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BBQ, Smoking, & Grilling

What's Your Favorite Grill Grate?

kaleokahu | Sep 3, 202006:09 PM     3

I thought I'd pose this question here for barbecue and grill afficianados.

I have several cooker setups, but my favorite is my heavily-used Chuckwagon offset/Texas Pit (I forget which model). Chuckwagon itself is long gone, as are the original grates that came with it. I've tried expanded metal, sawed down some generic cast iron grates, and resorted to old refrigerator racks, but none really worked to my liking.

Then I dug out and old Lodge BBG-2. I started using it only for small things that would fall through (or off) wider-spaced grates. But as I used it for that, it started growing on me for use with most things above and adjacent to the firebox, e.g., steaks, burgers, barbecue, etc. The "mesh" is pretty fine, but no problem for passage of drips and smoke.

It doesn't fit perfectly in my Chuckwagon, but it would if I cut/ground off one handle. I also like that it can easily be removed for brushing off, and transferring between cookers.

Do the experts here use anything similar, and if so, what? The BBG-2 was d/c'd and they're apparently $$$ used, so if there's something comparable or better, I'd rather not modify it.

Mahalo,
Kaleo

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