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Lump Reducer

YetiBobYetiBob Posts: 49
edited 8:53AM in EggHead Forum
Where does one obtain the mythical lump reducer? How have I missed this clever little gizmo :woohoo:
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  • SoonerChrisSoonerChris Posts: 302
    From Tom at the Ceramic Grill Store. Awesome person to work with!

    http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/ceramicgrillstore/
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  • Photo EggPhoto Egg Posts: 3,675
    As of now it's sized for the XL only.
    Works great.
    darian
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    Thank you,
    Darian

    Galveston Texas
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  • stikestike Posts: 15,597
    egginator made an adjustable one from brick (firebrick would be ideal). i think his idea was to do this so he could do a cold smoke. but you could adjust it to hold more or less

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    ed egli avea del cul fatto trombetta -Dante
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  • tjvtjv Posts: 3,302
    using fire bricks was one of the first things that came to mind: simple, inexpensive and universally available.

    on paper good idea but in practice somewhat limiting. pic is xl lump grate, firebricks and 14" diameter reducing ring.


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    I have not tried firebricks with smoking cheese but first thing that comes to mind is maybe not a good idea, as they will create a heat sink right next to the lump. sounds like a new experiment for cooler weather. t
    www.ceramicgrillstore.com ACGP, Inc.
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  • HeathBarHeathBar Posts: 21
    Did you ever experiment with using the firebricks as a lump reducer?


    XL BGE 
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  • caneggercanegger Posts: 536
    Ha ha they are all against you tonight @Fred19Flinstone
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  • ChubbsChubbs Posts: 4,958
    HahahBahahahsjahahahah. Killing me Fred!!!
    Columbia, SC --- LBGE 2011 -- MINI BGE 2013
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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448

    Here you go. Got mine last week. Makes a huge difference in the XL and I haven't sacrificed any heat.

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  • onedbguruonedbguru Posts: 560
    edited April 2013
    Don't think I have ever needed one of these even  though I may only use a firestarter chimney full. And I do have an XL
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  • I have one purchased with a bunch of stuff when I first got the egg. But I never use it and wonder about the point of it. I keep the firebox full, burn what I need, then shut down the egg. Next time, I rake up the coals, add a little extra lump, and fire it up. 

    Seems like using the reducing ring would be a hassle starting on the second cook because it would be hard to keep everything inside the ring without making a mess. Not sure it really save that much lump.
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  • JayHawkEyeJayHawkEye Posts: 191
    I can see it being really handy for using it with wok cooks. Or searing a steak  when you don't need to use much lump.
    "Take yourself lightly, but what you do seriously." - M. Martin XL BGE - Johnston, IA
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  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    edited April 2013
    I have one purchased with a bunch of stuff when I first got the egg. But I never use it and wonder about the point of it. I keep the firebox full, burn what I need, then shut down the egg. Next time, I rake up the coals, add a little extra lump, and fire it up. 

    Seems like using the reducing ring would be a hassle starting on the second cook because it would be hard to keep everything inside the ring without making a mess. Not sure it really save that much lump.
    Actually, I find less of a mess. Without it, little bits of lump get smashed between iron grate and the firebox. A lot of the time it doesn't even get burned. I dont have any waste with this thing. I find clean up super easy with this setup. Main thing is I am doing the same cooks with half the lump, so far. That's a win for me.
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