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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:28 PM   #31
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That mod looks great!

The other thing I thought of that would work fine- 22 inch rebar with the last 2 inches of both end bent to 90 degrees. It will fit fine across the weber grate and will distribute the weight evenly. I would try it myself (and probably will once I get a wsm) if I didn't already have a PBC on the way.
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Unread 02-11-2013, 09:30 PM   #32
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That way- no welding required if you're like me and not all that advanced as far as DIY projects.
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This would work, pricy though...



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Here are dimensions for an 18-1/2" WSM if anyone is interested.
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That is crazy good! Nice job.
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Ya know what I love about this place?... Fertile minds. Throw an idea out there and immediately you have the power of the brethren mulling it over, sharing what they have already tried, and letting you know what they think might work better. Love it!

The Weber grate above reminded me that I have this: http://www.academy.com/webapp/wcs/st...0051_507255_-1

I have used it on my performer for some time and like it a lot. If I can't hang the meat off the outer grate i can at least get some bars to lay across the hole left by the insert. Plus, its on clearance now.

Time to go shopping!

[@will work for bbq: I apologize for going off on a tangent, but your mod got the ol creaky wheels turning!)

Does the 18.5 section of that Academy grate fit an 18.5 WSM?
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great as hobby.
If turning to a business, it will be a disaster.
1.waste too much material
2.cheaper to weld by iron bar,
3.raise hanger up to takes use more space of cover
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great as hobby.
If turning to a business, it will be a disaster.
1.waste too much material
2.cheaper to weld by iron bar,
3.raise hanger up to takes use more space of cover
Thanks I agree, that's why I stated earlier that the one piece would cost more than having the outer ring rolled and the cross bars welded in which is how I was going to do it but I was pressed for time. With the one piece you would actually be paying for a 22" x 22" square piece of plate with more drop than finished product. I have plans to make a raised adapter to fit on this unit so I can use it to hang bacon.
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Does the 18.5 section of that Academy grate fit an 18.5 WSM?
Yes it does - it is designed to fit both sizes of grill. The insert alone can be used as a CI grate for an 18.5" grill and the two pieces used together fit a 22.5" grill. I returned the $80 (WTF??) CI grill sold as a BGE accessory when I realized that the insert would fit my LBGE. You don't get the pretty sear marks, but who cares?
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