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My Small BGE is on its way!

PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
edited 6:27PM in EggHead Forum
Hi Egg-heads,
I have convinced my wife it is time to add the small EGG to my Lonely Large Egg "Oscar".I am so EGG-cited... my local dealer didn't have one in stock otherwise you would be seeing smoke in the air. Quick question.... should I do several slow cooks on it first so I don't burn the gasket? Also, I ordered the nest and plate setter... to my knowledge they don't make a cast iron grate. If any one has some idea's about that I would appreciate it.. I would like to get some great grill marks on my T-rex steak. [p]Happy Egging, Pharmeggist
p.S. I have figured out why people are multiple egg owners... if you don't understand you will someday :=)

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  • Pharmeggist, [p]Congratulations on the new addition. I too have a large and picked up a small at the Eggtoberfest last fall. They are a great combination. I use the large for large cooks and low and slows. The small is perfect for the quick pair of steaks and smaller cooks.[p]But you must have been reading my mind. I was sitting here wondering if there is a cast iron grate for the small as well since thats where I do my TRex-ing. Hopefully someone will chime in with the answer.[p]Happy cooking!
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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,360
    Pharmeggist,
    I cut this cast iron grate for my small
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    out of this rectangular piece.
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    Actually that is the easy part - now finding the rectangle is more catch as catch can this time of year.

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    RRP,
    That is really cool! Did you get a welder to do the cuts with a torch??? Where did you get the rectangle grate from??? If you can't say or remember thats ok.
    I could change my mind and opt for a medium egg I guess but that may get me put into the dog house... since I have been talking about getting a small so long now.. only married people would understand what I am talking about.[p]Happy Egging, Pharmeggist

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  • RRPRRP Posts: 15,360
    Pharmeggist,
    no - cast iron is actually a rather soft metal and I cut that using a metal blade in my saber saw. Took two blades and about 1 hour time, but well worth it - I've never gone back to the original BGE grate - I love this. As for where I bought it the place was in FL but no longer carries them. I've been trying to locate one for Jason Upton. I do believe AZRP posted that he found one so maybe he'll chime in here. Good luck - you'll love that small with or without cast iron!

    Ron
    Dunlap, IL
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  • Pharmeggist,
    I found a rectangle cast iron grate at Home Depot.

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  • PharmeggistPharmeggist Posts: 1,191
    Bill from ct.,
    Thanks for the lead.... did you have problems cutting it down to size? [p]

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  • AZRPAZRP Posts: 10,116
    RRP,
    I absolutely love the marks the cast puts on the steaks, I bought mine at either Lowes or Home depot, can't remember which. I cut mine out with a cut off wheel in an angle grinder, took about 10 minutes. -RP

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  • Pharmeggist,
    I had a grinding wheel. It only took 5 min. to grind about 1/4" off each corner to fit the large. [p]

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