HeLp with Grate Expando or Store Bought?

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by smily, Mar 10, 2010.

  1. smily

    smily Newbie

    ca
    Well title says it all......

    I dont have any experince on a Expanded home built surface so Pros Cons anyone hate Direct grillin on one or the other...??

    thanks all for the input its for this build i am asking for,

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=90191

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  2. smily

    smily Newbie

    ca
    awwww come on many have looked but no responded sounds like a bad contest LOLOL[​IMG]
     
  3. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ok for you this is my 2 cents. I could care less one or the other. Regular straight wire grill maybe easier to flip stuff with spatula but man the dif isnt worth a mention. I have done 50 burgers at once on expanded and no prob so what ever trips your trigger go for it.
     
  4. smily

    smily Newbie

    ca
    THANKS



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  5. smily

    smily Newbie

    ca
    lol just pricing the store ones i guess im build one outa mesh less i find a SS wire shelf to chop up

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  6. countryboy19

    countryboy19 Smoke Blower

    IN
    IMHO, it depends what shape. If you're looking for a round, you can't even build one as cheap as buy one. And even if the materials are free, is it worth your time? I bought 22.5" Weber grates for my UDS for $16 each. My local Menards has the same size porcelain coated off-brand grates for $8. Can you build it that cheap? Not if you count the time involved and the shop resources consumed to build it.
     
  7. smily

    smily Newbie

    ca
    well CountryBoy ima a stay at home dad so time dosent exist anymore very often for me.

    and u must not have followed my link to my double barrel build 2 grates over size 22in X 36in to go in and they are spendy

    cut my finger 1st touch at the metal yard 2 year olde comes out unscathed LOLOLOL but sheet epando mesh like 50 some odd dollars brand new.
     

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