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Raised Grid = Grill Extender?

dawsonhulldawsonhull Posts: 105
edited August 2012 in EggHead Forum
Hey everyone! Newbie question here. When many of you mention a raised grid, is that the same thing as the grill extender? When I google "Big Green Egg Raised Grid" I only get half-moon grids. What is the most common "raised grid" out there?

Thanks!
Dawson

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  • calracefancalracefan Posts: 596
    Raised grid is just that, some use bricks or beverage cans to raise the grid to felt line level or above. If you are fortunate enough to have some of the after market accessories they can accomplish this also.
    Ova B.
    Fulton MO
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,584
    Don't get the grill extender from BGE. Check out cermaic grill store. They have products that are so much more versatile.

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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 13,433
    calracefan has it-you can buy a cheap weber grid to set on top of the bricks, beverage cans sitting on the main grid (main grid on top of fire ring) if you don't want to just set the supports on the ring.  Some use bolts and washers to make a raised grid as well.  Play around with it and then if you want to spend $$ hit the after-market  options.  And listen to Griffin about not buying the BGE extender-
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,742
    In fact, you don't even need the second grid. You can just sit the firebricks, soda cans or whatever on top of the fire ring

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • lousubcap said:
    calracefan has it-you can buy a cheap weber grid to set on top of the bricks, beverage cans sitting on the main grid (main grid on top of fire ring) if you don't want to just set the supports on the ring.  Some use bolts and washers to make a raised grid as well.  Play around with it and then if you want to spend $$ hit the after-market  options.  And listen to Griffin about not buying the BGE extender-
    +1 on not buying the BGE Grill extender.  I did.  It works, but sorta kinda
    Simi Valley, California
    LBGE, PBC, Annova
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,851
    Just for clarification when they say beverage cans... please make sure they are empty. :D
    I have used bricks, take up too much space if cooking 2 levels) bolts (take up less space but not as stable as bricks) and now have an adjustable rig.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 337
    My poor man's version

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    My new adjustable version

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  • dawsonhulldawsonhull Posts: 105
    Thanks, everyone! This helps a lot. Another question - if you do have two grids, will it mess up the food on the upper grid to cook food on the grid below it simultaneously? I realize this is the function of the grill extender, but didn't know if you were needing to do something "raised grid" - say, chicken breasts, if it would mess up the process to cook food below.
  • @JWBurns - quick question, how did you get your fire ring so clean?
  • Don't cook anything on the lower grid that can't take whatever drips off the upper grid.  For example, you wouldn't want to cook a pecan pie on the lower grid the same time your cooking meat on the upper grid.  I don't know why anyone would do that though.  Most of all just use your common sense and you should get along fine.  If you have a mis-step here or there, chalk it up to a learning process.  Most of all, just have fun with it!

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    Flint, MI

  • brianwdmnbrianwdmn Posts: 366
    Mine looks like that afterpizzacooks.
    Marietta, East Cobb, GA
  • AleBrewerAleBrewer Posts: 555
    Raised grid and a grill extender are two different things.

    I have a woo2, which lets me do raised grid, but I need to use my grill extender to add another cooking level.

    And, I usually do chicken on the lower level.

  • JWBurnsJWBurns Posts: 337
    @bertscampers It was after a clean burn.. whitens everything up real nice 
  • This is what I use.  I think it was about $20 in parts.

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  • jondoe888jondoe888 Posts: 2
    I found some marble sample pieces that I stack up. Less than 2x3". 3 stacks of 5 pieces on the ring raise it to the rim, for pizza. But I'm sure there are easier solutions - for less than the grill extender, that my wife just bought. For my birthday. (and a chicken rack. Hint, hint?? )
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 5,221
    Thanks, everyone! This helps a lot. Another question - if you do have two grids, will it mess up the food on the upper grid to cook food on the grid below it simultaneously? I realize this is the function of the grill extender, but didn't know if you were needing to do something "raised grid" - say, chicken breasts, if it would mess up the process to cook food below.
    You can cook food below. I'd rotate the food part way through with the upper grid and lower grid as they are cooking at different temperatures. Or pull off what's cooking below before the top finishes
  • Rte1985Rte1985 Posts: 207
    I have a woo with extender and I like to do meat on the raised grate and veggies/ sides above it on the extended grate
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