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SmoothSmoke

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Weber 22.5" Grate
« on: April 08, 2013, 07:15:28 AM »
Does Weber sell a true 22.5" cooking grate that does not come with the handles.  I know they have the lower grate off of a 22" WSM that does not include the handles, but that is only like 21". 

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2013, 07:52:29 AM »
Dremel them off?
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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 06:10:54 PM »
Yeah, that may be the ticket.  I'll just leave them on if I have to.  I'm thinking I may have enough dome clearance. 

Related question:  What's the best way to stack two grates, without using cans, bricks etc.?  I want to attach something permanently to the upper grate. 



That's what I'm getting at.  I need something that attaches both grates.  Whatever attaches the two, the part that attaches the upper grate would be permanent, but the lower part would be removable.   Just dont know how to rig it up???


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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 06:14:46 PM »
Something like this?
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SmoothSmoke

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 06:16:16 PM »
Yeah, that's the ticket.  I just want to be able to attach the top level when ever I need, without having to mess with assembling the posts that hold it each time. 

What are you using to connect the two grates? 

Thanks!!!!

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 06:22:09 PM »
How about this, Smooth? it's 21.75" dia. I don't think the charcoal grates are coated so make sure it's well seasoned.

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 06:22:32 PM »
I just used four of these

4 inch x 1/2 inch SS bolts , round head with two nuts. You could use washers in between the nuts but depending on the spacing of your grill bars it may not be needed
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SmoothSmoke

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 06:28:11 PM »
Thanks!  Do you think 4" would give me enough clearance for bigger pork butt

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 06:36:16 PM »
Just did this today on my second wsm 6 inch bolts on top rack 4 inch on bottom.  Depends on how tall you boston but is. I can fit 3lb hams 10 per grate with this setup no problems.

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Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 06:54:19 PM »
How about this, Smooth? it's 21.75" dia. I don't think the charcoal grates are coated so make sure it's well seasoned.

http://www.amazon.com/Weber-Charcoal-Grate-One-Touch/dp/B00BG9XW9K

The 26 in kettle charcoal grate is the same size as the 22 in cooking grate. I have been using an old rusted 22 in cooking grate (not with the flip up sides) perpendicular to the charcoal grate so smaller pieces of lump don't fall through.


SmoothSmoke

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 06:55:53 PM »
Im thinking 5" will work.  The second nut can lower if need be.  Just not sure if that nut can support a top grate with over 30 pounds of food on it.

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 07:38:50 PM »
I use 2 fender washers with grate in between a lock washer and a nut on one end. I use 1 nut 1 fender washer 1 lock washer and 1 nut on other with grill on top supports 40lbs +.



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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2013, 01:06:32 PM »
Dang!  I bought some 5"x 1/2" bolts, but the suckers wont fit through the grates....too thick.  I need to go 1 or 2 sizes smaller. 

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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2013, 01:32:43 PM »
Yeah, that may be the ticket.  I'll just leave them on if I have to.  I'm thinking I may have enough dome clearance. 
Flip the grate upside down so the handles are down?
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Re: Weber 22.5" Grate
« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 03:34:25 PM »
Yeah, that may be the ticket.  I'll just leave them on if I have to.  I'm thinking I may have enough dome clearance. 
Flip the grate upside down so the handles are down?

I thought of that, but I think I'm just going to have to buy a lower grate off of a 22" WSM, those come handleless.  Might run a pretty penny though. 

Worked with 3/8" x 5.5" bolts!!