The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS.


Forum Portal Recipes Smoke Signals Magazine Welocme Merchandise Associations Purchase Subscription Brethren Banners
Go Back   The BBQ BRETHREN FORUMS. > Discussion Area > Q-talk

Notices

Q-talk *ON TOPIC ONLY* QUALITY ON TOPIC discussion of Backyard BBQ, grilling, Equipment and just outdoor cookin' in general, hints, tips, tricks & techniques, success, failures... but stay on topic. And watch for that hijacking.


Reply
Thread Tools
Unread 06-02-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
fsckedagain
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 06-03-09
Location: Sonora, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default Big Green Egg table

ok, so I am making a table and having a real hard time decided what to use as a surface under the egg. The whiz used a piece of slate, which all I can find around here is a slab for 350 bucks (no thanks).

But I see the ones on the BGE website and it just looks like a cement paver.

I don't want anything to pop under the egg and injure it.

Anyone have any solid recommendations or suggestions?

thanks!
__________________
2 x Weber 22.5, Weber gasser (RED), 2 X SJP, 2 x UDS, 2 X Mini UDS, and 1 Large BGE!!!
fsckedagain is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 06-02-2010, 11:56 AM   #2
SmokeJumper
is One Chatty Farker

 
SmokeJumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-14-10
Location: San Francisco, CA and Phu Quoc Island Vietnam
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Firebricks work great and are low cost. You can usually find them at big box home improvement stores in winter or at stove and fireplaces year round. There are lots of sizes but the case I have are about 9x5x1 which is a pretty common size. I bought a box of 12 at a Home Depot spring clearance for $11.

They are also great for adding thermal mass to other types of cookers, for a cheap indirect method on ceramic cookers, or for smash cooking that perfect panini.
SmokeJumper is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 06-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #3
fsckedagain
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 06-03-09
Location: Sonora, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

So I was thinking of putting a little platform (braced, of course) and weaving the firebricks in some kind of pattern under it. Weight wouldn't be a problem?
__________________
2 x Weber 22.5, Weber gasser (RED), 2 X SJP, 2 x UDS, 2 X Mini UDS, and 1 Large BGE!!!
fsckedagain is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 06-02-2010, 12:03 PM   #4
SmokeJumper
is One Chatty Farker

 
SmokeJumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-14-10
Location: San Francisco, CA and Phu Quoc Island Vietnam
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Weight shouldn't be a concern. The bricks I have are perfectly square so they play nice while stacking.
I really like the egg table designs that are open in front of the egg so you can install and remove them easily. No clean jerking a 150lb egg. Can you share your design?
SmokeJumper is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 06-02-2010, 12:04 PM   #5
SmokeJumper
is One Chatty Farker

 
SmokeJumper's Avatar
 
Join Date: 04-14-10
Location: San Francisco, CA and Phu Quoc Island Vietnam
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Here is a decent reference for firebrick uses.
http://www.nakedwhiz.com/firebricks.htm
SmokeJumper is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 06-02-2010, 12:12 PM   #6
fsckedagain
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 06-03-09
Location: Sonora, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokeJumper View Post
Weight shouldn't be a concern. The bricks I have are perfectly square so they play nice while stacking.
I really like the egg table designs that are open in front of the egg so you can install and remove them easily. No clean jerking a 150lb egg. Can you share your design?
It is that exact design on nakedwhiz. I wanted to do one with an open front, but couldn't find a plan until after I already started it. So it is pretty much the exact same as that one.

Only difference is I am using resawn cedar instead of oak.
__________________
2 x Weber 22.5, Weber gasser (RED), 2 X SJP, 2 x UDS, 2 X Mini UDS, and 1 Large BGE!!!
fsckedagain is offline   Reply With Quote


Unread 06-02-2010, 01:21 PM   #7
h20loo
is one Smokin' Farker
 
Join Date: 01-22-08
Location: waterloo ontario
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

The bottom of the egg doesn't get terribly hot even at a high heat cook. I used a huge floor tile ($2) and a second tile beside it to put the platesetter on when necessary. You could also use a cheap Home depot patio stone. I stopped by a granite counter top place and they had a pile of discarded sink cutouts and cutoffs out in a pile that were free for the taking. Looking forward to seeing your table.
h20loo is offline   Reply With Quote


Thanks from:--->
Unread 06-02-2010, 02:47 PM   #8
fsckedagain
Knows what a fatty is.
 
Join Date: 06-03-09
Location: Sonora, CA
Downloads: 0
Uploads: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by h20loo View Post
I used a huge floor tile ($2) and a second tile beside it to put the platesetter on when necessary.

Looking forward to seeing your table.
That's a good idea for the platesetter. I might modify the design a tad and do that.

I will for sure take pics and post 'em when I get it done. I could even post som right now. Well tonight, I mean. It is all framed except for the egg stand cross braces.

Hey tomorrow is by BB-B B-day woot! 1 year on the board :D
__________________
2 x Weber 22.5, Weber gasser (RED), 2 X SJP, 2 x UDS, 2 X Mini UDS, and 1 Large BGE!!!
fsckedagain is offline   Reply With Quote


Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Big Green Egg Table Question TedW Q-talk 53 06-16-2011 12:04 PM
Big Green Egg Table Plowboy Q-talk 69 01-06-2008 10:06 PM

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Loading



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise v2.6.0 Beta 4 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
2003 -2012 © BBQ-Brethren Inc. All rights reserved. All Content and Flaming Pig Logo are registered and protected under U.S and International Copyright and Trademarks. Content Within this Website Is Property of BBQ Brethren Inc. Reproduction or alteration is strictly prohibited.
no new posts