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Unread 10-10-2013, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Found a use for a useless grate...

Academy sells replacement round grates under their store brand. One would think they fit Weber kettles, but they do not.

I bought one for the 18.5 OTG, and it was exactly one inch too small.

I put it aside to return later, and you know how that goes.

Well, I am curing and smoking tasso today, and needed more grate space, but wanted everything to cook at the same rate.

Low and behold, the Academy grate stacks on top of the handles on an 18.5 Weber hinged grate...



It is pretty darned stable, too. And, being one inch smaller, it fits under the dome of my WSM lid.



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Unread 10-10-2013, 05:51 PM   #2
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Grate discovery! (Pun intended. )

I think I need to look up Tasso now.
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Nice work, CD! I think I will keep my ECB grates around now when I trash that guy...never know, I suppose.

I am horrible about returning things as well ;) The one thing I tried to return in a timely manner was a bottle of Woodford Reserve I bought a couple Saturdays ago at Goody Goody. I got it home and found the seal was broken. I figured I would just take it back on the following Monday. Well, after a day of sitting in my car, I came out from work to a bourbon scented car as the cork top had popped from the heat and the full bottle soaked into my rear footwell. 2 weeks later and it still has a hint of bourbon :(

Taught me my lesson on quick returns
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Unread 10-10-2013, 05:59 PM   #4
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Good work there CD!

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My mother always said, " When 1 will do, Jed has 2. Nice find!
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Well I guess it's not really a useless grate any more.
Whats with the swing down thing on the weber grate?
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That's just nifty Caseydog I an see a few uses for that.
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That is very cool.
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Glad it wasn't a "useless IN-grate!"

I appreciate the info because that would serve well for multiple layers of appetizers...ABTs, Moinks, candy bacon, etc...
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Glad it wasn't a "useless IN-grate!" .
I see you have kids too
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Great job CD. I'ts nice when something like that happens.

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Well I guess it's not really a useless grate any more.
Whats with the swing down thing on the weber grate?
Those are the upgrade grates. They come standard on the OTG's and the Performers.

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Great job CD. I'ts nice when something like that happens.


Those are the upgrade grates. They come standard on the OTG's and the Performers.

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Thanks Matt I was thinking wsm for some odd reason.
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How many drinks till you accidentally put it on upside down?
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Looks like I'm already there
May be a long night in the penalty box
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Gumbo, shrimp and Tasso jambalaya, red beans and rice, wow...I need to make some Tasso!

Looks like a great start!
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