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Cheap Raised Grid

GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,245
What are my options for a cheap quick method for raising the grid? I am prolly going to spring for the A/R from CGS; but what options do I have in the mean time? 

Damn, I have spend so much $$ to enhance my egging experience, I need some cheaper alternatives. I don't want to think about how much I have spend since purchasing my egg on May 23 2013. The XL Egg, Challenger cart, CI 1/2 grid ash tool, ash pan. grid gripper etc. 

IM BROKE!!!!  Its really a shame!!!! LOL 

Any suggestions would be appreciated. 
XL BGE 
Joe JR 
Baltimore, MD

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  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,927
    edited June 2013
    A replacement weber grate and 4 beer cans...PBR tall boys :)





    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    How much do you want to raise it? You can raise it up to the gasket level with bricks (I've used 3 small paver stones) or a little higher with 3 empty beer cans. 
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,213
    5" bolts and washers - I used that until I got the AR this week.

    Home depot:
    I bought a 18" weber grate, use this as a lower grate..
    4 5" bolts with washers to put on the factory grate edges
    13"  brinkmann grill stone to put on the lower grate for indirect setup.

    It's a PITA, but works.  
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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • GATABITESGATABITES Posts: 1,245
    @sumoconnell - Do you have any pics? 

    Pics anyone? 
    XL BGE 
    Joe JR 
    Baltimore, MD
  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    Type this into Google search and then go to the images:

    big green egg raised grid bolts
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    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
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    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • sumoconnellsumoconnell Posts: 1,213
    My old setup is here.. about 1/2 way down.   I used bolts that were too short. (and it looks like my stone is 15")

    Here is a dude..
    http://winnipeggheads.com/2013/02/18/how-to-make-a-home-made-raised-grid-for-a-large-big-green-egg/


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    Austin, Texas.  I'm the guy holding a beer.
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 8,927
    How much do you want to raise it? You can raise it up to the gasket level with bricks (I've used 3 small paver stones) or a little higher with 3 empty beer cans. 
    ...and a little higher with 3 PBR tallboys ;)




    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • BustersdadBustersdad Posts: 298
    I use fireplace bricks
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