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JMSetzler 09-30-2012 08:22 PM

Need help from a Metal Fabricator
 
I can't find a place to buy what I'm looking for, so I need a person who can fabricate metal to help me out with this grilling accessory...

I want a burger press that I can use on a griddle surface to form hamburger patties. I need it to be 6" in diameter with a lip that is 3/8" deep that will allow me to press a ball of ground beef into a perfectly round patty while on the hot griddle. It obviously needs a handle as well. I'd like the press part to be made out of 3/16" steel and the handle could be made out of whatever is strong enough to last a lifetime...

Any thoughts or possible helpers?

barney jr 09-30-2012 08:25 PM

no fab shops in your area?

mbshop 09-30-2012 09:31 PM

try welding shops. i had a guy that could/would make just about anything.

tortaboy 09-30-2012 09:34 PM

Smashburgers

yakdung 09-30-2012 10:53 PM

http://www.fantes.com/images/1384meat_prep.jpg

Hook_Line_and_Sinker 09-30-2012 11:31 PM

See Breatheren Meyer Metal Works I'm sure he can fix you up something

JMSetzler 09-30-2012 11:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hook_Line_and_Sinker (Post 2230731)
See Breatheren Meyer Metal Works I'm sure he can fix you up something

Thanks! Im sure he can do it...

CarolinaQue 10-01-2012 04:09 AM

I'm just tryting to understand...you're wanting to press the meat flat as the ball sits on the grate and not press it and then put it on the grate?

Pappy 10-01-2012 06:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hook_Line_and_Sinker (Post 2230731)
See Breatheren Meyer Metal Works I'm sure he can fix you up something

They cut some pig shapes for me to use for UDS handles. Price was better than local shops.

smokeyw 10-01-2012 07:15 AM

I'm a little curious about that as well :crazy:

Quote:

Originally Posted by CarolinaQue (Post 2230800)
I'm just tryting to understand...you're wanting to press the meat flat as the ball sits on the grate and not press it and then put it on the grate?


Jaskew82 10-01-2012 08:25 AM

JM, I love this idea! The challange with the finished product is making sure the cook can remove the burger easily enough. My suggestion would be a 2 piece system. A base griddle with "rings" that would "lock" onto the griddle. When it was time to flip the burger, you could remove the ring and flip the burger.

I know of metal rings that are made for home made egg mc muffin (see link below).
http://www.bedbathandbeyond.com/prod...FWlnOgod0CAAGw

va92bronco 10-01-2012 08:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by smokeyw (Post 2230858)
I'm a little curious about that as well :crazy:

X3:confused:

CarolinaQue 10-01-2012 08:36 AM

Just re-read and caught the "griddle" part of the paragraph! Now I understand the open bottom concept!!!

I'm still curious though...why not preform the patties and have a heavy piece of steel to put on top of the patties to cause more surface area connection/carmelazation?

Tatoosh 10-01-2012 08:41 AM

Sketch Up is your friend! :)

JMSetzler 10-01-2012 09:50 AM

Here's what I'm after... check out the press Greg from Ballistic BBQ is using at about the 4:20 mark in this video:


I actually prefer burgers that have been cooked on a griddle over a grill and I'd just like to try this technique. His press was custom made and I can't find anything like it for sale anywhere.

I sent email to Meyer Metal Works and will wait for his response...


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