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I'm new, hadn't seen the Hi Q, thanks for that. I see the dome concept providing more surface area to provide more holes for ash to plug and feed the fire. But at the same time the dome would tend to disrupt how the inverted cone pattern that the lump wants to burn. The Hi Q grate looks like it would be more difficult to clog. It also looks like it would pass more unburned lump. There've been plenty of '+1's' FOR the Hi Q grate. But nobody's mentioned whether unburned lump, or how much more unburned lump drops through, if it does. And, no one's mentioned anything about the unburned lump that drops through, if it drops through, and whether it burns in the bottom of the Egg. So, WHY BGE, does your warranty not apply if the Hi Q grate is used? What's the concern? Why don't you use a Hi-Q design grate?
I have not noticed a lot of unburned lump in the bottom a,though there's some. No issue with burning pieces falling through that I can tell.
None here either. Haven't had the fire choked since I got the Hi-Q grate.
Anyone dislodge it while stirring their charcoal? The bars look like the ash tool could catch pretty easy if you at inattentive/inebriated.
I have had the High Que grate for some time and have done both low and slow and high temp cooks on it.Of course larger lump falls through than would fall through the factory provided drain cover. Not an issue to me.I can get a MUCH higher sear temp with the HQ than the factory BUT I find it a bit more difficult to do low and slow. I can no longer maintain 200 degree dome temp (not that I have much need to do that anyway) as the fire goes out (twice out of two attempts) with the HQ.
My grate has holes drilled with a chamfer. Do you put the small size hole on top which I think helps the ash fall through. If large size hole is on top i think more charcoal will get stuck. Is this right? Visualize a funnel where it is large on top and small on bottom.
Dave in Florida said:
I have the High Q and have yet to have a fire go out or need a wiggle rod to open any clogged holes. I have no problems cooking lo and slo or high heat, it doesn't matter with the High Q.