in the morning ((just kidding)), The next afternoon........
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max +++ 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015 http://saladoeggheadgathering.blogspot.com

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  • pabpab Posts: 95
    I got my high que this past Tuesday. Have used it for three cooks. Some small pieces of lump fell through on first cook and I just put them on top of the lump for the second cook. Last night I used wicked good for a pizza. Used two pieces of newspaper with a few drops of vegetable oil, wadded it up into a ball, lit it and had 600 degree dome temp in 15 minutes. From what I have read WG is supposed to be more difficult to light and I had no problem. I really like this grate much more than the original equipment.
    Nerk Ahia LBGE
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  • Need that High Que to come out for the XL...




    Big Green Egg Samll cooking grate is the correct size for the XL, and cheaper.

     

    Not sure why you would want more air flow on the XL though, it already has much more than any other size Egg.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

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