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Hello I would be interested in your grill grates if they are still available. I have no idea their worth either. Let me know. Thanks Pat


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  • Re: Crazy Thoughts about a Charcoal Storage Container.

    I made my own, exactly the way you described it 3 years ago.   like to leave my lump outside next to my egg.  It is just more convenient for me. I used the bag dump for a while but got sick of all the dust blowing all over when I dumped.  I wanted to clean it up a bit so folks on the deck didn't turn into coal miners.

    The Dog food store had a special, buy 2 bags of food and get a free container.  I was a simple green plastic container 30" tall or so with a snap on lid.  I use that container which fits about 10lbs of lump.  I bought some chicken wire (mesh ) from the hardware store.  I shaped it to fit in the bottom leaving a 2" lip.  The lip (bent the chicken wire downward) provided perimeter support for the chicken wire but also created the 2" depth i wanted for the dust to fall into.  
    The chicken wire itself didn't provide enough support so I grabbed a few nuts and carriage bolts that fit through he chicken wire.  I used them as supports, I think I have 3 bolt legs through the mesh that now serve as legs for the mesh.
    It works great so don't lose anymore sleep over it!
    Go find a container that works and grab some mesh.  5 minute project.
  • Re: Cold weather BGE-ing

    Well sadly tonight I had -10 on the thermometer and -30 windchill... Ice fish all day and Burgers on the Egg in the evening.  Nothing stops me from making a good burger for my boys.
  • Re: What Booze Goes Best With Smoked Ice?

    blasting said:
    Morning all.  

    I tried the smoked ice and smoked salt in a ceasar, which is the Canadian version of a bloody mary.  (recipe below)  It was terrific and I will definitly be making smoked ice cubes whenever I plan to have ceasars.  Even just the smell when you take a sip is great.

    I did buy some bourbon and tried it out as well.  Woodford is what I got since my options were limited at the grocery store I was at.  I liked it, but I'm not normally a bourbon drinker (don't hold that against me).  Ya'll have your likes and dislikes on bourbon - kinda like lump.  Try it yourself and see, but I'll definitely say in the ceasar it was a winner.

    Thanks @blasting. The Bloody Mary idea is a winner. I am sure that if you aren't used to drinking bourbon or scotch it takes some getting used to. (acquired taste)
    I think this is the first time any of my ideas have been awarded !! I gotta go smoke some Ice now to see if it really does taste good.  Have my own question though.....Won't I put my lump out? :)
  • Re: What Booze Goes Best With Smoked Ice?

    Sounds interesting, what about putting it in a Bloody Mary?
  • Warranty Replacement Egg Question

    A few weeks ago I noticed a crack that extended from the base up along the side.  My dealer promptly dealt with the matter.  Last week I received a warranty replacement bottom half of my egg.   To my surprise the replacement came complete with a stainless door and new gasket.  Great service from my Dealer and BGE is much appreciated.  This is the reason I will always support my small dealer vs some of the chains that are popping up carrying BGE.

    So my question pertains to the new Stainless door.  It seems to slide very easy compared to my previous egg, it has some play to it as well.  I have noticed some difficulty in dialing in temps as a result.  The door and mesh seems to be quite loose in the channel of the frame resulting in what seems to me, more flow around the perimeter.  

    Has anyone ever crimped the channels of the lower door a bit in effort to tighten up the tension of the vent and door?

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