Big Green Egg - EGGhead Forum - The Ultimate Cooking Experience...
It’s that time of year again-time to hop on out to your backyard for an EGG hunt. If you’re lucky, you’ll only have to search as far as your patio! Planning on cooking Easter Sunday? Check out our Easter Menu. If you’re looking for a sweet treat to enjoy with the whole family, try at least one of our sweet treats, if not both: Grilled Peeps & Carrot Cupcakes. Lastly, if you’re having company, our Pinterest page has lots of ideas for entertaining. We hope you have an EGGstra tasty holiday!



The Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new location and check out the museum! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340

My mini modifications

Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
edited November -1 in EggHead Forum
Mornin,

The modification setup for my mini is based on three needs; Indirect cooking, low-n-slow cooking and fire control.
Fire control include a greater load of lump, greater distance from the fire to the food and better air flow to feed the fire especially for extended cooks at 250-300 degrees dome.

Breakdown of parts;
Pizza stone modified to a plate setter. Second fire ring inverted and cut to fit over plate setter. Raised grid and raised grate.
BGEminisetup0009.jpg
More air around the sides of the grate, better fire.
BGEminisetup0008.jpg
Second fire ring I call the grid ring. Protects the gasket, allows greater load of lump, gets the food higher in the dome and above the fire.
BGEminisetup0004.jpg
Plate setter does a nice job for indirect cooking. Some material other than ceramic would work such as cast iron or stainless steel. Lots of work involved when cutting down a pizza stone so this ones gotta last me.
BGEminisetup0005.jpg
It all comes together for indirect cooking the same as my large egg. I move out parts for whatever type of cook I wish to do. Maxing out the Mini.
Clay
BGEminisetup0012.jpg
BGEminisetup0012.jpg
BGEminisetup0013.jpg
BGEminisetup0001.jpg
·

Comments

  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,788
    that looks awesome. i wish i was that handy with tools or even had the right tools to try to do some of that.
    ·
  • BordelloBordello Posts: 5,926
    :S :S
    Looks good. Lets see if this old f--t has it right. That's a second fire ring, inverted and notched out for the home made plate setter made from a ?BGE? pizza stone??? Then the grid with the three bolts for legs???

    Do I have it right or as usual I missed something??? :(

    Thanks,
    Bordello
    ·
  • SoCalWJSSoCalWJS Posts: 257
    Nice work!

    What did you use to cut the ceramics?
    ·
  • Wow, lots of good ideas there! We don't have a Mini, but I'm going to take a close look at our Small to see what might be applicable.
    ·
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    very nice. thanks for posting the pics... looks like i have some work to do,
    thanks
    bill
    ·
  • wow...excellent work and I love the handle
    ·
  • What tool did you use to cut the pizza stone and fire box down with? JD
    ·
  • outstanding!

    thanks, man
    ·
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    A Milwaukee angle grinder with a masonry disc. Full jacket protection- face mask, hearing muffs, leather gloves, shop coat. The back yard was full of ceramic dust but when it cleared I was still standing, he he. Man that was a job.
    ·
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    That's freakin' awesome. Where did you get the handle?
    ·
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Sure no problem. Well...I had a problem but now it's gone I hope.
    This is my second post to you, where the first one went I don't know. :blink:
    ·
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    I carved it from white oak, got one just like it for the large only bigger, of course. Makes a good grip and the eggs are happy with'em. B)
    ·
  • WanabeWanabe Posts: 355
    Very nice work, you are a craftsman indeed. I love the handle; I’d like more detailes on the handle please.
    ·
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    A right angle grinder with a masory disc, and a lotta sweat.
    ·
  • Clay,
    Great Job, a lot of thought went into that mod.
    Ross
    ·
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    It's really cool! I chuckle every time I see it. Can you tell me how you got started? Did you just cut a blank from a plank and then smooth the corners? How did you do the final mount. I've got to try my hand at something like that! With the kids going back to school tomorrow, I'll have too much time on my hands for a while. TIA.
    ·
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    You got it right my friend.
    ·
  • bubba timbubba tim Posts: 3,216
    Nice job Clay Q, very nice job indead. Did use ever consider tera cotta clay pot liners? The tagine that I use looks to be made with the same tera cotta. Alton Brown use a clay pot liner as a pizza stone in the oven.
    I feel an experiment coming on for next weekend..Your second fire is doing a great job. Your gasket looks great!
    SEE YOU IN FLORIDA, March 14th and 15th 2014 http://www.sunshinestateeggfest.com You must master temp, smoke, and time to achive moisture, taste, and texture! Visit www.bubbatim.com for BRISKET HELP
    ·
  • Clay QClay Q Posts: 4,418
    Go for it Big'un. It's fun to carve wood.

    Start with 8/4 stock oak, bout the size of a 2x4 end 10" long. Draw a sausage profile out on the face of the stock. Next I used a plunge router to make a mortis that fit the handle bar before I started carving. The handle then can fit over on top of the bar with holes in the back of the handle for brass wood screws to secure the handle without seeing holes and screws from the front. I removed the handle bar from the egg to do this part.

    Then like the Boy Scouts, bandsaw the profile out and start carving away. I used boiled linseed oil to finish and protect the wood.
    Good luck!
    ·
  • Big'unBig'un Posts: 5,909
    Thanks! I need to try that.
    ·
Sign In or Register to comment.