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Raised direct?

LakeSeminoleEggerLakeSeminoleEgger Posts: 75
edited September 2012 in Poultry
What kinds of things work well to raise the grid for raised direct cooking? Based on an earlier post, I tried to hit my husband up for four deep well sockets, no go. Will regular bricks work?
"If you have the means, I highly recommend it." - Ferris Bueller


  • Yes. That is what I am using. Not sure how long they will last. I'm on cook 8-10 with them
  • I use firebricks from Ace hardware (around $1 each). Gets the job done.


  • bricks, firebricks, empty soda / beer cans, some bolts, washers, & nuts fashioned together - basically anything that won't melt / burn that also provides enough space for you to cook 1 thing on the lower grate, and another on the upper grate.  

    Don't get set into one form, adapt it and build your own, and let it grow, be like water. Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless — like water. Now you put water in a cup, it becomes the cup... Now water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend. - Bruce Lee
  • On the "regular bricks", make you use a true fired clay brick, not a concrete brick. They can be used upright or flat to give two different heights. They cost like 50 cents apiece at Lowe's. My Ace Hardware had only concrete bricks.
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