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Raised Grid and impact on gasket

Just wondering if raising the cooking grid on the BGE via some of the Ceramic Grill Store accessories causes any problems with the gaskets.   Or does it lesson the risk of damage?   I know that high temperatures can sometimes cause damage to the gaskets, but wasn't sure if doing raised grid cooking on a regular basis causes problems.   


  • henapplehenapple Posts: 15,986
    IMHO no... But I know where you can get a top notch gasket and DETAILED instructions. 
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  • Back in the old days with the felt gasket, which burned easily, cooking with the plate setter legs down, or with a stone at gasket level on some other contraption, gaskets were fried on a regular basis, especially when cooking at high temps. With the stone at the gasket level, the fire comes up and gets directed towards the gasket. Less trouble with the nomex gaskets, and, at least for me, no trouble at all with the rutlands.
  • ncnativencnative Posts: 18
    Should it be a problem with the gaskets that now come standard with the BGE?
  • Rte1985Rte1985 Posts: 304
    I burned up a gasket but only because I used my pizza stone on the grid at gasket level.  High temp cook and gasket took all the heat going around the stone.  Replaced with a rutland.  I put my stone on woo extension now which cooks pies higher in the dome.  Normal cooks at gasket level have no effect.  Ps love my woo, oval stone and extension set
  • @ncnative, to some degree, yes, however, don't worry about it. Regardless of how you cook, sooner or later your original will give up the ghost. When that happens put on a Rutland. No one yet knows the life span on those. Some on here have said their's are 15 years old and still in good shape.
  • THEBuckeyeTHEBuckeye Posts: 4,044
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,662
    If your gasket seals you shouldn't have a problem.
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  • ncnativencnative Posts: 18
    I appreciate the input from folks -- doesn't sound like it's something to worry about much.  
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