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SCKettleBBQ

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Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« on: October 28, 2020, 01:30:18 PM »
Greetings Kettle Nation,
I have a '68 Aristocrat that I need to replace the cooking grate (24.75").  Instead of paying $70 for a new nickel one, I'm thinking about springing the $90 for the stainless steel one at 25.4".  Really didn't want to pay $160 for an aftermarket one. Has anyone DIY'd a riser to attach to the 4 tabs to raise the grate up for a proper fit?  I watched a cooking video recently where the guy showed his risers and I thought I would bounce back at a later date to investigate, but now I can't find the damn thing. Has anyone done this or know where to direct me?
Thanks in advance.




michaelmilitello

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Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2020, 01:33:44 PM »
Go to the killagrilla website.  They make heavy duty 304 stainless replacement grates for vintage 26.   The bars are 1/4 inch diameter.   Worth every penny. 

Sorry.  Just re read.  Price went up since I bought mine last year. 

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« Last Edit: October 28, 2020, 01:37:12 PM by michaelmilitello »

Mr.CPHo

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Re: Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2020, 02:27:21 PM »
I recall someone made a ring from expanded metal to sit on the existing tabs to accommodate the newer, larger-diameter grate. 

The grate in your pic looks ok to me. 

SCKettleBBQ

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Re: Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2020, 03:03:05 PM »
My other thought was if I can raise the grate up then an SnS XL would fit since they no longer offer the shorter version.  I'm sure it can be done, just gotta think a little more on it.

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2020, 07:06:36 PM »
I know the onlyfire roti/pizza/stacker combo comes with a kind of riser that sits on top of the grate straps.  Maybe you can find a way to buy a set on the cheap or replicate them.

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SCKettleBBQ

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Re: Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2020, 02:11:40 PM »
Thanks for the info. Ill check it out.


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swamprb

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Re: Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2020, 07:57:04 AM »
I got the inspiration from someone else on the site and used expanded metal and it raises the 26 grate up near the edge of the bowl. Very lightweight


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SCKettleBBQ

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Re: Aristocrat grate riser mod help
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2020, 01:48:34 PM »
Thanks for the pic!


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