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thirdeye
04-14-2007, 11:48 AM
A guy I know is having some stainless grates made to fit the large Big Green Egg. This is the 18" grate. It will be 1/4" for the rim and supports and 3/16" for the other rods. If anyone is interested, I can post his e-mail addy. $24 (which is what the fabricator is charging him) plus shipping costs. The order goes in Monday.

Q_Egg
04-16-2007, 05:57 PM
Wayne,

Please post Tom's e-mail or some contact info in case an order can still be sent to him.

Thanks,
Tom B

thirdeye
04-16-2007, 10:11 PM
Wayne,

Please post Tom's e-mail or some contact info in case an order can still be sent to him.

Thanks,
Tom B

Tom, I sent you an e-mail

swamprb
04-25-2007, 10:43 AM
Weber has just offered Stainless steel hinged grates for the 18.5" and 22.5" grills. http://www.weberbbq.com/bbq/pub/specialOffers/special.aspx?familyID=225225

Brian

thirdeye
04-25-2007, 08:11 PM
I would have preferred the hinged grates but the ones Tom had made were very heavy duty. 1/4" stock for the rim and the supports (plus there are 2 supports instead of one) and 3/16 for the cross pieces. I'm hoping for less warpage from those nuclear temp steak cooks.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/welding01/stainlessgrid22a0001.jpg

I did this mod on a BGE grate so I can add wood, I'll be able to do the same to Tom's grate.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/thirdeye2/welding01/DSC01739-1.jpg

The next idea I have is to cut one of the grates in half (even with the cross supports) and add 3" legs that will sit on top of a full sized grate giving me a 1/2 extension. The two supports will make this easy.

tony76248
04-26-2007, 02:40 AM
does this guy have SS grates for the medium?

thirdeye
04-26-2007, 09:14 AM
does this guy have SS grates for the medium?

No. This was a special order through a fabrication shop. Tom needed 100 before they would make the grates. I think the count was close to 200 when he placed the order to have them built.

TygerSmokes
04-26-2007, 09:40 AM
What's the main benefit of the stainless steel grate? I thought the standard porcelain coated grate was supposed to be more durable, although there is a chance that it may eventually chip.

thirdeye
04-26-2007, 10:41 AM
What's the main benefit of the stainless steel grate? I thought the standard porcelain coated grate was supposed to be more durable, although there is a chance that it may eventually chip.

I guess the no chipping and not having to be as careful when cleaning. I get pretty aggressive with a wire wheel. After chipping, some folks get rust spots, but mine stay well lubed from use. :lol: (and there is no humidity in Wyoming)

My main reason for buying some is that I build gadgets for my cookers and since these are uncoated and heavier stainless, they are easily weldable. And I think cheaper that a BGE replacement.

vr6Cop
04-26-2007, 11:02 AM
The best part about this thread is the picture of the modded grate for adding wood! Time to get out the angle grinder.

Hiloboy
04-26-2007, 11:57 AM
Thirdeye, can i get his email address.. i'd like to get a couple if the shipping isn't to high..

Bill-Chicago
04-26-2007, 12:46 PM
Holy Carp!

Hiloboy and Hoo in the same day.

Glad to see yous guys

thirdeye
04-26-2007, 02:59 PM
Hiloboy, check your PM for the address

polkreds
06-23-2010, 05:12 PM
Does this person still make and sell the stainless grates? If so, what is the contact information?

Thanks

Norcoredneck
06-24-2010, 11:14 AM
Would bet it is the guy from Ceramic Grill stores. Bet his prices went up.
http://www.ceramicgrillstore.com/ceramicgrillstore/

thillin
06-24-2010, 01:06 PM
Yep, Tom is the guy. I bought one from the first round and haven't used the porcelan grate since. BTW, Tom is based in up 35 from you in Denton

thirdeye
06-24-2010, 01:34 PM
Does this person still make and sell the stainless grates? If so, what is the contact information?

Thanks

It is Tom at the Ceramic Grill Store. I think they are temporarily out of stock of the round 18" ones. But e-mail him to make sure.