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can i get a different fire grate for my small bge?

deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
edited 9:45AM in EggHead Forum
does anyone know of anyone that makes fire grates for small bges? i'm just wanting to be able to remove the old lump and ash without my firegrate twisting and the ash ending up down in the bottom of the egg.

thanks in advance.


  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    Unless something has been released recently, you will have to make something. I turned mine upside down and that helps a little.

    The firebox design just isn't helpful with this issue.

  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 22,980
    maybe try putting the lump grate for the large into the small and see how it works. might even help get the small to temps faster
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511

    You could put it on (3) carriage bolt stilts that raise it up a 1/4" or so to get a little extra air as well. :)
  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Cast iron drain covers are available at hardware stores, they look just like BGE grates and come in a variety of sizes. :)
  • RRPRRP Posts: 22,042
    no tilting or dumping with 3 spare legs!
    L, M, S, &  Mini
    And oh yes...also a 17" BlackStone gas fired griddle! 
    Dunlap, IL
    Re- gasketing AMERICA one yard at a time!
  • Gandy DancerGandy Dancer Posts: 273
    this is what I use


    Close up

  • deepsouthdeepsouth Posts: 1,796
    RRP wrote:
    no tilting or dumping with 3 spare legs!

    i'd love one like that, but i have zero skills!
  • cookingdude555cookingdude555 Posts: 1,504
    I go back and forth with the three legs version, and the expanded metal that Leo displayed. I like the three legs method, but I think your picture is of a large grate? When I have the three bolts in there, its harder to clear the ashes out of the bottom because the area is just small on the small egg. I like the expanded metal the best because it gets the small hot faster, but it shifts around when I try to stir the old lump. I finally resorted to just taking the lump out after each cook in the small and shaking it in a strainer to remove the ash, and then storing it in a lump bucket where I use it when used lump isnt a concern. A lot of people on the bubba keg forum use something like this, and remove the fire grate all together:

    I have a few stainless bowls that I have picked up, I just havent gotten around to getting it done. I think it would be great for the small, makes ash removal a cinch, and I would think the airflow issues would improve too.

    John - SLC, UT

    2 XLs, Medium, MM, and Mini

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