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New Egg owner! Dumb question??

smokintommiesmokintommie Posts: 5
edited 6:53AM in EggHead Forum
Oh my gosh I love my new Egg, and I'm obsessed with this forum now! Thanks to everyone for so much great info! Especially for a propane gas grill convert! I've never so much as even used a charcoal grill, so this is a huge learning experience for me! So far I've grilled hamburgers and chicken breasts (tried the easy ones first).

Couple questions:
1). How do you get a raised grid with direct heat? I have a plate setter, but that obviously gives you indirect heat. Is there an accessory to raise it?

2).I stored my daisy wheel topper thing in the egg when not in use (only a couple days), and it got moisture on it and started to rust. Do ya'll leave it on top, or use the ceramic topper like I did and store the daisy in the egg? If so, how do you avoid the moisture? I didn't think leaving the bottom vent open was smart, as I didn't want rain to get in.

Thanks in advance!


  • kolbdriverkolbdriver Posts: 403

    The above link will show you all the extenders ans other good stuff for your egg.

    Just keep putting the daisy wheel inside, after a few cooks it will no longer rust, it will be coated..

  • Capt FrankCapt Frank Posts: 2,578
    Here is an easy way to build a raised grid with an accessory grid and some u-bolts
    P6110017 by Capt Frank1, on Flickr

    There are many other ways to do it. Some use fire bricks placed on the fire ring to support the grid.
    BGE markets a three tier rotating system that works well, especially for wings and ABT's
    Definetly check out The owner[Tom] is one of us and he manufactures and sells some of the best accessory equipment you will find anywhere. :)
    Welcome Aboard!! :cheer:
  • Rusty RoosterRusty Rooster Posts: 1,239
    Yes, there are accessories to raise it. BGE sells one as does the Creamic Grill Store. A quick way would be to buy yourself a few firebrick, set them around your firering and then your cooking grid on top of them.
    Yes, the daisey will rust, no biggie. After a while it will become impregnated with grease, kinda like seasoning cast iron, and tht should stop that problem. Many put it in their egg after use to burn off that grease and do not worry about the rust. A few have bought black high temp paint to stop it also.
    Hope this helps, good eggin to ya and come back frequently and ask all you need.
  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    Storing the top in the egg is a good thing

    If the rust is bothering you, spray it with Pam

    Good luck Eggin
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
    1). Direct extreme raised grid. Adjustable Rig + BGE raised grid


    2). I always store the DFMT inside the egg and at times it does get rusty. Use some cooking oil to coat the Cast Iron and that will do the trick.

  • Frank from HoumaFrank from Houma Posts: 5,755
    BTW - there are no dumb questions

    Well maybe - the only dumb questions are the ones that aren't asked :)

    Sounds like you are enjoying the ride

    Good luck with it
  • Wow! I'm amazed at the quality and promptness of the responses on here! Thanks to everyone so far. I will look into the ceramic grill store!
  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 28,817
    Tommie, I presume.

    Welcome. You can raise a grid a lot of differen ways, carriage bolts with washers and nuts or three bricks sitting on end on the firering. Split firebricks work well if you can get them.



    Caledon, ON


  • Carolina QCarolina Q Posts: 12,994
    You can use most anything to raise the grid. I had some scrap square tubing laying around so I cut it up like this. Three of these work well.


    You can also use bricks or carriage or u-bolts as mentioned.

    My DFMT gets stored inside the egg - when I remember to do that. As often as not, I forget about it and leave it on the patio. In the rain. Almost two years now and very little rust. Don't much care since I rarely use it anyway (only with lo n slo cooks). Not sure why so many seem to have such a rust problem. My cast iron grid has no rust at all.

    I hate it when I go to the kitchen for food and all I find are ingredients!


    Central Connecticut 

  • nysportsfannysportsfan Posts: 241
    I just use three empty soup cans. It cuts down on a bit of grill space, but it's cheap and will do until I feel like plunking down cash for the better stuff.
  • TurkTurk Posts: 114
    The adjustable rig combo at the ceramic grill store is real hard to beat. Welcome and good luck.
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