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  • Dalmore
    Club Member
    • Sep 2015
    • 52

    Love my GrillGrates

    Just transferred my 6-year-old GrillGrates to my new Weber Spirit 330. These things are awesome!

    Ok, they are awesome but I'm not. I never once cleaned my old Weber Spirit 200ish model (6 year old version of the current 210 with the cabinet base.) I put the GrillGrates before the first grill. All I ever did for cleaning was preheat for 20 minutes on full power and scrap off the GrillGrates.

    AND LOOK AT THEM!!! Still ready to cook!!

    I'm vowing to do better maintaining my new Weber Spirit 330. I was very surprised and disappointed when a wheel fell off my old Weber while moving it and I realized the frame of the stand was badly rusted. I fear a good wind gust could collapse the frame!!! Not Weber's fault.

    Anyway - GrillGrates are the bomb. If you are thinking about them, pull the trigger. Buy them. Now.
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  • bbqLuv
    Club Member
    • Jan 2020
    • 1848
    • Milwaukie, OR

    #2
    They are awesome. Agreed.
    Happy grilling to you and long live BBQ

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    • ecowper
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 3737
      • Maple Valley, WA
      • Grill = Hasty-Bake Gourmet Dual Finish
        Smoke = Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5"

        Thermometer = FireBoard FBX11 with 2 ambient and 6 meat probes
        Thermometer = Maverick ET732
        Thermometer = ThermoWorks Chef Alarm
        Thermapen Mk IV = Light blue
        Thermapen Classic = Grey
        PID Controller = Fireboard Drive + Auber 20 CFM Fan

        Favorite cook = Tri-Tip for the grill, whole packer brisket for the smoker
        Favorite wine = a good Bordeaux with steak, a good Syrah with pork, or a nice bottle of Champagne or California sparkling wine
        Favorite beer = Sam Adams Boston Lager or Shiner Bock
        Favorite whisky = Lagavulin 16 year old single malt

        Best Cookbooks - Meathead's "The Science of Great Barbecue and Grilling", Chris Lilly's "Big Bob Gibson's BBQ Book", Aaron Franklin's "Franklin BBQ"


        Eric Cowperthwaite aka ecowper

      #3
      I have enough grill grates to fully replace the standard grates in my Hasty-Bake. Usually I only replace half of them so that I get an indirect side with normal grates and a direct side with grill grates. But sometimes, especially when I want a griddle effect, I use all grill grates across the whole thing. In griddle mode it looks like this

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      • Rocinante
        Club Member
        • Dec 2019
        • 159
        • Knoxville, TN

        #4
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ID:	1022735 Yeah, I really like the grates on my Napoleon. I will clean them from time to time, but they seem to be very low maintenance, and using them results in great cooks. Next best thing to IR, I suppose.
        Last edited by Rocinante; April 25, 2021, 06:41 PM.

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        • fzxdoc
          Founding Member
          • Jul 2014
          • 5457
          • My toys:
            Weber Summit Charcoal Grilling Center (WSCGC) aka Mr. Fancypants
            Pit Barrel Cooker (which rocks), named Pretty Baby
            Weber Summit S650 Gas Grill, named Hot 'n Fast (used mostly for searing and griddling)
            Weber Kettle Premium 22" named Kettle Kid, eager to horn in with more cooks in the future
            Camp Chef Somerset IV 4-burner outdoor gas range named AfterBurner due to its 30kBTU burners


            Adrenaline BBQ Company Gear:
            SnS, DnG, andLarge Charcoal Basket, for WSCGC
            SnS for 22" Kettle
            Elevated SS Rack for WSCGC
            SS Rack for DnG
            Cast Iron Griddle
            Grill Grate for SnS
            Grill Grates: five 17.375 sections (retired to storage)
            Grill Grates: six 19.25 panels for exact fit for Summit S650 gasser
            2 Grill Grate Griddles
            Steelmade Griddle for Summit gas grill

            Fireboard Gear:
            Extreme BBQ Thermometer Package
            Additional control unit
            Additional probes: Competition Probes 1" (3) and 4" (1), 3 additional Ambient Probes. 1 additional Food Probe
            2 Driver Cables
            Pit Viper Fan (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Pit Viper Fan new design (to pair with Fireboard Fan Driver Cable)
            Thermoworks Gear:
            Thermapen MK5 (pink)
            Thermapen MK4 (pink too)
            Thermoworks MK5 orange
            Temp Test 2 Smart Thermometer
            Extra Big and Loud Timer
            Timestick Trio
            Maverick ET 73 a little workhorse with limited range
            Maverick ET 733
            Maverick (Ivation) ET 732

            Grill Pinz
            Vortex (two of them)

            Two Joule Sous Vide devices
            VacMaster Pro 350 Vacuum Sealer

            Instant Pot 6 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker
            Instant Pot 10 Quart Electric Pressure Cooker

            Charcoal Companion TurboQue
            A-Maze-N tube 12 inch tube smoker accessory for use with pellets

            BBQ Dragon and Dragon Chimney

            Shun Classic Series:
            8" Chef Knife
            6" Chef's Knife
            Gokujo Boning and Fillet Knife
            3 1/2 inch Paring Knife

          #5
          Grill Grates rock, for sure. I'm glad I replaced my original "standard issue" ones with custom GGs that exactly fit my grill.

          Kathryn

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          • jfmorris
            Club Member
            • Nov 2017
            • 3700
            • Huntsville, Alabama
            • Jim Morris

              Cookers
              • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (2021)
              • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
              • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
              • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q & Rotisserie (2007)
              • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
              • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
              • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
              • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
              • Anova
              Thermometers
              • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
              • Thermoworks Dot
              • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
              • Thermoworks RT600C
              Beverages
              • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

            #6
            Dalmore yes - I fully agree. I've gone with Grillgrates on all my gas grills, and love them! Makes using a gas grill much more pleasurable, with the reduced flareups and burned food issues.

            Looks like you could use a gap filler panel to fill in that grate you moved to the Spirit 300. The Spirit 300 set that GrillGrate.com sells has 4 regular panels + one gap panel (22.5" wide). The set for the Spirit 200 just has the 4 regular panels (20" wide).

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            • Dalmore
              Dalmore commented
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              I've looked on grillgrate.com but haven't yet found a way to buy just a gap panel. :-(

            • ecowper
              ecowper commented
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              Dalmore I think if you call them directly, you could probably buy just the gap panel
          • PNWsmoke
            Club Member
            • Jan 2021
            • 60
            • Yelm ,WA
            • Cascade smoker competitor

              Weber Spirit 2
              SNS deluxe kettle

            #7
            Best thing for the Weber spirit. Muy bueno

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            • grantgallagher
              Club Member
              • Feb 2018
              • 1200
              • NJ

              #8
              Maybe they just really shine on gassers...but i bought them for my kettle and pretty much never use them now after the initial honeymoon period. Theyve been relegated to storage where i pull one out to use as a sear platform over a chimney post sous vide.

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              • jfmorris
                jfmorris commented
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                Where I find they shine on the kettle is smash burgers using the flat side, or chicken on the rail side. My main use on the kettle is to direct grill chicken, allowing me to use the entire grill without worrying about flareups or burned chicken. Buffalo wings grilled on the Grillgrates on the kettle are great. You get some char from where the wings contact the rail, and the painted on buffalo sauce vaporizes in the valley areas, and I think adds flavor to the final results.

              • grantgallagher
                grantgallagher commented
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                Burgers were what i mostly used them for before i was corrupted by this site and bought a flat top, lol. Wings i use the vortex but i do like the idea of trying them on the grill grates

              • Bkhuna
                Bkhuna commented
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                grantgallagher - I have them for my kettle. I like them, especially the flat side. If you lived closer, I'd offer to buy them from you.
            • Attjack
              Club Member
              • Aug 2017
              • 4729
              • Primo XL
                Weber 26"
                Weber 22"
                Weber 22"
                Weber 18"
                Weber Jumbo Joe
                Weber Green Smokey Joe (Thanks, Mr. Bones!)
                Weber Smokey Joe
                Orion Smoker

                DigiQ DX2
                Slow 'N Sear XL
                Arteflame 26.75" Insert

                Blaze BLZ-4-NG 32-Inch 4-Burner Built-In
                - With Rear Infrared Burner
                - With Infrared Sear Burner
                - With Rotisserie
                Empava 2 Burner Gas Cooktop
                Weber Spirit 210
                - With Grillgrates
                ​​​​​​​ - With Rotisserie
                Weber Q2200

                Blackstone Pizza Oven

                Portable propane burners (3)
                Propane turkey Fryer

                Fire pit grill

              #9
              I like them on my old Weber Spirit that just got transported to my cabin in California. I'm looking forward to grilling on those GrillGrates down there this summer. When I bought my blaze I was surprised to find that the grill grates also fit that grill. I tried them a few times on the Blaze but decided the Blaze gets so hot that I don't really need the GrillGrates and that they are better paired with the Weber Spirit.

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              • jfmorris
                Club Member
                • Nov 2017
                • 3700
                • Huntsville, Alabama
                • Jim Morris

                  Cookers
                  • Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado (2021)
                  • Camp Chef FTG900 Flat Top Grill (2020)
                  • Weber Genesis II E-410 w/ GrillGrates (2019)
                  • Weber Performer Deluxe 22.5" w/ GrillGrates & Slow 'N Sear & Drip ‘N Griddle & Party Q & Rotisserie (2007)
                  • Custom Built Offset Smoker (304SS, 22"x34" grate, circa 1985)
                  • King Kooker 94/90TKD 105K/60K dual burner patio stove
                  • Lodge L8D03 5 quart dutch oven
                  • Lodge L10SK3 12" skillet
                  • Anova
                  Thermometers
                  • Thermoworks Smoke w/ Wifi Gateway
                  • Thermoworks Dot
                  • Thermoworks Thermapen Classic
                  • Thermoworks RT600C
                  Beverages
                  • Whatever I brewed and have on tap!

                #10
                Dalmore to buy single panels, including the gap panel, go to this page (under More->Single Add On Panels on the menu):

                https://www.grillgrate.com/single-add-on-panels/

                The gap panel is at the bottom of the page, and when you click on it, you get a pop up window where you choose the size. Looks like you need a 17.375" deep gap panel to complete the set on your Spirit II 300 series grill.

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                • Dalmore
                  Dalmore commented
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                  I called yesterday and got all hooked up with a gap panel. 'Preciate you taking the time to find and share the link!

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