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Raised Grid?

EggLuverEggLuver Posts: 64
edited 2:55PM in EggHead Forum
Can anyone tell me if there is another way of "raising the grid" other than using the BGE grid extender? I've seen several recipes that call for a raised grid. I would like to check out all my options of how this can be done before I buy the extender. Thanks!


  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    You can put one of these together pretty cheep. If you have a cast iron cooking grate, you can turn your factory grate into a raised grid. I made one for the small and the large. Haven't started tinkering with the mini yet.

  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,679
    you can buy a Weber grid at Home Depot & a few 4 inch bolts & make one pretty cheap, works great:


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    West Chester Pennsylvania
  • JPFJPF Posts: 592
    Like the others have said these work great. I am thinking of going with three bolts instead of four to have more room on the main grid level.

    I also built this an works very well for raising the cooking level up to the felt line
  • SundownSundown Posts: 2,971
    BGE sells a 2" fire ring that, when placed on top of the regular fire ring, brings the the cooking surface right to the felt level.
  • how does the raisen grid affect the cook temp. in a 4" lift? Or would a 6" be better for access to the lower grid?
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  • I just posted a response in another thread that answers your question

    Basically an 18" Weber replacement grill at HD and (3) 4" or 4.1/2" x 3/8" bolts and nuts and washers.

    stainless is NOT NECESSARY. it looks nice at first but it wil all be black after cooking on it for awhile.
  • CraigCraig Posts: 69
    I went to a fireplace store and they gave me 9 pieces of broken fire brick. I make a triangle pattern using 3 stacks of 3 bricks on top of the normal grid. Then I place another grid on top of the fire bricks for cooks needing a raised grid.
  • I just bought 3 split firebricks for about $2.00 at a local brick store as was recommended by the fine folks on the forum. I just put them directly on the firering and put the grill on top. Has worked for me so far...
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Woo is the best way to go.
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