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The bottom piece, with holes in it??

I have seen grates that replace this and would like to change out to that.

What is recommended?   And where to get?

Thanks in advance.

Cookin in Texas

Comments

  • It's the High-Que you are looking for. Here is the link.

    http://www.high-que.com/Stainless-High-Heat-Charcoal-Fire-Grate-Upgrade-for-Large-Big-Green-Egg-Grill_p_19.html

    I got one and it's one of the best purchases I made. Helps a ton on lighting and keeping fire going.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • Nice upgrade.

     

    -SMITTY     

    from SANTA CLARA, CA

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,622
    edited January 2014
    The High-Q grate, best thing to buy. Ensures good airflow, even and reliable fires (at least in my MBGE).

    I also have one of their Nomex gaskets on my MBGE, been there for almost two years now, big difference from the BGE high temp gasket. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • AcnAcn Posts: 1,745
    Reach out to @stlcharcoal and ask about his SS fire grates.

    LBGE

    Pikesville, MD

  • YEMTreyYEMTrey Posts: 3,681
    I don't know what size Egg you own, but I don't think they're available for the XL yet.  Somebody will verify this and correct me if I'm wrong though.
    XL and a Mini Max Egg in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,622
    YEMTrey said:
    I don't know what size Egg you own, but I don't think they're available for the XL yet.  Somebody will verify this and correct me if I'm wrong though.
    The XL has the reputation as the most forgiving egg, it seems to have lots of air-flow with the OME grate - I think that might be why High-Q has not made one, it might not be needed. 
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • The high que grate is a great purchase and a huge improvement over the original fire grate. Only wish I would have purchased it sooner. May I also suggest the smokeware chimney cap if you dont already have one
  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,519
    The high que grate is a great purchase and a huge improvement over the original fire grate. Only wish I would have purchased it sooner. May I also suggest the smokeware chimney cap if you dont already have one
    second on the grate, I haven't tried the cap but I have been thinking about getting one
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
  • HoovHoov Posts: 261
    Do these aftermarket grates fit well? I've resisted buying one because I'm worried it will slip while I'm stirring up lump after a cook (dropping all the good lump into the bottom). Am I worried about nothing?
    - Proud owner of a Large BGE
    - Norman, OK
  • jls9595jls9595 Posts: 1,519
    Hoov said:
    Do these aftermarket grates fit well? I've resisted buying one because I'm worried it will slip while I'm stirring up lump after a cook (dropping all the good lump into the bottom). Am I worried about nothing?
    I have no problems except I did accidentally grab it with the ash tool one time and pull it out.  No biggie.
    In Manchester, TN
    Vol For Life!
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,934
    Hoov said:
    Do these aftermarket grates fit well? I've resisted buying one because I'm worried it will slip while I'm stirring up lump after a cook (dropping all the good lump into the bottom). Am I worried about nothing?


    They are no different than the cast iron grates that come with the Egg when it comes to fit--stir them hard enough the they'll pop up, just be carful not to hook your stirring tool in the grate itself..  Ours are 15oz and are cut to 10" (slightly larger than the stock grate.)  With the weight of the charcoal and the stainless, they do not move around unless you really get crazy.

    Rather than stirring, try using the ash tool like a hoe or a trowel.  Plunge into the bottom of the fire box and pull the charcoal up toward you.  The remaining solid pieces will get pulled up by the tools, and the ash will fall.  I find this to be more effective and less likely to break up the remaining chunks.

  • HoovHoov Posts: 261
    Thanks @stlcharcoal and @jls9595 !
    - Proud owner of a Large BGE
    - Norman, OK
  • boatbumboatbum Posts: 1,273
    my egg is a large. My thought is less work stiring to get rid of ash.
    Cookin in Texas
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,542
    I have the HiQ grate and do very little stirring of the old charcoal.  Just a few shallow stirs.  When I do clean out the ash (every 3 or 4 cooks) , I quickly go through it and pick out the larger pieces of unburned charcoal and throw them in the BGE.
    Large BGE
    Barry, Lancaster, PA
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,934

    @Eggpharmer......

    Why do you disagree?  Did you have a different experience with our grate?

  • Do you have plans for an XL model?
    XL, large and small. Hartwell GA on beautiful Lake Hartwell.
  • Don't disagree, must have hit it by accident. I got one and love it. Sorry for the confusion, think I changed it...
    Austin, TX
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,934
    Don't disagree, must have hit it by accident. I got one and love it. Sorry for the confusion, think I changed it...

    #:-S   Good deal......you had me worried.
  • @stlcharcoal. I checked your website but don't see info on your grate, can you send me info on where to find your version? I would like to compare with HiQ before purchasing one of these.
    Large BGE Middletown, MD
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 1,934

    @stlcharcoal. I checked your website but don't see info on your grate, can you send me info on where to find your version? I would like to compare with HiQ before purchasing one of these.

    Send me an email, and I'll get you the details. It's expanded stainless steel--crossed hatched.
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,007
    YEMTrey said:
    I don't know what size Egg you own, but I don't think they're available for the XL yet.  Somebody will verify this and correct me if I'm wrong though.
    The XL has the reputation as the most forgiving egg, it seems to have lots of air-flow with the OME grate - I think that might be why High-Q has not made one, it might not be needed. 
    Absolutely, the most reliable of my Eggs.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

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