Hi all..looking to add my 2nd cooker (currently have a Mini BGE) and am REALLY interested in the nifty idea from Primo where they divide the firebox with a vertical divider, so you only light lump in 1/2 of the oval firebox.
The main reason is less lump usage. (I know, I know..lump usage isn't a big thing in the grand scheme of things..BUT - there is only two of us 99% of the time, and firing up a LBGE full of lump just doesn't make good economic sense from a fuel burn perspective to cook a couple of steaks, etc).
So, I'm wondering..has anyone ever come up with a good way to divide the firebox of the LBGE (like the Primo idea) using firebricks or anything else? I'd think you could just stack a couple of firebricks on top of each other and build a makeshift divider, but also wondering if only having 1/2 lump in the LBGE would cause it to either take forever to come up to temp or not get hot enough overall..
What do you guys think?
Also - the main reason for a second grill is my setup for mini stinks..I have it on my big patio table, and it not only makes a heck of a mess overall but that just ain't a good place for it for a variety of reasons (WAF, blocks our view out the window, etc). I "should" have someone make me a decent table for it, but am hesitant to do that since the mini while great for a couple of steaks, burgers, etc can't do some things I want - including a vertical chicken, decent sized pizza, direct/indirect on one surface, etc. Soooo..time for a second grill. And I SO love the split idea from Primo, all their "issues" (no draft door screen - which is a BIGGIE to me as it's on a wood deck,cracked fire boxes, lids that occasionally seem to drop off and spotty reports of customer service, etc) aside..
Thx for any/all ideas..
Mini BGE, KJ Classic - Black, Cookshack SM025, Weber Gasser (mostly for Kamado storage!)