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Grill Extender

WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
edited 4:06AM in EggHead Forum
I recently bought the grill extender. What is this ideal for? Will the food on the top layer cook slower than food on the bottom? I have seen Butts on top and brisket on the maid grid. What else do people find this is extremely useful for?

Apollo Beach, FL


  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    <p />Wardster,[p]I use mine for multiple butts and or briskets, multiple layers of jerky or smoked fish and basically anything you want more of. These are all cooked indirect so they are done about the same time. I also use it to elevate the grill to cook thing like spatchcocked chicken. [p]I have done multiple layers of things like wings with a direct cook and yes you need to keep an eye on the layers cooking differently. [p]Have a great day.[p]Chuck <><

  • WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
    Wow, my extender is much cheaper than that. Mine is stainless steel and designed for much lighter duty. Oh well, I'm sure i'll find a use for it.

    Apollo Beach, FL
  • hounddoghounddog Posts: 126
    I find the extender to be a silly and unnecessary doodah. I bought it and I haven't used it twice in a year.
    It is awkward and about two times too clever to be useful.

  • Chuck,[p]Where did you buy that grill extender? Looks like a good one.
  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    I got mine at my BGE dealer. It is a BGE product and they make two different ones. The one in the photo is the hinged one, it allows access to whatever you are cooking on the lower level, you have to move whatever is cooking on it though. The other one I have has a fixed cooking surface. They are both pretty much the same guage metal, the hinged one may be a little lighter duty though. Hope you find one somewhere.[p]Chuck <><

  • ChuckChuck Posts: 812
    Wardster,[p]Is yours a BGE grid extender? Mine is stainless also, it just has a lot of smoke on it in the picture.

  • WardsterWardster Posts: 1,006
    Gee, I dunno. I bought it from my local egg dealer, but it could be from some other company. I'll give it a shot.

    Apollo Beach, FL
  • MarvinMarvin Posts: 515
    I find it useful in two ways: it raises the grill in the medium since the diameter is the same as the medium grill. That makes working on the food at rim level easier, and it reduces flare-ups and burning. The second use is as a place for a drip pan for indirect cooks in either the medium or the large (we use both).

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