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high cue fire grate

anyone have any reviews on the high cue fire grate for the lbge? since i was ordering, i was thinking about the nomex gasket they sell? any advice?
Beaufort, SC

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  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,200
    Haven't used the gasket yet... But get the grate, you won't be sorry.
  • awesome thx!

    Beaufort, SC
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,192
    That is the typical order from High-Q, a gasket and a fire grate. 
    Although mine is a MBGE, big difference, no more wiggler on low and slows. Still using the Nomex and it has been over a year since the BGE dome/base protector burned away. 
    Some folks claim they use more lump with the High-Q grate, which makes sense because it really does improve air flow. If you cook at the same temps, you really don't use any more lump. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • GreenhawKGreenhawK Posts: 398
    I don't know about the gasket, but I have had the grate for a few months.  I really love it.  The Egg seems to get to temp faster as well as get hotter.  Just watch trying to keep it at lower temps.  Mine seems to get so much more air flow that I have to close the vents down a little more to keep the temps low.

    It does exactly what it's supposed to.
    Large BGE Decatur, AL
  • BigWaderBigWader Posts: 594
    I used to be careful loading lump for low and slows... with the grate I just dump away and maintaining fire is easy

     

    Large BGE

     

  • D_TrainD_Train Posts: 46
    I bought it after getting frustrated with hard to achieve high temps for pizza and having clogged grate holes.  No more problems.  Just made pizza tonight and didn't have a problem maintaining 675 dome even with the DFMT partially closed. 
  • DeckhandDeckhand Posts: 318
    Have been using the High-Q grate over a year.  All the comments are correct... No clogs, higher heat, faster warm up... One thing NOT mentioned... It's more important to keep the screen closed because pea sized bits of glowing lump can (and will) escape through the vent and burn your deck.

    As for the gasket, go the Rutland/ Permatex Ultra Copper route.  It's WAY more heat resistant than Nomex... which WILL burn if you get it hot enough.  
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    Have on my two Larges and the Mini. Works for me.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 7,075
    Love the grates. Have one on the large and small.  My high-Q gasket on my large has a dead spot in the back where it burned through. To be fair this could be installation error because it was right where the seam was so potentially air was getting through and created a hot spot. 


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

  • So is anyone worried about the Rutland off gassing into food? I have seen this come up before. RRP any thoughts?

    The high cue grate is a go. Will be buying today
    Beaufort, SC
  • Mattman3969Mattman3969 Posts: 4,992
    I have the HighQue in my large and small. The small never got fired up till the HighQue was installed because of how much improvement it made on the large

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    2008 -Large BGE. 2013- Small BGE and 2015 - Mini. Henderson, Ky.
  • Gator_ManGator_Man Posts: 138
    Have in the large, medium and small, they are awesome and it made the small and medium much better. I highly recommend them. Don't know about the gaskets. *-:)

    I'm from North Carolina summer and Okeechobee Florida winter.

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  • When I had a large, I had one. Preventing clogs that required wiggling was worth it! It also boosted performance quite a bit!

    I have a small & a mini equipped with the highq and I'm pleased. The XL does not need a highq and that's prolly why highq doesn't make one that size.

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  • I have HiQue on small and large, and would not switch back.  In fact, cooking at Eggtoberfest with factory grate reminded me there is a difference in ramp speed, etc.

    On the gasket, there is a one year warranty and you can ask BGE for a replacement if you are within the year, and if you specify you want the newer hi-temp nomex one they send you that one and its free.  I have had no problem with hi-temp nomex from BGE, and I have crept up and wrapped the thermometer on startup when not paying attention.

  • Awesome thanks guys
    Beaufort, SC
  • Very timely.  My OEM grate is in need of replacement.  Amazon to the rescue!
    Matt Hamm
    Eggin' in Alabama
  • jaydub58jaydub58 Posts: 1,769

    I have high-cue on my large and mini.   Can't imagine being without them.

    John in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
  • stantrbstantrb Posts: 120
    +1 on the high-cue.  It turned my mini into a rocket.
    Rocking the Large, a Mini, and a wood-fired oven for good measure.
  • I'm a big fan of the grate.  I've used the stock grate, and something called a turbo grate.  High-Q is by far the better of the three.

    GEAUX TIGERS!!!!!!!!!

  • awsome! mine came in today. thanks for the help guys
    Beaufort, SC
  • LitLit Posts: 4,101
    I want the one the guy that sells Rockwood sells. Seems like the same airflow but less lump would fall through. I have the high que for my small and really like it though.
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,118
    edited October 2013
    So is anyone worried about the Rutland off gassing into food? I have seen this come up before. RRP any thoughts? The high cue grate is a go. Will be buying today
    Off gassing? The Rutland withstands 2,200 degrees and your BGE will never hurt it! And the Permatex is a high temperature silicone just like many popular cooking utensils.
    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    I have the Hi-Ques on both of my larges, my small and my mini.  I love them.  I also have Rutland's from RRP on all four and they look like new even after 1000* + cleaning burns.  If "off gassing" were an issue, I'd have been dead long ago!  :D

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,366
    BOWHUNR said:
    I have the Hi-Ques on both of my larges, my small and my mini.  I love them.  I also have Rutland's from RRP on all four and they look like new even after 1000* + cleaning burns.  If "off gassing" were an issue, I'd have been dead long ago!  :D

    Mike
    That's what she says.

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • danv23danv23 Posts: 552
    The turbo grate could be the stupidest thing I ever bought.  Then again, I used to use briquettes and lighter fluid in a thin steel grill thing. 

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  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,192
    edited October 2013
    @RRP and @BOWHUNR - I hear and respect your opinions and I know that RRP is trying to be helpful. 
    The facts the way I understand them include: 
    Rutland does not recommend their gaskets to be used around food. 
    Rutland advised BGE not to use or recommend their gaskets. 
    Given the cost of a Rutland Grapho-Glas vs the cost of Nomex, BGE would be installing a Rutland on every new egg - if Rutland would sign off on the safety near food issue. 
    To my knowledge, it is not off-gassing as asked by @plumbfir0 it is both the glass and the graphite impregnated in the glass that Rutland expressed as a concern. 
    You can inhale or ingest glass fibers and graphite today and have no symptoms or health issues for years. You can take the position that something is gonna kill you, might as well be the food cooked or the gasket material on your egg. If Rutland said it was OK, I'd be the first in line. Their position is they don't know, so they recommend to not use their product in a kamado grill, unless you are willing to take the risk. I'm not comfortable with that to save a few bucks. 

    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • RRPRRP Posts: 16,118

    Thank you for expressing YOUR opinion. I have  provided a NON profit service for 11 years now for thinking people. The Naked Whiz has done a great service with his piece of information. Please read it with an open mind.

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/gasketsafety/rutlandgasketsafety.htm

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
  • fair enough. 
    Beaufort, SC
  • RLeeperRLeeper Posts: 480
    Lit said:
    I want the one the guy that sells Rockwood sells. Seems like the same airflow but less lump would fall through. I have the high que for my small and really like it though.

    I use his in my large and medium. Very good product. No complaints here!
    Extra Large, Large, and Mini. Tucker, GA
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,471
    Trust me Skiddy, red meat and alcohol will kill me way before any fibers do! :)>-

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
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