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New Owner- feedback and question

Hello all, what a great forum and opportunity to search all the capabilities of the BGE. My wife and I recently purchased a large egg and built ourselves a table for the backyard. The table was made from plans from my Father-in-law, we will sand and stain in the near future. Our first use was Super Bowl Sunday which we smoked chicken breast for smoked chicken salad and chicken wings.

At this time I currently have the table on 6in. lawn mower wheels which I have found to be not rated for the weight of the egg. Any suggestions on 6 in. wheels and where to get them that would support the weight of the table? Also how many cooks did you complete before bringing the egg to over 350 as BGE suggest you do so to allow the gasket to seal?
BGE: Large


  • I have a similar set up with my table but used 10 in hand truck pneumatic tires. I know you said you want 6 in but just another option if you don't mind going biger.
    Parker, Colorado
  • Thanks, Rocky. I am hoping I can find 6 in. wheels since the table is offset 2 in. with the wheels.

    10 inch wheels have to be great for going over uneven / rough surfaces.
    BGE: Large
  • bud812bud812 Posts: 1,849
    Thanks, Rocky. I am hoping I can find 6 in. wheels since the table is offset 2 in. with the wheels.

    10 inch wheels have to be great for going over uneven / rough surfaces.
    Just move your axle holes up higher for the bigger wheels.

    Not to get technical, but according to chemistry alcohol is a solution...

    Large & Small BGE

    Stockton Ca.

  • You could make your table a dually. Get two more wheels like you have and add them on the other side of the 2x4's next to your existing wheels.
  • As for taking it over 300, I accidentally did that on my second or third cook. I pegged the needle on the dome thermometer. 

    I haven't observed any problems related to that.
    Marshall in Beautiful Fruit Cove, FL.

    1 wife, 4 kids, 3 dogs, 1 cat, 1 bird, 1 Large Egg 10/28/16 and 1 MiniMax 04/29/17

    KAB, Adjustable Rig, PSWoo, FlameBoss 200, SmokeWare Chimney Cap

  • Such a photoshop opportunity!!! :-)

    In a full time state of entropious nebulinity as Head Brewmeister and Chief Flatulator @ Rancho Loco Brewery and Flatutorium, Kirkland, TN

  • Hungry JoeHungry Joe Posts: 1,540
    I like the dually idea myself. If not, do you have a Harbor Freight near you? Should be able to get any kind of wheel you might need there.
  • If you decide to put swivel wheels on the other end of the table I recommend you don't use small ones. I used some 2 or 3 inch wheels at first. Weight was not an issue, but when the wheel hit a little rock it would lock it up. I cut more off the legs and added bigger wheels.
  • WeberWhoWeberWho Posts: 6,333
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,771
    Welcome aboard and enjoy the journey.  Above all, have fun.
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • This is where I got heavy duty casters / wheels for my heavy granite top table. 

    Welcome to the Swamp.....GO GATORS!!!!
  • Thank you for all of the help. I am putting small pieces of 2 x 4 under them at the moment when not in use which will help. Looking forward to cooking steaks on it tonight.
    BGE: Large
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