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Will one Accessory fill the bill?

Grillin_G_MaGrillin_G_Ma Posts: 94
edited October 2012 in EggHead Forum
We have used our LBGE 3 times and love it. But I realize that we need to be able to do two things: 1. Raise up the grid so that we can cook raised direct 2. Add another grid so that we can grill side dishes at the same time Is there one accessory that will do both or do we need two? What would you eggsperts recommend? Thanks for all of your help.

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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 3,939
    Basic for raising the grid is a Woo from the Ceramic Grill Store.  They have fancier rigs.  The best way (IMHO) to do sides at different temps is to get a second Egg; however I would opine that you could get a half moon stone to create a direct side and an side-dish side.  Note that the side dishes probably take more cooking time than your direct meat.
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  • Dave in FloridaDave in Florida Posts: 751
    edited October 2012
    You can buy woos, adjustable rigs and they work great.  Or you can spend a little less and make your own.  I have been using this one for over a year and it works great for an extended grid. 5" bolts with wing nuts to make it adjustable for how high I want it in the dome. I actually now have only 3 bolts not 4 as shown. And an little small grid for the 2nd grid.


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  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 3,939
    Actually, bricks and a Webber grid works too.
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  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,756
    Mine is exactly like Dave's....I think I originally saw his and copied it, despite the gator.
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  • bodskibodski Posts: 256
    I have a large BGE and a pswoo3. I'd like to add an extender and I like the tought of making one, either like Dave's or follow Doc's suggestion to use fire brick's. For an LGBE, what size Weber grid is best for the extender?

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  • jfm0830jfm0830 Posts: 883
    edited November 2012
    ...however I would opine that you could get a half moon stone to create a direct side and an side-dish side.  Note that the side dishes probably take more cooking time than your direct meat.
    Would the half moon raised grill grate with the drip pan installed do about the same thing?
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  • SMITTYtheSMOKERSMITTYtheSMOKER Posts: 1,999
    edited November 2012

    I think that an under $30 alternative option is the BGE extended grill.  Although made of chrome plated instead of Stainle$$, it offers a flip up features for double cooking.  If installed correctly it makes a nice affordable set-up that you don't have to construct. JMO

     

    If money is not important, I also like the swing rack.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,212

    I think that an under $30 alternative option is the BGE extended grill.  Although made of chrome plated instead of Stainle$$, it offers a flip up features for double cooking.  If installed correctly it makes a nice affordable set-up that you don't have to construct. JMO

     

    If money is not important, I also like the swing rack.

    i hated mine, got it with my grill, flimsy hard to put on and remove (the way it clips to the lower grate)  i bought a 10 webber grid and use empty beer cans to raise it, my favorite part is emptying the beer cans into my belly though
  • Three bricks. $1.50. Make sure you get real (fired) bricks, not concrete.
    LBGE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    DocWonmug said:
    Three bricks. $1.50. Make sure you get real (fired) bricks, not concrete.
    I have concrete bricks - no problems after a dozen uses - should I consider replacing them?
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  • The "real" bricks are fired clay. Pretty inert. Concrete can be caustic in pH. I suppose the concrete are OK, but the fired bricks are sure to be OK. They are CHEAP either way.
    LBGE
  • Nola, my comment is more theoretical.  I know the real bricks are inert, not sure on the concrete ones.
    LBGE
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    Yeah, you're right - the fired bricks would do better than cement.  I think I have cement - they're pavers.  I've seen cement explode from heat - I think I've just been lucky, but good advice, nonetheless.
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,212
    no, one ever mentioned it but I swear beer and bourbon make my egging even better, if I have enough the results don't matter the trip there was good enough!
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    U_tarded said:
    no, one ever mentioned it but I swear beer and bourbon make my egging even better, if I have enough the results don't matter the trip there was good enough!
    Makes the shrapnel wounds from the exploding cement pavers way less painful, at least.
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    Large and Medium BGE, two turntables and a microphone, my friend.
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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,212

    U_tarded said:
    no, one ever mentioned it but I swear beer and bourbon make my egging even better, if I have enough the results don't matter the trip there was good enough!
    Makes the shrapnel wounds from the exploding cement pavers way less painful, at least.
    exactly that is why it should be the fill the bill accessory
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 11,550
    hahaha - indeed...we need to stay on topic
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  • Short answer: No.  You can not have enough Eggcessories.  You have fallen into the Eggpit. There is no end to it.
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  • GLWGLW Posts: 178

    I think that an under $30 alternative option is the BGE extended grill.  Although made of chrome plated instead of Stainle$$, it offers a flip up features for double cooking.  If installed correctly it makes a nice affordable set-up that you don't have to construct. JMO

     

    If money is not important, I also like the swing rack.

     

    +1 on BGE extender grate.  i use mine all the time.


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