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"mock" turbo grate

tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Ok, I liked the idea of the Hi-Que turbo grate instead of the cast iron plate that comes with the egg, but had to start putting a limit on accessories. So I broke out my (cough, cough) weber smokey joe (the small portable one), and the charcoal grate in there is the same diameter. I threw it in there, and lighting for me now is a breeze by putting the oil soaked paper towels in the bottom through the ash door, and turning the whole egg into a chimney starter. :)
I will say that by looking at pics, the Hi-que one looks like thicker diameter steel, and will last longer. I will be getting one from them also so I can still use my smokey joe for travel.But it was nice to try before I buy without spending more money. 
Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
All to get cheaper brisket! 

Comments

  • njlnjl Posts: 818
    Lighting from the bottom works with the OEM fire grate too.  I bought a Hi-Que when my OEM grate started to break up (lots of cracks).  The Hi-Que works...and can't clog, but the lump brands I've been using contain too much small stuff, and I kept ending up with large piles of lump bits in the bottom of the egg, and I think more ash and incompletely burned coals that fell through.  I finally just went ahead and got my OEM grate replaced by a local dealer and removed the Hi-Que.
  • I saw a mod to the existing fire grate on the another forum and I have done that in lieu of the hi-que, I felt too much falls thru.It has been working great on my large for months now. Hope the pic show up.

    Joe

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  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,474
    I use in both Mini's and the Large. Still like very much.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

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