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Duke

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Elevated Half Grill
« on: January 17, 2013, 08:13:24 AM »
I want to make one of these and thought I would see what ideas you guys could come up with. I am pretty sure everyone would want one. I think the warming rack is too small.


1buckie

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2013, 08:52:20 AM »


I'll be thinkin' on it.......

I could probably use 6~8  of them ~~~>  8)
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1911Ron

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2013, 09:03:23 AM »
Hmmm.....  yes please 1 or 2 should work.
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Troy

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2013, 09:33:31 AM »
for a while, i was using a smokey joe cooking grate raised with three 4" lag bolts and washers.

I eventually took it apart because i needed the grate in my mini wsm, but it worked well and was really cheap ;)

G$

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2013, 09:45:20 AM »
Yeah Shaun, that would be super.  I have some extra grates that are not in acceptable condition.  I wonder what would happen to the exposed metal if I were to cut them down to do some prototyping.

Duke

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2013, 10:21:51 AM »
Yeah Shaun, that would be super.  I have some extra grates that are not in acceptable condition.  I wonder what would happen to the exposed metal if I were to cut them down to do some prototyping.
Yeah, I used an old grate and cut it down a few years back then set it on my warming rack and it was nice, but not what I have in mind. I would rather just make a complete half grill. Weber should bring these back they would be a great seller.

G$

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2013, 02:19:46 PM »
I was thinking, cut my grill in half, roughly, and attach some 4 or 5 inch bolts through it to raise it and make little feet.

Wont look nice, but should get the job done.


(EDIT, like what troy did with his smaller grate, only using half a full one.)


Weber should bring these back they would be a great seller.
Agree.
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 02:36:00 PM by G$ »

Craig

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2013, 03:52:10 PM »
I know Id have use for at least 2 of those!  :D Would it work using a SJ grate? Or were the originals the diameter of an 18/22 grate?  ???
« Last Edit: January 17, 2013, 03:54:12 PM by Craig »

Duke

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2013, 04:38:42 PM »
I know Id have use for at least 2 of those!  :D Would it work using a SJ grate? Or were the originals the diameter of an 18/22 grate?  ???
I believe they were the size of a 22 and only made for the 22 model, but I think they would fit nicely on a 26'r. My warming rack is usually in the way on my 22.5 and it was made for it. I like using it on my 26'r though, but just wish it was bigger.

G

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2013, 06:40:27 PM »
The warming rack is my favorite accessory but agree that it is small so I crafted this....




Its an 18.5" grate with the flip-up sides were removed, one end bent upwards at a 90, and 3" elevator bolts attached.  In all, it works very well and does not get hooked on the lower grate because of the large flat feet.  My only complaint is that the bolts need to be at least an inch longer. 

Duke

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2013, 06:57:01 PM »
Not bad G! It would be nice to be able to just slide a drip pan under it or be able to add that extra rack of ribs.

G$

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2013, 05:01:22 AM »
Thats what I am talking about G!  I think I would rather have a half circle shape,  but the potential for lid issues is greater.   


HankB

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2013, 05:17:19 AM »
Are you guys using this for an additional cooking surface or to keep things warm?

When it comes to keeping things warm, I just fire up my gasser on the lowest setting and hold stuff in there.

I have added an additional grate to my WSM for additional cooking surface.
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G

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2013, 02:22:12 PM »
I use it for more indirect cooking surface.

Duke

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Re: Elevated Half Grill
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2013, 02:37:41 PM »
Are you guys using this for an additional cooking surface or to keep things warm?

When it comes to keeping things warm, I just fire up my gasser on the lowest setting and hold stuff in there.

I have added an additional grate to my WSM for additional cooking surface.
Cooking for me.