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question on Grill Dome Extender

dcscotdcscot Posts: 2
edited July 2012 in EggHead Forum
HI, kind of new here, but been enjoying all the information on these forums.  Had a large for many years, primarily used for grilling, have just started down the smoking path and had good success due to the help found here.

I would like to add a second tier to my large and I have seen this unit from Amazon and was wondering if anybody has it or has tried it:

Would something like this be better or worse than a swing rack.  My concern on the swing rack is that it is always there and in the way when only doing single rack cooking. 



  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 7,673

    I think the top rack on the swing rack comes off. I maybe wrong, but I'm sure others will be along soon with the right answer.

    I haven't seen anybody using that rack before. Doesn't mean its not good, might be new, or nobody has discovered it yet. Sure looks better than the BGE Extender that I have.

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  • TigerRVerTigerRVer Posts: 27
    The top swing rack can be removed. The GD extender works if you don't mind porcelain. It can also be put under the main grate for searing or indirect. The swing rack is more useful and better made, but the GD extender is cheaper.
  • MikeP624MikeP624 Posts: 292
    Check out the ceramic grill store. I have the adjustable rig and spider. They are great.
  • bbqlearnerbbqlearner Posts: 760

    I got this extender a month ago as I needed the extra space but have not heard good reviews on the BGE extender. So far, it's been working well.

    It's probably not as good as the swing rack (I don't have the swing rack) but it's also much cheaper than the swing rack or the adjustable rig.

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  • bodskibodski Posts: 462

    I was going to build an extender using a Weber grid and bolts, but I just found this for 19.99 on eBay with free shipping. I read some good reviews on it and it's got to be better than the BGE and not much more than building my own. If I'm wrong, I won't be out much.


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  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,557
    i got a smaller webber grid at home depot and use beer cans (empty of course) to lift it up.  i have the bge extender and i hated it.  i think i would like this one and it would be a little less hillbilly.
  • webber grid and three 6" bolts (along with washers and nuts) works great.  Cost about $10.00 and since the bolts are threaded, you can adjust the distance between regular grate and raised grate.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 26,618
    JwgreDeux said:
    webber grid and three 6" bolts (along with washers and nuts) works great.  Cost about $10.00 and since the bolts are threaded, you can adjust the distance between regular grate and raised grate.
    In the electrical section of Home Despot or Lowes, next to the uni-strut, you can buy 8' all-thread rods - they're cheap.  Buy nuts and washers that fit and you can rig up lots of stuff for the egg.
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