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Best Rack Expansion Setup

So, I want to add some cooking area to my LG BGE and I'm looking for suggestions.  I've seen some acronyms thrown around but have no clue as to what you guys are talking about...lol.  

With that said, let the suggestions fly.  Can't wait to check em out.  

Thanks,

--J
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  • Just Google “rack expansion”. On second thought, you might just get hits for plastic surgeons. 
  • CornholioCornholio Posts: 415
    AR combo with extender from CGS.  
  • Dmb3739Dmb3739 Posts: 43
    I'm with Carolina Q on this one. There are many options available but none compare to the setups offered by The Ceramic Grill Store.  As for all of the acronyms, I couldn't agree with you more.  When I first started out on this forum, I felt like I was reading another language.  I wish guys would remember that unless someone has been around on this site for a while, they may have no idea what people are talking about
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    Ceramic grill store.....made in texas.  Everything else is a Chinese knockoff of their patent.
  • Thanks!  I'll check out CGS  =) 
  • JstrokeJstroke Posts: 2,296
    Don’t be afraid to discuss things with him. It’s kind of like having a custom fabricator at your disposal for BGE. Now don’t get me wrong, he has already done the math for most everything you can possibly imagine. But he will make things to your specks. Right quick. Very trusted source
    Columbus, Ohio--A Gasser filled with Matchlight and an Ugly Drum.
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,610
    BGE makes an OEM version called the EGGSpander. 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • HotchHotch Posts: 3,414
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  • I like my ps woo with extended grid with a mix of half grids and stones 

    tons of possibilities 
    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    Ceramic grill store.....made in texas.  Everything else is a Chinese knockoff of their patent.
    SonVolt said:
    BGE makes an OEM version called the EGGSpander. 
    Like I said.......
  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 10,112
    I like my ps woo with extended grid with a mix of half grids and stones 

    tons of possibilities 
    @unoriginalusername - I have been thinking about the PSWoo plus extender. Have you tried fitting butts on two levels? I think it is 3.5 inches so not sure if butts would fit. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 2,950
    Call Tom at CGS or just go buy everything they offer for your egg; you're going to end up with it all eventually  =)
    XL BGE, 2-LG BGE, KJ Jr, 36" Blackstone, Ardore Pizza Oven
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  • unoriginalusernameunoriginalusername Posts: 610
    edited January 12
    I like my ps woo with extended grid with a mix of half grids and stones 

    tons of possibilities 
    @unoriginalusername - I have been thinking about the PSWoo plus extender. Have you tried fitting butts on two levels? I think it is 3.5 inches so not sure if butts would fit. 
    Ya I had four butts on last weekend. One was thicker and touched but worked fine 

    example my little of everything setup. No delay Indirect and high heat reverse sear all in one


    Large BGE 2013, Minimax 2018 
    Instagram: @smokingdadbbq  Collection of my best BGE foodporn shots 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    lousubcap said:
    SonVolt said:
    BGE makes an OEM version called the EGGSpander. 
    Just to reemphasize what @stlcharcoal said, BGE basically copied the Ceramic Grill Store after-market designs and changed the name to something BGE related.  very low class move right there.  FWIW-
    And they make in China to save money......yet at retail it's 50% more than the Woo.

    What's up with that?  Steal someone's patent, make it for cheaper, then sell it for more money in a green box.  That's what we used to see from another brand that BGE said they were better than.  When I was a dealer, I was told to trash the other brand because it was a copy cat and made in China.  Now what's their selling point?  The new nests, modular tables, etc are made in China rather than Wisconsin.

    We're bringing in the new Gen III KJ's and ProJoe's to our store.    
  • calikingcaliking Posts: 12,135
    SonVolt said:
    BGE makes an OEM version called the EGGSpander. 
    Yes. And the original manufacturer was Ceramic Grill Store. 

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,610
    edited January 12
    And they make in China to save money......yet at retail it's 50% more than the Woo.

      


    Interesting. Do we have any verification that CGS makes their products with US made Stainless, or are they importing their steel from China, fabricating it here, and claiming "Made in USA"?  I'm poking around their website but not seeing any explanation of where they source their steel. As a long time steel worker, that to me is much more important than where it's fabricated.  I haven't been around long enough jump on any bandwagons so I'm genuinely curious. 

    EDIT: "The PSWoo components are fabricated using USA drawn 304 Stainless Steel wire"

    Good on them! 
    South of Nashville  -  BGE XL  -  Alfresco 42" ALXE  -  Alfresco Versa Burner  - Sunbeam Microwave 
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    SonVolt said:
      
    Interesting. Do we have any verification that CGS makes their products with US made Stainless, or are they importing their steel from China, fabricating it here, and claiming "Made in USA"?  I'm poking around their website but not seeing any explanation of where they source their steel. As a long time steel worker, that to me is much more important than where it's fabricated.  I haven't been around long enough jump on any bandwagons so I'm genuinely curious. 

    EDIT: "The PSWoo components are fabricated using USA drawn 304 Stainless Steel wire"

    Good on them! 

    Yes I've visited their shop and I saw them being produced first hand.  I think CGS has some YouTube videos of the machines in action.

    Tom @tjv can explain the cheaper grade stainless steel being used on the Eggspander.  It has that chrome plated look rather than the dull silver color 304 has.  It's not 304.

    If you ever get to DFW, go visit them.....it's worth the drive up to Denton!
  • smbishopsmbishop Posts: 2,177
    EDIT: "The PSWoo components are fabricated using USA drawn 304 Stainless Steel wire"

    Good on them! 
    And it is all fabricated in the back of his store.  If you are ever able to visit, Tom will give you a tour.  
    Southlake, TX, and Cowhouse Creek, Gatesville, TX.  2 Large, 1 Small and a lot of Eggcessories.
  • stlcharcoalstlcharcoal Posts: 3,650
    edited January 12
    SonVolt said:
     
    Interesting. Do we have any verification that CGS makes their products with US made Stainless, or are they importing their steel from China, fabricating it here, and claiming "Made in USA"?  I'm poking around their website but not seeing any explanation of where they source their steel. As a long time steel worker, that to me is much more important than where it's fabricated.  I haven't been around long enough jump on any bandwagons so I'm genuinely curious. 

    EDIT: "The PSWoo components are fabricated using USA drawn 304 Stainless Steel wire"

    Good on them! 
    Next we can talk about the charcoal companies in the US that bring charcoal in from Mexico by the tractor trailer load, then mix it in with their product up to 50%......yet they still put a US flag on the bag and say "Made in the USA!!"  Hint:  Not us.
  • is this where all the stone, half baked pieces, and cement come from in a bag that is green and have a name that is in the neighborhood of Royal Oak?
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,445

    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,720
    bgebrent said:

    Boy, you really got that clean! What method did you end up using to clean it????😜
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,445
    bgebrent said:

    Boy, you really got that clean! What method did you end up using to clean it????😜
    Hahaha.  Only Tom knows that secret. B)
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • DobieDobie Posts: 2,753
    There was a time not long ago where a thread about rack expansion would have yielded different pics....
    Jacksonville FL
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,445
    Dobie said:
    There was a time not long ago where a thread about rack expansion would have yielded different pics....
    Lamenting with you.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 18,865
    @pgprescott - You may inquire of the length of ownership... ;)
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 11,720
    lousubcap said:
    @pgprescott - You may inquire of the length of ownership... ;)
    I’m hoping he at least burned off the latent oils from manufacturing. Pretty nice shiny rig right dare!
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 18,445
    lousubcap said:
    @pgprescott - You may inquire of the length of ownership... ;)
    I’m hoping he at least burned off the latent oils from manufacturing. Pretty nice shiny rig right dare!
    I burned of the latents prior to the cook because perfectionism is simply obvious.  I prefer obvious.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
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