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Unread 08-30-2013, 12:40 AM   #1
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Default Still Loving the WGA

I don't know why I waited so long to get one. I live alone so I don't do huge cooks unless I have guests. The WGA is just the right size to whip up a quick meal in the evening without wasting a lot of charcoal in the Weber kettle or a lot of pellets in the Traeger. I usually cook meat over the coals in one end while doing a side dish with indirect heat in the other end without coals.

Tonight's dinner is an example. I grilled the Parmesan Chicken over low coals and the bacon wrapped cluster of fresh asparagus was done with indirect heat. Simple, quick, delicious.
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Unread 08-30-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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That Dinner looks great. WGAs are the best.
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That's a nice looking feed mate, use our GA way to rarely unless camping
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I like my WGA. For it's size it has a lot of useable space thanks to the vertical sides. I fit a lot on mine, zoning it like you describe:



I've fitted "Man Grates" to mine because I like CI grates. They're a little heavy though and they deform the base enough to make the lid not fit so well.

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I have fitted CI grates to mine, as well. I find that the heat causes the bottom to misalign with the top when the top is cooler. Once my top has heated to a similar temp as the bottom, the alignment problem goes away. It is not unlike the same problem with the Weber kettle.
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I have fitted CI grates to mine, as well. I find that the heat causes the bottom to misalign with the top when the top is cooler. Once my top has heated to a similar temp as the bottom, the alignment problem goes away. It is not unlike the same problem with the Weber kettle.
I'll have to check that the next time I cook on it. I thought I could resolve it by making sure the leg hoops were straight but I could be wrong about that.
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I have fitted CI grates to mine, as well. I find that the heat causes the bottom to misalign with the top when the top is cooler. Once my top has heated to a similar temp as the bottom, the alignment problem goes away. It is not unlike the same problem with the Weber kettle.
I've been looking for a CI grate to cook steaks HH on the GA. These little rigs do get hot and it only takes a few coals to get there.

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right now i just use a small aluminum grate to sear with or i use the lodge hibachi grate. but most times i just don't care about marks.
as a big fan of the cga i loved the pics !
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you can also order these. they just lay on top of the original grate. its what phubar and many others in europe and the usa use.
http://www.chargriller.com/index.php...emart&Itemid=2
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you can also order these. they just lay on top of the original grate. its what phubar and many others in europe and the usa use.
http://www.chargriller.com/index.php...emart&Itemid=2

Those are the exact ones I have on my WGA. However, they don't lay on the original grate. I used a cut-off wheel and trimmed mine to the size of the original grate so that they rest on the ledges of the grill body.
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That is a great idea... Cook on a WGA if you're not cooking a big piece
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I don't get way you guys just don't use the Craycort insert? Exact fit, no cutting, warping, or any difficulties at all. You just set them in the WGA and cook.

Am I missing something here?
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Really like that you are enjoying the WGA. I love mine as well! Very nice heat distribuition.
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I don't get way you guys just don't use the Craycort insert? Exact fit, no cutting, warping, or any difficulties at all. You just set them in the WGA and cook.

Am I missing something here?
Cost. $16 for the two chargrillers needed to fit vs $45 for the Craycort.
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If you have the craycort CI grate for the OT22.5, you can use a quadrant, it fits perfectly:



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